All Kinds of News for August 12, 2020
Building Bridges, a program for adolescent males in Montana, is proud to announce they have recently completed transitioning their licensing to that of a Chemical Dependency Treatment Center. The new licensing allows them to continue the great work they have always done, but adds a more direct and regulated ability to handle dual diagnosis and gives parents more access to insurance funding. Substance work with adolescent boys has always been a priority for Building Bridges and doing so in conjunction with clinical therapy is part of what has helped them excel for over two decades. The CDTC license encompasses all the work they do and is a great fit for Building Bridges.
The structure will continue to be that of a Therapeutic Boarding School, which has been in place for over 24 years. In order to provide the quality that goes along with this license and in addition to the two licensed therapists, the program has a Licensed Addiction Counselor, on the staff to work with the students. It is important to understand what a LAC does and all the works it takes to obtain. Montana has one of the strictest requirements for this licensure. It takes not only having a degree, but several educational credited hours including but not limited to counseling, substance knowledge as well as hours in multiple cultural constancy. This is in addition to the 1000 hours of supervised addiction counseling in a qualified treatment program.
The students start with attending school on the program's campus with the goal to have the boys eventually attend public school. Alongside academics, substance therapy and having a complete Summer Adventure Program that has eight weeks of being outdoors in the beautiful landscape that is Montana rounds out the diversity of the structure. Their passion is creating a structure that mirrors real life so when students move on to their next step whether that be to return home, a traditional boarding school or college they have already experienced transition.
Contact Sarah Fairbank email@example.com or call (406) 827-9853 in admissions if you have any questions about the new license or have a referral to Building Bridges.