The focus is on the family
From our Family Therapist, weekly phone calls, sibling involvement, to our Family Camp and Reunification weekends which take place at our beautiful wilderness treatment center, everything we do at Trails is designed to help students and their families see lasting changes at our wilderness treatment center.
Our family programming is designed to provide concrete skills and training for the entire family. Change doesn’t occur overnight and so family support provides an incredible opportunity to understand how to make change last and re-connect family members.
“Jake got so much from the program that he wants to move to North Carolina, study wilderness leadership and work on the staff at Trails.”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you. You took a boy who was a bundle of rage and guided him to see there were other ways to handle the world.”
“If your child is in need and you feel you don’t have the skills alone to help them, Trails can! And they will!!”
“We can’t thank everyone enough for the kindness, compassion and great skills each and every one of you gifted us with on this journey.”
Finding A Common Ground
Trails was founded on the belief that traditional wilderness treatment centers could better serve the long-term needs of students and their families. While our team is helping the child in our wilderness treatment center, we are working in a specific, meaningful way with parents and siblings back home as well.
At Trails, we bring families back together through:
Designated Family Therapist – while the Primary therapist is working with the child in program, the Family Therapist works with the parents and siblings back at home. This therapist has specific insight on how to repair and rebuild fractured relationships.
Family-with-Family Calls – for many families, this experience feels lonely. Once a week we invite families to join together on a call with other families. These calls provide support and understanding with one another. Families are not alone in this effort—not only is Trails there for support, but other families are there as well.
Family Reunification – at the end of a student’s stay the entire family is invited to a powerful, meaningful graduation. Families can also extend their stay with additional programming by participating in Family Camp or Family Institute.