ALL OF US TOGETHER MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! PARENT PARTICIPATION IS PARAMOUNT
At Discovery Ranch for Girls we understand parents play a crucial role in the success of teen therapy. We believe when a child is in therapy the family is also in therapy. That’s why we created specific treatment protocols that involve parents and sometimes siblings.
There are four ways Discovery Ranch for Girls promotes parent therapy involvement.
WEEKLY FAMILY THERAPY
Every week each girl and her family participate in a family therapy session with the girl’s therapist. These visits are conducted via telephone of video teleconference. They are scheduled at times that best accommodate the family’s schedule. These sessions are critical to the student’s therapeutic progress and both parents are strongly encouraged to participate.
THE FREEDOM TO VISIT ANYTIME
Parents are welcome to visit Discovery Ranch as often as time permits and it is therapeutically wise to do so. Student visits progress from on-campus to off-campus, overnight, and eventually having home visits. Visits help parents and students gauge their own progress behaviorally and therapeutically. They also provide important insights for clinicians. Parents are encouraged to coordinate their visits with their child’s therapist for optimal therapy impact.
Additionally, our campus has growth opportunities that will eventually allow us to offer on-site clinical counseling for parents and teens together. We look forward to developing that aspect of therapeutic offerings.
PARENT SEMINAR – COME ON OUT TO THE RANCH!
Parent Seminar occurs three times a year, typically in February, June, and October. Parents are expected to attend and will benefit from a hard working therapuetic program put together for their benefit and learning. In addition, parents will visit the ranch and experience some of the activities that their daughters enjoy. They attend seminars designed to help them better understand their child and the Discovery Ranch program. They have an opportunity to meet and share with their peers, as well as become better acquainted with our staff and build stronger family and ranch relationships.
ONLINE PARENT PORTAL – CONNECT WITH YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER THERAPIST AT THE RANCH
Discovery Ranch for Girls helps parents stay connected to their daughter’s progress through a password secured Internet site. The Parent Portal lets parents review their daughter’s academic progress, clinical information, and residential reports. They can also access pictures of their child participating in special events or daily living activities at the Ranch.
This information is available only to the parents of each student, not to the Discovery Ranch community as a whole, nor to any other Internet user. Parents are also encouraged to send questions or comments to the Discovery Ranch staff via this site.
IMPROVED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IS THE GOAL
Parents and students agree the Discovery Ranch treatment model brings them closer together. With clinical guidance, they are able to identify and share emotions, as well as resolve conflict. They learn communication and behavioral skills fundamental to healthy, happy family relationships.
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“We’ve not only gained Allie back but we’ve gained our family back.”