All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
Elevations RTC, a co-ed residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, provides an accepting therapeutic community environment for young people of all gender identities.
At Elevations RTC, acceptance and support of transgender students and students who identify as gender non-conforming or gender questioning takes place within programming at every level. For example, transgender students share dormitory spaces with students who are the same identity, regardless of their assigned sex at birth.
“When teens are struggling with any issue, whether it be depression or challenges related to gender identity, support plays a major role in their healing process,” comments Judi Jacques, M.Ed, Executive Director of Elevations RTC. “If a teen doesn’t feel like they are safe, supported, and accepted in the place where they are supposed to make positive changes, it will be very difficult for them to make those changes and begin to heal. The support system at our program provides a safe, accepting environment for students to work through their challenges and gain confidence in their sense of self.”
Each week, Elevations RTC holds a group meeting for LGBT students which provides a forum for them to share their experiences and provide support to one another.
"After being in and out of programs for the past year and a half, Elevations is the most accepting and supportive program that I have experienced,” comments an Elevations student who identifies as transgender. “There is so much diversity here and I think that’s what makes the program really unique. All the students and staff members are really supportive and I feel like I’ve definitely grown the most here than anywhere else.”
Elevations RTC will be a sponsor for this year’s GEMS (Gender Education deMystification Symposium) which takes place from Feb 21-23. Learn more about GEMS here: http://www.gemsconference.org/
For more information about Elevations RTC and their support of all gender identities, please visit https://www.elevationsrtc.com or call 866-952-7930.
Elevations RTC is a unique co-ed residential treatment center that works with teens ages 13 - 18. Elevations offers guidance, support, and relief to teens struggling with issues like trauma, depression, mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located in Syracuse, Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens. For more information, please call 1-855-290-9681.