The Goodale School Hosts First On-Site Family Seminar
The Goodale School and Recovery Community, a new, non-profit therapeutic boarding school for 14 to 18 year-old boys struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders, invited parents to join their sons on campus for their first Family Seminar in April.
Family Seminars are two-day, therapeutic workshops, including all parents, siblings, and students, which are guided by The Goodale School clinicians and staff on-site and within the greater community of Asheville, North Carolina. The event provides an opportunity for psycho-education, experiential activities and family visits while allowing clinicians to gather more information to better assess both the student and family’s growth and progress throughout their 10-ten to 12-twelve month stay.
“Virtual sessions and webinars have been a lifesaver this year, but nothing compares to the impact that in-person work can accomplish,” says Executive Director Sally Burleson, M.S., LCAS, CCS. “As a new and growing program, our census numbers were still low enough that we could safely host our families in person while maintaining proper COVID-19 precautions. As anticipated, it was a powerful experience to bring all of the families together.”
About The Goodale School
The Goodale School, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is named in honor of Bob Goodale, a member of their Board of Directors and a passionate advocate for substance use disorder and recovery services in North Carolina. Goodale, is a dedicated and visionary leader, and has served non-profit organizations in communities across the United States and has been , recognized for his lifelong commitment to the recovery community. The Goodale School is affiliated with Monarch, a leading statewide provider of services to thousands of people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Carolina. Monarch is a non-profit organization and is nationally accredited by The Joint Commission.