All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Cascade Crest Transitions' (CCT) Parent Support Specialists support the specific needs of just the parent(s) of Cascade Crest Transitions students during the family's program/experience. Parent Support Specialists are licensed therapists who are part of the clinical team and work seamlessly alongside the primary therapist to support parents to do their own work separate from their son or daughter. The Parent Specialists work with parents to step out of a reactive place and into examining their own parallel process. This work includes recognizing family dynamics, taking on marital work, exploring how to navigitate the challenges of having a child in treatment, and examining their own family of origin.
“I love connecting with parents from all over the country, and sometimes all over the world. I really enjoy when parents are able to participate in their own process alongside of the process that their young adults are going through while at CCT. I believe that in order for our families to find their peace, it is important that the whole family engage in some level of change. It is a great honor and incredibly rewarding to be a part of that change in families," said Tracey Colacicco, MS, LPC, a Cascade Crest Transitions Parent Specialist.
The Parent Specialists help parents in finding a balance between supporting their son or daughter and allowing them the space to make mistakes as they emerge into young adulthood. They also help parents to be patient as their young adult learns new ways to engage in the world, as they struggle to begin the process of launching into their own lives as responsible adults with the tools to be successful in their life goals. Parent Support Specialists lead a monthly video support group where the focus is on a topic of interest, chosen by current parents in the program. This is an opportunity to hear about how other parents are dealing with issues that come up for them, provide support to other parents, and gain support from parents who have similar experiences. As parents dive into their own work we see our the young adults step out of the identified patient role and into a healthier, empowered role in the family.
About Cascade Crest Transitions
Founded in 2011 Cascade Crest Transitions has been an industry leader in aftercare/transitional programing for young adults. We working with young adults in a co-ed setting between the ages of 18-23. CCT offers continued therapeutic and academic support, sober environment, safe community, along with real life experiences. Our length of stay is 9-12 months, Cascade Crest is located in beautiful Bend, Oregon.