I had the opportunity to talk with Aaron Huey - Co-founder & President of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Centre.
Unhappy teenagers - for any variety of reasons - are hard to live with at the best of times. During this time of being required to stay close to home and in close quarters with family they might otherwise prefer to not see, makes it doubly hard.
What's happening in the world is well beyond your control. Teens, though, are not as adaptable and resilient. They are more immediate and self-focused. What do you do when they get rowdy, resentful, act out, or withdraw? Expert, Aaron Huey, has insights, answers, and the why's and wherefore's of managing teen behavior.
About Fire Mountain:
Fire Mountain is a residential treatment center in the Colorado Rockies where troubled teens are taught the tools to allow them the opportunity to transform into more responsible, thoughtful, and confident teens. Using the latest rehabilitation innovations in treatment, along with traditional methods proven to be effective, our troubled teen program’s goal is long-term healing, recovery, and success for all teens and their families. Let us help your teen find the path to becoming their best self.
About Aaron Huey:
Aaron has been working with children, teens, and parents for over 18 years. After ten years directing camps and empowerment programs around the world, Aaron opened Fire Mountain because he wanted to work with kids and families on a deeper level. Over the first few years of running programs like Teen Rites of Passage The Warrior Phoenix Challenge, and numerous cries for help from parents, Aaron realized the need to turn his efforts towards teens struggling with drugs, alcohol and the behaviors and issues related to addiction. An addict in recovery since 2000, he felt a calling to put together an expert team and open Fire Mountain. His mission is to awaken confidence and leadership. “It‘s not about being better, it‘s about giving up the struggle to be different from who you are.”
Aaron’s formal educational background is in acting. He graduated from the top acting school in the US, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1990. His skills in comedy and drama make him an influential speaker and presenter, and a favorite among the kids. His confidence, compassion, and humor set the tone for deep healing, and fun.
Aaron is also trained as an EMT, a Wilderness Survival Instructor and Martial Arts teacher, all of which he weaves into the Fire Mountain RTC curriculum.