Father-Daughter Canoe Trip

By Michelle Tribble / July 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Father-Daughter Canoe Trip

Every year, a group of Chrysalis students and their fathers go on an epic adventure in a canoe down the scenic Missouri River. The one-on-one time the girls get to spend with their dads is invaluable, as bonds between them are strengthened through this incredible shared experience. This year, the trip began leaving Horse House…

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Music: Healing & Learning Through Experiences

By Michelle Tribble / February 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Music: Healing & Learning Through Experiences

In the nearly seven years I have worked with our students, I have have been so fortunate to bear witness to the growth and healing that happens in this place. When families visit our school, they leave with the feeling that there is no other place like it in the world. Why? It is hard…

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Chrysalis at Casa Hogar Alegre, Fall 2018

By Alex Mufson / December 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Chrysalis at Casa Hogar Alegre, Fall 2018

“It’s really nice to get to know you guys as people, not just as staff,” one of the girls said in a therapy group four or five days into our international service trip to southern Mexico. We were all sitting on a patio next to a gorgeous pool. We could hear the rainforest we were…

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Joy & Sorrow: a paradoxical & purposeful relationship

By Emily Thelen MA, LCPC, CTRS / November 14, 2018 / Comments Off on Joy & Sorrow: a paradoxical & purposeful relationship

Joy & Sorrow: a paradoxical & purposeful relationship. I want to speak to the paradox and purpose of Joy and Sorrow. These two opposing emotions often exist at the same time. Did you know that? Think about it… It is all too present in this month of November for us in northwest Montana. For me…

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Back to School at Chrysalis – Giving Students the Support They Need

By Chrysalis School / October 22, 2018 / Comments Off on Back to School at Chrysalis – Giving Students the Support They Need

The fall semester is in full swing at Chrysalis. There’s a slight chill in the crisp fall air that has many of us feeling nostalgic. But that’s not the case for many of our students. The smell of new paper, freshly sharpened pencils, and eraser dust can send some of our students into a panic.…

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The Joy of Harvest

By Leslie Fowler / October 11, 2018 / Comments Off on The Joy of Harvest

Fall is upon us in Northwest Montana. It arrived quickly, without much transition. For me, as a Horticulture teacher and enthusiast, it is one of my favorite times of the year. All of the hard work we have done through the season has come to fruition and the bountiful harvest also represents for us the…

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Giving Thanks – A Parent’s Letter

By Carrie Kaarre / November 22, 2017 / Comments Off on Giving Thanks – A Parent’s Letter

I just want to let you know how much we appreciate the support and guidance you each have each provided to our daughter. The grades and comments on her attached academic progress report reflect her tremendous growth in school, but most importantly personally and emotionally over the last 10 months. We also know how much…

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Focusing on Success, Executive Functioning at Chrysalis: A therapeutic approach…

By Carrie Kaarre / October 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Focusing on Success, Executive Functioning at Chrysalis: A therapeutic approach…

Executive Function Behavioral Categories Impulse Control The ability to stop and think before acting Emotional Control The ability to manage feelings by thinking about goals Planning/Prioritizing The ability to create steps to reach a goal and to make decisions about what to focus on Flexibility The ability to change strategies or revise plans when conditions…

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Music and Art at Chrysalis

By Carrie Kaarre / August 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Music and Art at Chrysalis

Chrysalis is excited to announce our growing music and art program! This fall singer/song writer Michelle Lynn and artist Sean Tribble will be joining the Chrysalis team. They each bring an expertise that will expand the creative offerings for our students. Michelle taught music at Chrysalis years ago, and we’re excited about her return. She…

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“Chrysalis is a special place and it’s the people who make it so.”

By Chrysalis School / July 6, 2017 / Comments Off on “Chrysalis is a special place and it’s the people who make it so.”

I’d like to congratulate you on the amazing team you put together at Chrysalis. My daughter began the program in 2017 after two months at a wilderness therapy program. Instinctively, I knew Chrysalis was the right place for my family when I read through the website and spoke to Carrie. The magic continued the moment…

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