All Kinds of News for November 07, 2018
Solstice RTC, a residential treatment center for teen girls ages 14-18, helps heal and strengthen families through family programming throughout a student’s time at the program.
Their family programming includes quarterly family seminars, new parent workshops, and annual parent-child trips.
This fall, adventure therapy staff led two groups of dads and students to Moab for the third annual father-child trips. While exploring the desert, father-daughter pairs were able to explore themselves and their relationships with one another.
“Alongside the folks from Aspect Adventure, adventure therapy staff led father-daughter pairs through a series of climbs, rappels, and hikes,” says Amanda Sevigny, Summer Team Assistant Director at Solstice RTC. “Pairs had the opportunity to challenge themselves by choice, and support one another as they discovered and surpassed emotional and physical limits. Groups wrapped up the trips around campfires, and told stories of side by side moments. The trips created unforgettable experiences for dads and students alike.”
In addition to the parent-child trips this fall, Solstice also held a Parent Seminar which focused on the point families were at within their Hero’s Journey.
“Each parent seminar, we focus on a different theme or issue,” comments Kami Black MSW, LCSW, Executive Clinical Director at Solstice RTC. “During October’s Parent seminar, each of the groups focused on what work they needed to be doing according to where they were within their Hero’s Journey as a family. Families focused on everything from practicing vulnerability and deciding which path they will take, to ‘slaying their family dragons’ on the climbing wall, to solidifying their transition plan for the return home. Each family had their individual needs met. It was a great seminar and our families actively participated in the work needed to heal their family.”
Solstice RTC holds 4 family seminars per year, inviting parents and siblings on-campus to work through specific challenges the family is facing and establish goals as a family.
Along with quarterly family seminars, family programming at Solstice RTC also includes a New Parent Workshop. At the New Parent Workshop, parents who have recently enrolled their child at the program get the opportunity to better understand the work their child is doing at the program. They also have the chance to meet therapeutic staff members who will be working with their child and other families who have recently enrolled their child at Solstice.
“It’s important for families to engage in family programming, such as the New Parent Workshop and quarterly Family Seminars,” says Jaime Palmer MSW, LCSW, Assistant Clinical Director and Primary Therapist at Solstice RTC. “It’s important for the entire family to be involved throughout their child’s time at the program. Without making changes within the family system, the growth students achieve while at Solstice RTC will not last after they return home. That’s why offering on-campus family work is so crucial to the success of students.”
For more information about family programming at Solstice RTC, please visit https://solsticertc.com/family-therapy or call 801-444-0794.
Solstice RTC is a residential treatment center for teen girls that has helped hundreds of struggling teens on their journey to solving issues like trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Solstice RTC, located in Layton, Utah, offers a specialized, clinically intensive program based on the specific needs of young women. At Solstice RTC, young women discover their full potential. For additional information on Solstice RTC, please visit http://solsticertc.com/ or call 801-444-0794.