All Kinds of News for July 06, 2016
Alpine Academy recently completed another highly successful Parent Workshop Weekend. Each quarter, Alpine hosts a workshop weekend for parents of current students. The May
workshop was attended by 90 parents who rated the overall weekend and experience as extremely relevant, helpful, and supportive.
Alpine Academy believes the treatment process is best served by a unified team of the student, her parents, and Alpine staff. This principle is backed up by a longitudinal research study
conducted with Alpine families over an eight-year period that showed the number one indicator of student success was parental involvement. Since then, Alpine has made a more concerted
effort to ensure this success by implementing strategies that incorporate the family into treatment throughout and following our work with their daughter. Hosting quarterly parent
workshop weekends is one of the many ways our families connect with and contribute to the ongoing work that is being done with and for each student.
These weekends kick off on Friday with a catered lunch and formal welcome, introductions, and an overview of what to expect. Parents are provided individual schedules based on the
track they are in. This track is dependent upon how long their daughter has been at Alpine. This allows parents to have scheduled appointments for family therapy, parent-teacher conferences,
and attend a training workshop specific to their track, thus facilitating their ability to meet and get to know parents on the same track and thereby developing meaningful and supportive
Saturday is filled with breakout sessions facilitated by our team of clinicians who kick-off the morning with a group experiential activity for parents and their daughters. This activity is
followed by parents having the opportunity to choose from seven or eight comprehensive and clinically intense workshops. Parents can select two workshops to attend. Families on the tail-
end of their time, anticipating their daughter returning home in the next two to three months, are scheduled time with Alpine Academy's aftercare coordinator to that as a family they can work on
their individual plan for “life after Alpine.
Sunday is spent on Alpine's 36-acre campus, relaxing and sharing in the events of the individual homes their daughter lives in, or off-campus practicing all the skills they are learning and enjoying time together.
Alpine Academy strives to not only meet, but to exceed expectations, and is honored to have such a significant role in working with each student and every family that becomes part of our
Alpine family. Our team appreciates the work of everyone involved in making these weekends so productive and positive, and in the commitment of our parents and families on behalf of their