Family involvement is critical to the success of the youth while in treatment and following placement at Everyday Life residential treatment center for abused and neglected youth. Everyday Life strives to include the family in the therapeutic process as much as possible. Families are involved in the following manner:
Weekly Family Therapy Sessions
These are sessions that the primary therapist conducts with the youth and their family. They will be done either in person or via the speakerphone. Weekly family therapy sessions may include parents only or siblings or combined families.
Informal Phone Calls
Depending on the youth’s level, informal telephone calls are allowed to keep up on the happenings at home and to discuss non-therapeutic issues. Informal phone call privileges increase in frequency and duration as the student moves up the program levels.
Letters to and from Home
Youth can always write to parents and receive mail from their parents.Youth can always write to parents and receive mail from their parents.
Every week the multi-disciplinary team meets to discuss each youth’s progress in the program. Parents can then contact the administrative or clinical team to stay informed of there youth progress and/or regression
Therapeutic Leaves of Absence (Pass Times)
Youth are given pass times with their parents. The length of pass times is related to the youth’s performance in treatment as indicated by their level and length of stay in the program.
Parent Days include conferences with the multi-disciplinary team members, on-site family therapy, parent support groups, multi-family group therapy sessions, student presentation, and pass time as earned.