In the weeks prior to our Family Program, students discover that much of their current dysfunctional behavior stems from past traumas and negative belief systems. We believe family should play a major role in the process of resolving that trauma. Our Family Program provides an opportunity for students and their families to understand their family origin and current family systems, and begin the healing process together.
The group setting – involving family members, students, and our family therapist – allows for an open and honest reflection of the behavior patterns that have contributed to a student’s unhealthy lifestyle and their coming to Rites of Passage NW Wilderness Therapy. Students and their families learn how to better communicate, to support each other emotionally, and to establish appropriate boundaries. This collaboration fosters the healing process and brings the family closer together. It has also been proven to be a significant factor in long-term healing and recovery.