When young people are in crisis, family involvement in treatment and ongoing recovery is critical to success. Furthermore, family members will get involved in family therapy. With this in mind, it is key to engage in the treatment process. In addition, family involvement creates a greater likelihood that both the adolescent and the family heal. As a result, teens can recover and succeed in treatment.
At Newport Academy, family members participate in weekly therapy.
The Saturday Family Program, which is conducted every other week, includes:
- A parent-only support group meeting
- An educational presentation on various skills and topics relevant for parenting teens.
“Engaging parents in the treatment process and reducing the toxicity of a negative family environment can contribute to better treatment involvement, retention, compliance, effectiveness, and maintenance of gains.”
Guy Diamond, PhD, and Allan Josephson, MD, “Family-Based Treatment Research: A 10-Year Update,” Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry