Introducing New Weekly Parent Support Call
Trails Momentum announces that its recently implemented parent support call has been an incredible resource for families of currently enrolled students.
Momentum’s therapist-facilitated group conversations offer incredible support while normalizing the often difficult peaks and valleys of each family’s healing journey. Parents often feel they alone are struggling with a young adult who isn’t launching, so offering a weekly space to connect with families experiencing similar struggles creates a sense of community.
Primary Therapist Sarah Broughton, LCMHC, LCAS, facilitates a weekly Zoom call with parents. “We started the call to create a space for parents to process their experiences with other parents who have had similar experiences,” she says. “And also to practice the communication skills they are learning and using with their young adult. The group is structured similarly to our Honor Circle, the nightly process group our students participate in, and this also gives parents the opportunity to experience what it’s like for their young adult to be vulnerable in sharing their thoughts and feelings with others.”
The group has already covered topics including neuro-psych testing, receiving new diagnoses, siblings, letter writing, and the impact on families of having a young adult struggling to move towards independence. Calls include parents new to the Trails Momentum program as well as parents closer to graduation who can offer their insight. This range of experience and connection gives parents hope that their young adult will also find success.
This addition enhances the in-depth family programming already in place at Trails Momentum, including family therapy sessions and a family workshop. The support call offers an opportunity for parents to connect with each other, build community, and get parent-to-parent support.
About Trails Momentum
Trails Momentum is an adventure-based outdoor program for young adults ages 18-25 who are struggling to launch themselves into adulthood. Adventure programming, clinical services, family involvement, college coursework, and social skill development are interwoven to maximize the transference of important life skills and address clinical and behavioral challenges.
Helping young adults reboot and rebuild.