All Kinds of News for December 05, 2018
Telos' Senior House is approaching, completing its first year in operation, has had 22 students work through the program. The Senior House was specifically designed for students too old to be comfortably placed in a youth program, but still in need of higher structure, oversight, and services than what is typical for a young adult treatment setting. Of the 22, 19 have (when clinically ready) transitioned to a more-traditional Telos U young adult apartment located in Orem, UT, where they have successfully continued and completed their treatment. The remaining 3 students have either remained at the Senior House for their entire stay (due to their need for continued higher structure), or have transitioned home or to another setting. Historically, these students have been hard to find the appropriate treatment setting for and their age forces parents and referral sources to choose between sacrificing excellent academics or surrendering the success that comes with structure.
In its first year Senior House has confirmed that students, between adolescence and adulthood, are challenging and complex — there is a reason why they are an underserved population. The process of creating a safe treatment community and culture has been daunting, yet the Telos team has responded to each new challenge with tenacity, expertise, and innovative solutions. Some of these solutions include:
- The hiring of Mont Criddle, LMFT, as a full time Executive Director solely dedicated to the Senior House. Before joining Telose, Mont spent his early career working with youth and clinical teams in residential treatment settings. Mont is an expert in culture building, systems analysis, clinical leadership, and youth treatment.
- The development and enhancement of a robust weekend program designed to help older teens learn and practice new skills and explore their passions.
- Transitioning all high school classes to the Senior House campus (aka the Geneva Campus). This enhances clinical and academic support during school hours.
The Telos team is proud of the services offered at the Senior House and are excited to continue treating this traditionally underrepresented population. Please contact admissions staff Becca Jolley or Emery Brown with questions about Telos Senior House programming or availability.
About Telos U and Telos RTC
Telos U and Telos RTC, located in Orem, UT, specialize in small class size and low pressure education systems support. Telos provides a therapeutic boarding school environment for adolescent boys who need help with Processing of Information Disorders, ADD/ADHD, ASD and emotional disorders that prevent them from thriving in a typical high school environment. Telos offers a family systems approach to therapy, working with parents and siblings alongside Telos' students, and structuring a therapeutic mileu around triathlon training programs and other engaging activities outside of school class time.