Community Setting at our All-Girls Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
Every student is included as a valued member of the peer group at Evangelhouse Christian Academy. We offer a unique social structure that cultivates 360-degree feedback from peers, parents, and professional staff. Such feedback hones students’ awareness of their behavior and its effects on themselves and others. The connection between their actions and resulting consequences are emphasized in order to develop enhanced social skills. At Evangelhouse Christian Academy, consistent social structures, biblical guidance, and 360-degree feedback produce emotional growth and social maturity.
Residential treatment centers (RTCs), commonly referred to as “RTCs,” are establishments that offer therapeutic services to troubled teen girls from Alaska. They are centers that provide counseling through programs that have been scientifically proven to help troubled kids who are having problems in their life.
For the specific requirements of each teen, each program is different. RTCs work to help disturbed kids find themselves by using cutting-edge therapies as well as some more conventional techniques. An RTC may help your kid create their life objectives, find fulfillment, and mature enough to grow up to be a healthy, content, and self-assured adult.
The strength of the Evangelhouse RTC for girls from Alaska program is based on our ability to establish a supportive community environment for your daughter. Essentially, we have developed communities within communities that have layers of support deriving from residential, clinical, and academic staff. Each staff member is responsible for leading comparable-aged girls on similar topics that are formed based on the unique emotional needs your daughter presents. These communities aim to be more like a family, with more warmth and acceptance.
The program at Evangelhouse emphasizes and promotes community service. There are many benefits that our students receive by participating in this aspect of the program. One benefit is learning by doing to develop strong working relationships. While students are giving back to their communities, they are learning how to become responsible and respectful. They grow to understand that teamwork is established on the basis of trust in that each individual promises to deliver on their responsibilities to the program. The Evangelhouse community service program fosters a friendly social environment that engages our teenage girls to work with staff and colleagues. This aspect of the program in turn nurtures their confidence and trust in each other outside of the academic setting.
Your daughter will benefit by living in a structured community like Evangelhouse. Part of the experience of this community is becoming a member of positive peer culture. Receiving helpful feedback from her peers will be helpful to your daughter as she learns to work with her peer group to overcome challenges. When your daughter experiences positive connections with her peers, it will foster her positive self-esteem and image. The therapist’s role during individual sessions includes facilitation and observation while in the milieu. The therapist also provides feedback and direction. To sum it up, the peer-group connection at Evangelhouse is a vital experience because it will foster your daughter’s positive growth.
During milieu therapy, every member of the peer group has a responsibility for their own welfare as well as for the welfare of the group. Milieu therapy provides a safe setting where your daughter is encouraged to share emotional issues. Prior to the therapy session, the group will establish norms and expectations and then come to an agreement on how to enforce them. Therapists commonly initiate a talking point on the basis of how a decision or behavior affected the larger group. One goal of milieu therapy is for the community member to develop relationship skills. Another goal is to develop adaptive coping methods. The overall process fosters positive growth and connectivity to the community of peers.
Role of Family Therapy in Trauma Treatment
Behavioral healthcare centers are facilities that provide specialized treatment for individuals from Alaska and beyond with mental health and substance abuse disorders, including those who have experienced trauma. Teen girls from Alaska who have experienced trauma can benefit from a range of trauma treatments offered at these centers.
Family Therapy is one of several treatment modalities offered at Evangelhouse for the treatment of trauma in the girls we serve. Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to improve communication and resolve conflicts within the family unit. It involves a trained therapist working with the family as a whole, or in smaller groups, to address the issues that are affecting their well-being. Family therapy is based on the idea that individuals are interconnected and their behavior and emotions are influenced by the family system. In trauma treatment, family therapy can be beneficial in several ways.
Firstly, family therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for family members to share their experiences, emotions, and thoughts about the trauma. Trauma can create a sense of isolation and disconnection within the family, and family therapy can help to rebuild trust and strengthen relationships. Family therapy can also help to identify and address any dysfunctional patterns of behavior or communication that may be exacerbating the trauma symptoms.
Secondly, family therapy can help to increase the family’s understanding of the trauma and its impact on their lives. Trauma can be overwhelming, and family members may struggle to make sense of what has happened. Family therapy can provide education about trauma and its effects, helping family members to develop coping strategies and support each other.
Thirdly, family therapy can help to improve the individual’s recovery outcomes by involving the entire family system. In individual therapy, the focus is on the individual’s experience of trauma, whereas family therapy involves the entire family in the healing process.