All Kinds of News for February 08, 2017
Milieu staff at the ViewPoint Center are vital to a client's experience. ViewPoint hires professionals, who are not babysitters. Here are some examples of the role that the Milieu staff play in patient's process at the ViewPoint Center according to Clint Fulmer, Program Director:
- Milieu helps keep programs running and is the toughest job in any program. Being a Milieu staff requires understanding, respect, trust and hard work. The Milieu are front line employees who are with the patients all day and see all sides of each patient’s struggles.
- Working on the Milieu requires patience for different types of personalities. The Milieu is responsible for keeping patients physically and mentally safe at all times. One of the main focuses of the Milieu is teaching teens daily living skills and respect. Milieu staff are responsible for dealing with daily stresses that each individual teen presents.
- The Milieu has to be more than just a staff member, they have to be compassionate, empathetic and caring towards the patients in a professional manner. The Milieu builds relationships with the patients that helps patients learn that they can trust others and use those skills outside of the treatment facility.
- The Milieu is responsible for teaching respect to the patients, and is also responsible for being respectful towards the patient in high stress situations. Teaching respect can be difficult, especially when patients have never respected themselves or authority figures. With the help of the Milieu, respect is taught through Milieu groups, therapy and daily activities.
Along with the responsibility, these staff positions have very rewarding jobs. The Milieu staff teach patients that there is more to life than anything they previously knew, through the day-to-day. They also help them understand that they can overcome their current situation. Without the work of the staff day in and day out the mananagement and assessment team at ViewPoint would not find success and the patients would not either.
About ViewPoint CenterViewPoint Center, a mental health assessment center for teens ages 12-17, is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a program lasting 6-7 weeks, ViewPoint Center provides superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization for teens struggling with mental and behavioral issues such as suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. In a safe, personalized environment, ViewPoint helps teens focus on the healing process.