blueFire Builds Resilience Through Integration of Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare & Trauma Therapy
In response to the alarming rise in adolescent mental health challenges, blueFire Wilderness is set up and trained to address this pressing issue. Adolescents nationwide have experienced heightened levels of hopelessness, suicidal behavior, and mental health struggles exacerbated by the strains of the COVID-19 pandemic and other stressors. To tackle this crisis, blueFire Wilderness has a tailored program and clinicians with comprehensive training to address trauma holistically. This approach goes beyond traditional methods by integrating trauma treatment with Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare (OBH), yielding more effective care for families and adolescents.
blueFire has distinguished itself by integrating trauma therapy with OBH, aligning with core characteristics of trauma-informed care as defined by SAMHSA. Their approach emphasizes peer support, collaboration, empowerment, and choice, creating a nurturing environment for adolescents. The wilderness experience at blueFire provides opportunities for clients to establish positive relationships, develop a sense of accomplishment, and build resilience in real time. The practical use and training in modalities such as EMDR, Brainspotting, the Trauma Resiliency Model, and the Community Resiliency Model provide a unique approach that ensures every aspect of the program contributes to trauma treatment, resulting in transformative experiences for the clients.
The blend of OBH and trauma therapies has proven to be a lifeline for adolescents seeking healing and resilience. This integrated approach allows young individuals to openly discuss their struggles and traumas, often for the first time. As the mental health landscape evolves, blueFire remains committed to innovation, continually adapting its program to meet the ever-evolving needs of today’s adolescents. In these challenging times, blueFire stands unwavering in its mission to empower individuals and their families, helping them find their voices and embark on lasting healing.
Read in more detail about how blueFire is integrating OBH and Trauma Therapy here: https://bluefirewilderness.com/blog/bluefire-builds-resilience-through-integration-of-outdoor-behavioral-healthcare-and-trauma-therapy/
About blueFire Wilderness:
blueFire Wilderness is an outdoor therapy program for clients ages 11–28. blueFire combines clinical expertise, family, animal, wilderness, and adventure therapy in their program, providing an approach to treatment that produces long-lasting, internalized change. blueFire is licensed by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education (AEE), and has professional memberships in NATSAP and OBH.
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