All Kinds of News for December 07, 2016
Each year Alpine Academy hosts several regional parent and alumni weekend gatherings. One day is an event for alumni students and parents and the next day is an event for the parents of current students that live in the area. These are wonderful opportunities to connect with the Alpine Family.
This past weekend Alpine hosted an event in Southern California. Alpine Academy’s director, Michele Boguslofski, was accompanied by the academic director Angie Alvey, the clinical director Aarika Maisak and the after-care coordinator Caitlin Forcier.
Saturday’s event was hosted by one of the alumni families in their home. About 40 former Alpine students and parents came together for an evening of fun, food, and reconnecting. Alpine believes these weekends serve the dual role of celebrating the continued work that alumni families have accomplished since leaving the Academy while also providing a grounding connection to work that was done at Alpine. In speaking of what she learned at Alpine, one of the girls stated, “I still have some struggles, but now I know how to handle them.”
Sunday’s event was held at an area hotel and was attended by nearly 20 parents of current Alpine Academy students. These are great opportunities for parents to connect with and learn from each other while strengthening relationships with members of the Alpine team. It is also one more way they can talk collectively and individually with the various department directors to gain insight on and offer feedback about the overall treatment process. Comments such as, “I feel like I’m getting my daughter back” and “We are starting to feel like a family again” were great reinforcement to the Alpine team and process. Alpine Academy is so grateful to all of the students and parents, past and present, that give meaning to the work that they do.About Alpine AcademyAlpine Academy is a licensed Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 12-18 located in Utah. Students struggle with emotional disturbances that are severe enough to prevent them from going to school successfully. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers at the front of every classroom. Therapy is built into the school day. It is a nationally certified Teaching Family Model treatment program. The students live in homes with married couples, Family Teachers.