All Kinds of News for March 06, 2019
Solstice East, a leading residential treatment center for adolescents ages 14 – 18 located in western North Carolina, celebrated their 25th family seminar on campus in February. Family seminars at Solstice East are multi-day events on campus which include all families who are currently enrolled in the program. The core of Solstice East’s programming is based on healing damaged relationships so that students can restore healthy connections within the family system. These intensive, multi-family experiences are conducted 4 times a year and provide powerful, therapeutic experiences for both students and their families.
During this February's Family Seminar, families came together on campus to engage in the following activities, practicing and refining their skills, bonding with students and other families, and enjoying time together.
- Chinese New Year celebration with Lip Sync Battle
- Family Dragon Art Activity/Processing
- Multi-Family Groups
- Parent Support Group/Sibling Support/Team Support
- Family Strengths Ceremony
In addition to fun, family-focused activities, Family Seminar also provides students the opportunity to do family therapy work in-person. This helps facilitate stronger and healthier relationships with family members. Additionally, spending quality time together and creating new memories helps build positivity and hope for the future.
As Sandra Dowd, Family Seminar Coordinator states, “At Solstice, our hope is that each family sees that this is a supportive practice opportunity. It’s a safe space to try new things, get messy, and make mistakes with the support available in the process. This is also a process, which means putting what is said in therapy to practice in real life. Seminars are so key to this practice of creating a hopeful future for each family member.”
To learn more about Solstice East’s Family Seminars click here, or call (855) 672-7058.
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.