Residential is the highest level of care offered at Adolescent Growth. It is designed for teens aged twelve to seventeen who are struggling emotionally, mentally, socially, academically and in other ways. Admission to our residential program for teens requires a commitment of forty five days, which is the minimum amount of time it will take for immersion in our program to effect the kind of lasting change you are hoping for. There is no maximum number of days your child may stay in our program. Discharge is based on how well your child responds to treatment. The average length of stay in our residential program is anywhere between sixty and ninety days.
Adolescent Growth’s residential program is designed for adolescents who are stable enough that they do not require hospitalization but have yet to resolve the underlying issues that plague them. Your child does not need to have been hospitalized in order to enter our program. We regularly accept clients who have never been hospitalized but require a high level of care in order to resolve their difficult issues.
Advantages of Residential Care
Residential Treatment is a chance for your child to rest, recover and set on a path to a new beginning. Our treatment facilities are spacious, comfortable homes located in quiet residential neighborhoods. Clients eat meals at the dinner table, attend groups in cozy living spaces, receive therapy in cheerful, richly furnished offices and sleep in real beds in their own shared bedrooms. Staff-to-client ratios are consistently high to provide individualized care at all times. Your child will receive individual therapy up to four times per week and therapeutic programming takes place seven days per week. Teens in our care have the opportunity to travel off site every day as they visit a state-of-the-art gym, go on supervised outings and eventually earn the privilege of off-site visits with you and your family.
Adolescent Growth’s residential program for teens is an opportunity for young people who are struggling to immerse themselves in a healthy milieu that includes twenty four hour support, one-on-one therapy, psycho-educational groups, physical fitness, healthy meal plans and much more. Our residential program’s daily schedule is designed to model a healthy lifestyle. Teens in our residential program spend a minimum of forty five days focusing on physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health by going to the gym, attending therapy up for four times per week, supporting peers in recovery and practicing spiritual wellness through yoga, meditation and weekly church attendance.
Distance from home can provide powerful insight. In residential care your teen will be removed from the bad influences and stressful situations that have contributed to their emotional distress and troubling behavior. Residential treatment is an environment that is healthy and supportive. Your child will follow a healthy pattern of waking and sleeping, exercising and eating healthy and implementing effective coping skills under the guidance of an experienced clinical team.
Peer support is an integral part of our program and teens in residential care come to develop new, healthy relationships with the other clients in the program. Teens in our facilities are at different places in their healing journeys and new clients are lifted up and supported by teens who are further along in their recovery.
Comfort and Emotional Support
Residents can relax and focus on themselves in an environment that is intensely supportive and conducive to recovery. Our facilities are designed and decorated with the utmost attention to detail. Color pallets are warm and inviting, art on the walls is colorful and stimulating and therapy offices are charming, peaceful and safe.
Twenty four hour support staff are highly trained, knowledgeable and ready to assist your teen in times of crisis or simply when they need a listening ear. Staff at Adolescent Growth are adept at developing a rapport and mean to make your child feel welcome as soon as they walk through our doors.
Adolescent Growth develops a personalized treatment plan for every teen who enters our program. This plan is based on everything our team learns from your intake assessment, an initial assessment done with your child as well as input from your child’s past care providers. Academic history and hospital discharge paperwork is also considered.
The treatment team delivers a full range of clinical and educational services including individually tailored therapy in combination with evidence-based therapeutic services such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Treatment includes individual talk therapy, family therapy, psychiatric care, proper nutrition, academic instruction, physical fitness, group therapy and more. This fully holistic program sets the standard for premier residential adolescent treatment.
Adolescent Growth treatment programs place a high degree of importance on the role of family in treatment. We work closely with the family right from the very beginning. We consider the family to be the most important element of treatment. Family is the support system that the teen returns home to after we help them develop the skills they need. Families participate in weekly and bi-weekly family therapy, parenting support groups, multi family groups and parent restoration weekend workshops on Saturdays. Without an adequate support system at home, adolescents often lapse back into old patterns and behaviors. We cannot stress enough the importance of family.
You will be invited to participate in family therapy with your child at our facility once or sometimes twice per week. Family therapy is facilitated by your child’s primary therapist who will help you explore your relationship, repair broken bonds and learn to communicate effectively. Within twenty four hours of your child’s admission, their primary therapist will contact you to let you know how he or she is doing and schedule your first family session.
Parent Support Groups
Parents of teens in our residential program are invited to participate in weekly parent support groups. These groups are facilitated by a licensed clinician and are designed to provide a safe space for you, the parent, to address the your own feelings about your child’s difficult struggles. In parent support group you will have the opportunity to learn the same coping skills your child is learning in treatment. Parents often find comfort in support groups as it provides an opportunity to meet other parents with similar issues.
Multi Family Restoration Workshop
Our signature Multi Family Restoration Workshop takes place every Saturday at the treatment facility. This is a full day of family programming that focuses on restoring order to the family. You and your child will spend the day receiving valuable psycho-education and participating in activities designed to repair your relationship and strengthen familial bonds. You will arrive at the facility in the morning and enjoy a catered breakfast and lunch with your child. Family visitation takes place after the workshop is over and teens who are further along in our program may leave the facility with you for a short outing.