All Kinds of News for September 13, 2017
Sunrise Residential Treatment Center for girls ages 12 to 18 is a leader in empowering girls and their families to create healthy relationships and to heal. Eighty-six percent of our students will return home after treatment at Sunrise versus going on to attend a step-down facility. Sunrise students and their families are offered a variety of Sunrise transition options to support their journey beyond treatment; Sunrise believes planning for transition is integral to every girls’ success, therefore discussions begin early in treatment. “We know that transition is amongst the most stressful times for our students and their families”, said Brad Simpson, Sunrise Executive Director. “The more we can do to extend healing beyond the Sunrise campus, the more successful our girls and their families are in maintaining positive, real life change. One of our goals during transition is to establish a strong support network by partnering with mental health professionals in our family’s communities,” continued Brad.
There are two different transition packages.
A. Home-Based Transition Options include a customized combination of the following:
- Three months of clinical coaching and transition support. A two-day home visit with the student’s Sunrise therapist is customized to the family’s needs and may include: job and/or volunteer search, meeting with home therapist(s), meetings with school teachers and/or counselors, formalizing structure in the home, family and individual coaching sessions, individualized work around trauma and/or recovery and meetings with peers and other positive supports in the community.
- This transition option includes extensive telephone coaching in any combination of individual, group or family sessions.
- In addition to the above services, families have access to a 24/7 support line and may participate in monthly Parent Alumni group telephone calls facilitated by a Sunrise therapist.
- Transition program elements may be customized to suit each girl and family’s needs. For example, some students transition home mid-semester and Sunrise’s education package provides support and coaching in helping her complete the classes required to advance to the next grade level.
Sunrise students practice their DBT skills in real life situations in the community while attending Sunrise. All Sunrise girls have the opportunity for recreational and service learning activities and more than 30% enjoy off-campus experiences such as taking classes at Dixie State University, professional internships at local businesses and part-time jobs. These experiences further help prepare Sunrise students for successful transition. Sunrise has created a community-based transition support program for students who graduate from Sunrise and choose to remain in the local community to attend college or work.
B. In-Town Transition Option
- Continued individual and group therapy with a Sunrise clinician.
- Coaching from a personal life-transition mentor. Life skills coaching includes: college advising, personal finance, life balance, time and stress management, healthy eating and exercise, job and apartment seeking, interpersonal skills in dealing with roommates, dating and maintaining relationships with family and much more.
- In addition, the in-town transition program provides support for families including ongoing DBT skills webinars.
For more information on Sunrise’s transition options, please contact Sue Barnes, Admissions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise RTC, near St. George, Utah, is a DBT-intensive, residential treatment center and therapeutic boarding school for adolescent girls ages 12-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social, and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program, and the community access of a transition program