All Kinds of News for June 07, 2017
Service projects are regularly integrated into each student’s therapeutic work at New Haven RTC and many projects are planned by the students. Outside of these regular activities, several times each year, New Haven students and their parents have the opportunity to participate in a service trip. These trips take place within the United States and internationally. Last month, a number of families and staff were able to travel to Peru for one such trip. The families spent a good portion of the week learning about the Peruvian culture and serving the local people. The group was able to make the journey to Machu Picchu, and the theme of service continued as they encouraged each other to the top.
Jessica Endres, Clinical Director of the Susan B. Anthony House, shared the following about their trip: “this trip was a once in a life time experience. The group really came together and bonded while we were out on the trail and away from civilization. I loved being able to get to know all of the families on a deeper level and support them. It was so fun to see the parents and students support one another, connect and have fun together. Peru itself was the most beautiful country. The mountains were so dramatic and green! The Incan ruins that we saw were amazing. It is amazing to think of how old they are and to imagine that people really used to live in the way that they did.”
Service is one of the best ways to gain perspective. It helps the clients develop deeper connections with others, and is a great way to deepen the family work that is done at New Haven on a daily basis.
About New Haven Residential Treatment Center
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.