Foothills Announces New Alumni Family Programming
Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is excited to announce their new Alumni Family Support Group. Created to support Foothills’ alumni parents and family members, this virtual monthly support group provides ongoing encouragement and community during the important and potentially delicate months following the transition from primary care.
The journey of recovery continues on after graduating from Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, and it is important to find support groups to ensure sustainable recovery and healing, and that healthy relationship development remain a priority. Staying committed and connected with others who have had similar experiences can be a wonderful way to share one’s journey and be of help to others.
“Providing alumni families the opportunity to connect and process their shared experience can be powerful. During the struggles that lead a young man to treatment at Foothills, families can feel isolated and alone,” says Kurt Arsenault, LCSW, Executive Director of Foothills. “Often the fear, grief, and guilt of needing to seek treatment for their child outside of their homes leave them disconnected from extended family and friends. By connecting through the Alumni Family Group, families learn that they are not alone. The process of discussing their experiences with other families who have had similar struggles provides crucial support and aides in their continued healing.” Kurt Arsenault, LCSW, leads these monthly support groups.
Feedback from parents and caretakers will help inform future topics, in order to best support attendees’ needs. Some future topics include:
- Self Care for Parents
- Boundary Setting
- Impacts of Social Media
- Healthy Coping Skills
- Effective Communication Strategies
- Addressing Setbacks
- Rebuilding Trust and Connection
If you are a family member of an alumni of Foothills, please join us for our next support group on March 25th at 6:30 pm EST. Please reach out to Ashley Egeland, Alumni Program Manager for the link to join. You can email Ashley at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Oak Recovery® programs are located throughout Western North Carolina and include clinically-driven and gender separate trauma focused mental health and substance abuse treatment for young adult men (www.redoakrecovery.com), young adult women (www.thewillowsatredoak.com), and adolescent boys (www.foothillsatredoak.com). Learn more by reaching out to: 866.457.7590.