All Kinds of News for June 10, 2020
While some wilderness therapy programs and long-term residential treatment programs have grappled with layoffs and closures due to COVID-19, Solutions Parenting Support is expanding its team of parent coaches due to higher demands for parent coaching during the crises of 2020.
“The struggles of young people have only increased during these difficult months, from canceled milestone experiences to uncertainty regarding what their immediate future looks like, to various stressors stemming from the health crisis, families are in need of support more than ever,” says Hilary Moses, co-founder of Solutions Parenting Support.
In May, Andrea Sussel, LCSW and Hanna Young, LCSW joined the Solutions Parenting Support team.
“We have always taken a very careful approach to expansion here at Solutions Parenting Support. What makes our parent coaching program different from others is that our coaches have extensive clinical backgrounds and have worked directly with adolescents in the wilderness and residential treatment fields for decades. Hanna and Andrea are a perfect fit for our company, in this regard,” explained Jen Murphy, co-founder of Solutions Parenting Support.
Both Hanna and Andrea have worked directly and therapeutically with young people in crisis and have helped countless parents make the changes necessary to sustain longterm wellbeing in their families.
Andrea draws upon her training as a Gestalt therapist and uses core principles from Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent communication to create healthy family foundations. “Families in crisis often have lost the ability to communicate well with each other and when fear, anger and insecurity come up, effective communication goes out the window. In our family coaching work, parents feel supported, yet rise to the challenge of doing the difficult work that will sustain long-term wellbeing in the family system,” says Andrea.
Hanna believes that the real test of what a child learns in treatment is what happens when that child returns home. Parenting is critical to the child’s success and there needs to be a bridge between the inpatient environment and the reality of returning to day-to-day life. She doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach to parent coaching and instead recognizes the incredible potential in every child, along with the distinctive needs within each family she works with.
Hanna also recognized the success of the families who were working with Solutions Parenting Support long before she came on board as one of the team’s parent coaches.“Hilary and Jen have created an amazing resource for parents and families. I’m really excited to be a part of the Solutions Parenting Support team, “ says Hanna.
About Solutions Parenting Support
Solutions Parenting Support, LLC is a nationally recognized parent support and transitional program assisting families during and after wilderness therapy treatment and/or residential treatment programming. With business offices in Steamboat Springs, CO, and Tucson, AZ the team is supporting parents and families in the United States and around the globe. The team of parent coaches and transitional specialists are family system focused, licensed professional therapists and/or licensed social workers with a combined 40+ years of experience working in wilderness therapy programs, varying levels of residential treatment programming, and transitional support.