How Academics Can Be a Powerful Part of Teen Outpatient Treatment
Teen suicide, depression, and anxiety rates are on the rise, and remote schooling and social isolation only exacerbate these issues. More teens are desperately in need of treatment, along with academic support that allows them to progress toward their educational goals while addressing their mental health issues.
Newport Academy partners with schools to optimize success for clients in their outpatient mental health treatment programs. Teens in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) at locations around the country spend time in the classroom and with specialized tutors each day, exploring their strengths and passions while continuing to make progress in tandem with their grade level requirements. As patients make strides in their treatment, Newport Academy works with their schools to gradually reintegrate them in a way that creates the highest potential for success.
Each client receives an in-depth assessment that informs a tailored treatment plan that includes clinical, experiential, and academic/life skills modalities — from individual therapy and group sessions to yoga and Adventure Therapy. Unlike most other providers, Newport Academy take an integrated approach that focuses on strengthening family relationships and providing additional support for parents, which is a key part of achieving sustainable healing.
Teens’ individualized academic plans vary depending on their needs, and include accredited curriculums, SAT and ACT prep, individual academic plans, tutoring, and college application support. Along with advancing in their learning goals, teens also learn executive functioning and self-regulation skills that will serve them throughout their lives. The Newport Academy approach to academics is designed support adolescents’ capacity to embrace and learn from setbacks while improving their critical thinking and their ability to advocate for themselves as empowered young people.
Moreover, when circumstances such COVID-19 require a shift to virtual programming, Newport Academy is able to offer a complete PHP or IOP (intensive outpatient) experience, including academics; their remote programming ensures that current clients continue progressing in their treatment goals and maintain a sense of community and belonging in their daily lives while Newport Academy assists them in their schooling. In addition, teens can enroll who otherwise would not have access to comprehensive care, due to their geographical distance from Newport’s outpatient locations.
Find out more about outpatient treatment at Newport Academy.
About Newport Academy
Newport Academy is a series of evidence-based healing centers for adolescents and families struggling with mental health issues, eating disorders, and substance abuse. With locations across the United States, Newport Academy offers a family-systems approach, providing gender-specific, individualized, and comprehensive holistic programs that encompass clinical therapy, academic support, and experiential practices. Offerings include residential treatment centers, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Therapeutic Day Schools. Newport Academy nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of adolescents and their families, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower teens and restore families. Experts include MDs, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dieticians, nurses, licensed social workers, teachers, and more.