At Sunrise we do weekly parent webinars to provide education for the whole family. I’m [...]
Regardless of whether you tap your own family members or engage the support of neighbors and friends, a consistent community of trusted adults can be a critical part of your childâ€™s healing after treatment.
If your teen or young adult has recently transitioned home from treatment, you may be anxious about the appropriate balance of structure and freedom. According to Dr. Gayle Jensen-Savoie, an executive director for the InnerChange family of therapeutic programs, itâ€™s important to remember that the primary developmental task of young adulthood is to individuate.
ccording to certified recreational therapist, Corey Hickman, todayâ€™s teens are experiencing a recreational crisis. â€œThe students I see nowadays typically engage in recreation almost exclusively from a seated position,â€ says Hickman, who is the residential life director for Sunrise RTC, a treatment program for adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral issues. â€œMany of our students arrive at Sunrise addicted to video games, television, or social media,â€ says Hickman, â€œwhich typically means that theyâ€™re not engaged in more physical or social forms of recreation.â€
Many treatment programs have an aftercare system built into their programs to help families with the initial transition from treatment back home, to college or elsewhere.