All Kinds of News for September 16, 2020
Evoke Therapy Programs has introduced two new programs in response to needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and, also, as a result of its mission to address racial inequalities and better serve the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community.
The first program, the pre-transition Family Walkabout, is a formalization of a practice that arose before the pandemic but has become especially in demand since the novel coronavirus outbreak. Evoke has been very vigilant regarding the spread of COVID-19 and as a result of widespread testing, a strong emphasis on safe employee behavior both in and out of the field, and the curtailing of family visits, the company has avoided COVID outbreaks at both of its wilderness locations. While community health is incredibly important, Evoke also recognizes that families need to connect and commune during this important time. To this end, Evoke has designed the pre-transition Family Walkabout, after its students have completed their programs and before they move to their next endeavor — be it a therapeutic boarding school, the family home, or another type of treatment program.
Family Walkabouts are custom-designed programs spanning anywhere from a day to a week. Parents and siblings are welcome. These walkabouts take place in the Evoke wilderness areas, yet feature a higher level of amenities and comfort than the therapeutic Wilderness offerings for teens and young adults. The Walkabouts are staffed by knowledgeable outdoor guides with backgrounds in therapeutic support. The trips are designed to help families reunite and recharge before their child moves on to the next step in their journeys.
The second new program, called Embracing You, is an online therapeutic Intensive created for BIPOC women, led by BIPOC women, and running from September 30 to October 3, 2020. Evoke therapist Judith Sadora, MFT-I, CADC-I will be leading the three-day offering, with the support of Gabrielle Burton, who will be acting as her co-facilitator, and Jessica Amascual, an ancestral healer and yoga practitioner.
Embracing You will provide a safe, healing environment for women of color. Participants will explore core themes beneath their current challenges and dive into what it means to navigate the world as women of many shades while looking at trans-generational trauma. Embracing You will explore healing opportunities and what it means to be an authentic Self. This program acknowledges that BIPOC women have experienced trauma that is unique, and may have a greater influence on them when navigating spaces that lack diverse representation. Evoke is offering scholarships to attendees who may need them and registration close on September 23rd.
Please contact Admissions@EvokeTherapy.com for information on either program.
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults, and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Bend, Oregon and in Saint George, Utah. Evoke’s Intensive Therapy programs are in northern Utah.