All Kinds of News for January 10, 2018
Elevations RTC, a co-ed residential treatment center for teens ages 13-18, provides students with opportunities to socialize and bond with peers in a variety of settings throughout their time at Elevations. One event that captures the positive social atmosphere on campus is a monthly event called the Super Supper Social.
Hosted by Elevation’s leadership team, the Super Supper Social is a semi-formal dinner held each month. Every Super Supper Social has a specific theme that can range from the 4th of July to a movie from the ‘80’s. During this event, students are encouraged to socialize and build interpersonal effectiveness skills which are integral to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
“Learning to get along with others while also asserting your own needs is essential to building healthy relationships,” says Jordan Killpack CMHC, Clinical Director of Elevations RTC. “It can often be difficult to balance your own needs and those of others. At events like the Super Supper Social, students learn and practice interpersonal effectiveness skills which help them improve the ways in which they attend to relationships, balance priorities and demands, and help them build a sense of mastery and self-respect.”
In January, the Super Supper Social will be themed on the 1987 fantasy film, “The Princess Bride”. Students will dine on a three course meal, watch the movie, and take part in a jousting competition with cardboard shields and swords.
“The students really enjoy this time and they look forward to it each month,” comments Brandi Fox, Operations Director at Elevations RTC. “They like to get dressed up and they enjoy spending this time with their peers. It is something very unique to our program and can help students break out of their shell.”
About Elevations RTC
Elevations RTC is a residential treatment center that offers guidance, support and relief to adolescents struggling with issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, identity issues, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located in Utah and provides specialized, clinically intensive programs to struggling teens.