Strengthen Family Dynamics at Elevations’ Family Seminar and Ropes Course
Elevations prioritizes comprehensive healing and offers a range of full range of resources and experiential activities for parents and their children. During the recent family seminar, students and families took part in trust and teamwork activities at a ropes course, an outdoor adventure-based activity designed to promote personal growth, build self-confidence, and foster relationship building. Each quarter, students and their parents work with therapists and other families to further explore and understand family dynamics through various experiential activities and therapeutic interventions. Families often walk away from these two-day seminars with a greater understanding of one another and more confidence to overcome challenges.
One parent who attended the family seminar’s ropes course shared, “Working together with our daughter was great on the high ropes and challenging for my fear of heights. It’s a great analogy for how hard we both have worked this year on our relationship.”
The ropes course during the family seminar is a thrilling and transformative component of their program. It challenges adolescents to step out of their comfort zones, overcome obstacles, and build resilience. This course serves as a metaphor for the challenges adolescents may face, instilling confidence and the belief that they can overcome obstacles on and off the course. With elements like zip lines, rope bridges, and climbing walls, the ropes course promotes personal growth, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. Families work through obstacles together, building more effective coping skills, rebuilding trust, improving communication, and resolving conflict.
In addition to the ropes course, Elevations provides various programs and support systems for parents. The New Parent Orientation allows parents to meet dedicated professionals, ask questions, and gain insights into their child’s treatment team and program structure. Parent Support Groups offer a judgment-free environment where parents can connect, share experiences, and receive valuable advice from attending alumni parents. These experiences foster personal growth, strengthen family bonds, and facilitate lasting positive change. Through a comprehensive range of therapeutic and academic resources, support groups, DBT classes, and the exhilarating ropes course, Elevations is dedicated to empowering adolescents and parents on their healing journey.
Elevations provide an intensive, highly professional, therapeutic program utilizing an interdisciplinary approach for adolescents of all genders ages 13-18. The Elevations program includes college preparatory academics, therapeutic recreation activities, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, and on-site medical and psychiatric services available to all students. Elevations offer guidance, support, and relief to students struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, behavioral problems, and substance use. Elevations RTC is located just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, please call 1-801-773-0200 or visit ElevationsRTC.com