All Kinds of News for October 09, 2019
Creating and maintaining healthy relationships are at the core of programming for Solstice East, a residential treatment center for teen girls ages 14-17. While healthy relationships with peers are critical, restoring the family unit is necessary to ensure lasting change in the lives of each student. Recently, Solstice East launched new parent workshops that help parents begin the hard work of family therapy early in the program, setting the stage for the important work they will do with their children.
Parents will attend this workshop in the first 4-6 weeks of their child’s stay. In the workshop, parents will take a class on psychoeducation, and learn more about relationship-based trauma-informed care. Parents will also work with the horses on campus, learning about Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). The workshop focuses on identifying boundaries and explores the pressure and release system.
Through new parent workshops and family seminars, parents gain the skills needed to support their daughter’s healing. Family seminars give parents the chance to connect with other families facing similar struggles.
One of Solstice East’s alumni families shared the impact that family therapy had on their relationships. Kendall’s father reflects on his experience at family seminars, “when we were in a group environment and got to see other families interacting, [seeing them] having similar problems or different problems, and how they reacted to those -- that was very important to our own growth.”
This new parent workshop is in addition to the existing family seminars that take place quarterly.
Learn more about family programming at Solstice East by visiting https://solsticeeast.com/family-therapy/ or by calling (855) 672-7058.
About Solstice East
Solstice East is a residential treatment center for young women ages 14-18 struggling with process addictions, substance use, and trauma. This program helps young women detach from unhealthy coping mechanisms by integrating healthy habits into their lives. Students learn to cope with emotions, communicate effectively, form healthy relationships, and build confidence. Their holistic approach acknowledges that addiction is only one piece of the puzzle to be addressed in order to help girls succeed in multiple areas of their lives.