Dedicated to serving the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents, SandyPines believes in the importance of family involvement in treatment. We offer a number of regular opportunities for children and adolescents to connect with their family members during residential treatment.
Family therapy occurs once a week or more often if indicated, with a master’s level or licensed clinician. Participation in family therapy is of the utmost importance to assist in preparing the child and family for readiness of discharge and transition back home. Research shows that outcomes are much more favorable when the family has been an integral part of the child’s treatment.
Family R.O.P.E.S. is an exciting event that occurs weekly on Saturday afternoons. Families are strongly encouraged to participate in this program, as it enhances and supports what is being taught to the child on the milieu and in individual/group sessions, as well as to the family during family sessions. It is a fun and non-threatening way to develop positive communication and problem-solving skills within the family unit.
We offer the families the opportunity to dine with their children twice weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays in our cafe. This enables the family to experience what the child experiences on a daily basis.