All Kinds of News for January 09, 2019
Solstice East, a leading residential treatment center for young adults ages 14 – 18 located in western North Carolina, is excited to welcome a new set of animals on campus -- pigs! The two new additions to the Solstice family are 5 month-old pigs named Cinnamon and Bitterpig. They will join the other animals on campus, including horses and chickens, and will make great additions to their barn community.
The new campus pigs are friendly and social, and will greet anyone who comes around the barn area - especially if there is food involved. Their positive personalities on campus are already bringing smiles to all who encounter them on their visit to campus.
The animals on campus at Solstice East provide opportunities for students to partake in learning about and caring for animals of all kinds. It helps students develop relationships and bonds, practice communication skills, time management and life skills, while building their self esteem as they take time to care for the animals.
Solstice East has a number of animals on campus, and also uses the EAGALA (equine assisted growth and learning association) and TFEAP (trauma-focused equine-assisted psychotherapy) equine therapy models with students to help work on relationships and trauma. The horses, much like all of the other campus animals, provide a powerful mirror for our students – reflecting their moods as well as verbal and nonverbal communication from students.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14-18 located just outside of Asheville, NC. Solstice East has helped hundreds of students and their families with issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and behavioral problems. Solstice East is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and academically accredited by AdvancED and the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Additionally, Solstice East is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.