Troubled teens in the early stages of RedCliff’s wilderness therapy are still very focused on maintaining a disruptive family dynamic, even though they are geographically separated from the rest of the family. Their poor adaptive behaviors will often be amplified as they struggle to maintain a perceived control over what is happening at home. It’s especially critical that parents stand firm during this aspect of developmental vacation.
To help them identify and understand this process, parents participate in a five hour workshop on DVD. “The Parent Seminar” is designed to give parents specific tools for successful parent/child relationships both during the RedCliff experience and at its completion. It teaches parents how to assess their teen’s level of commitment to the family relationship, as well as how to judge the effectiveness of the RedCliff wilderness therapy experience. Many parents continue to view and study the materials after their child has returned home.
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- Parent Narratives
- Parent Portal
- Communicating with Your Student
Please explore our website or call an admissions counselor at 1.800.898.1244 for additional information about how RedCliff Ascent can help your family.