Fulshear’s First In-Person Family Program in 1.5 Years
Fulshear Treatment to Transition finally had its first in-person family programming event this last week, after a year and a half of virtual quarterly family programming by Zoom. Before the pandemic, Fulshear would have its family program every three months, where clients and their families would join together at Fulshear for a two-day conference of sorts, participating in multiple workshops and groups, meeting other families, spending time with clients, having family therapy, etc. February of 2020 was the last in-person family program, when Fulshear’s first Zoom Family Program was held in its place, until this last week. While virtual programming allowed Fulshear to still be with its families as best as possible, there is nothing like actually being in-person to connect, heal, and be together.
Fulshear’s Executive Clinical Director Kevin Randall, LMFT, put everyone’s feelings into words. “It was great to see the parent/daughter interactions and the work that the teams were doing with the families. I loved the noise, the laughter, the learning, the experiences, the excitement and the tension and pressure that leads to growth.” These two days were so special for the team to see their clients and their families together doing this tough work, but also for the incredible parents truly getting a glimpse into what their daughters are a part of on a daily basis, and seeing their daughters’ growth. Randall also said, “Family programs represent what is at the heart of our program. It is a time where we experience healing that occurs in relationships and through experience.”
“It is inspirational to watch the healing, triumph, and bravery exhibited by our families and clients,” says Fulshear’s Executive Director, Nikki Garza, LCSW. The team and families are already looking forward to the next (in-person) family program in November.
About Fulshear Treatment to Transition
Fulshear Treatment to Transition, founded in 2003 and accredited by the Joint Commission, is located right outside of Houston in Needville, TX and Stafford, TX. Fulshear works with young women ages 18-24 struggling with mental health issues along with accompanying co-occurring disorders and is known for its development of the Fulshear Adult Attachment Model.