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New Haven Residential Treatment Center believes that family involvement during treatment is key to long term success and recovery. New Haven requires heavy family involvement during treatment. The families who enroll at the RTC participate in weekly family therapy sessions, and families spend several weekends at the Treatment Center, participating in intensive therapy with their daughters. No matter the need that brings a student to New Haven, be it depression, anxiety, substance, trauma or eating disorder, each family is best served if treatment is addressed systemically as a whole family.
During each student's stay at New Haven, New Haven utilizes the Adaptive Family Systems Model to address the roles and narratives that exist within each family. Although each girl and her family are different, every family passes milestones that are common to all families. The decision to have a child and expand the family is one example of a milestone. Other milestones happen as each child progresses-learning to walk and talk, attending school, and down the road that child will leave the home. These milestones are not unique, but their impact on each family is, and the Adaptive Family Systems Model provides a lens through which one can view the family, their history and their trajectory. Understanding the system from which each student comes from is imperative to lasting healing.
It is common for a family to come to New Haven when one of these transition periods has not been very smooth, or complete. Sometimes families get stuck in roles that are no longer appropriate for their stage in life. Other times a trauma has occurred that makes moving forward seem impossible. In working with students who have experienced trauma, the Adaptive Family Systems Model becomes particularly beneficial. Not only is the experience behind a trauma complex to the sufferer, but each member of the family will develop a relationship with the trauma. Trauma will disrupt a healthy family system, even when all of the details have not been disclosed; parents worry for the well-being of their daughter and siblings feel they lose their sister or that they are incapable of helping her.
Healing can only be found as each family member makes peace with the impact the trauma has had on their family. As the family works together through the therapeutic process they are able to get back on track and return to healthy adaptive patterns that will move a family forward, rather than the maladaptive behaviors that brought the family into treatment. The goal for each family at New Haven is to achieve Interdependence, a space to accomplish the vision where every young woman makes peace with her past, thrives in the present, and creates a hopeful future, hand-in-hand with the support of her family.
About New Haven RTC
Founded in 1995, New Haven Residential Treatment Center has been an industry leader in treatment for young women since its inception. We serve adolescent females, ages 12-18. New Haven is clinically intensive with an emphasis on family involvement, healthy relationships, academics, love and service. New Haven is a fully licensed professional Residential Treatment Center, located in rural Utah, just south of Salt Lake City.