Here at Sunrise, we are healing generations one family at a time. What this means is that we work so hard to produce long lasting change so that it can impact generations to come. How do we attain this? One way is to really concentrate on what the transition home will look like. We understand that once your daughter gets home, it will not be a 24/7 therapeutic environment. We want the transition from residential treatment to home to be as smooth as possible. Your daughter’s main support group will be her family when she gets home. Family plays a huge role in her treatment at Sunrise. We work with you the entire time to make sure that the family unit is moving forward with the same progress as your daughter. Many parents say after their daughter completes her residential treatment at Sunrise, that not only did she make great strides in healing, but so did the family. You will work with us every step of the way. Near the end of her treatment, your daughter and her team will design a transition plan to help ease her into the move home. Many of our families take advantage of our Aftercare Packages. This can allow her Sunrise therapist to come to the home that she’ll be transitioning to, and work on what that move will look like and the procedures that we’ll need to put into place to ensure a successful transition. Our therapist will also meet with the at-home therapist to ensure that your daughter’s treatment continues on a successful long-lasting path. If other positively influencing peers, family, or neighbors are a part of her transition, we’ll make sure that we’re all on the same page with her plan. Along with building that supportive network around your daughter some other tips for a successful transition are:
Successful Transitions Home from Residential Treatment
1. Stay active and busy. Studies show that physical activity can help the mind remain in a healthy state.
2. On the flip side, get adequate sleep and continue a healthy diet.
3. Understand that hiccups may happen. We all make mistakes. Try to come together as a family to work through the issue as a team.
4. Address those hiccups right away. The longer you wait to address problems, the harder it will be to get back on track.
5. Finally, try to keep a positive outlook! We all get thrown curve balls occasionally, but we all have the power to knock them out of the park!
– written by Marcy Clark, Admissions Counselor