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Wilderness Therapy For Children & Pre-Teens

Wilderness Therapy For Children & Pre-Teens

Wilderness Therapy For Children & Pre-Teens

Whenever you are looking for a quality, individualized wilderness therapy program for your child or pre-teen that takes place in a supportive and positive environment, we encourage you to learn more about what we have to offer at Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy. We have incredible programs for Good Kids Making Bad Decisions and we work hard to improve upon weaknesses while building up their strengths. What this does is allow your pre-teen to focus on the processes – which include intervention, academics, treatment, family involvement, and life skills moving forward.

Why Choose Rites Of Passage?

We strive to bring our participants customized wilderness therapy programs that break the mold when it comes to relational model therapy as well as services focused on specialized intervention for pre-teens that are going through issues with early life stressors.

What We Believe

It is important to us that we bring together a network of innovative work from a clinical standpoint as well as therapeutic outdoor programming, and safety protocols. Our programs work to empower our pre-teen participants by keeping them involved in goal planning and decision making to foster trusting, healthy relationships – all while working with their family.

What you can expect from our treatment location is an unmatched wilderness experience that falls well within the highest level of standards in terms of safety, individual attention, and trauma-informed care. Physical and emotional safety of all youth at our facility is paramount for our team and we work under the build-them-up philosophy, fully believing that good kids can sometimes make bad decisions. We focus on their strengths and make sure to put an emphasis on helping them to grow. At Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy, we always bring together a wonder balance of adventure education, peer bonding, and psychotherapy as a way to generate positive change.

Wilderness Therapy For Children & Pre-Teens

Our Pre-Teen Participants

We work with youth who often struggle with the fallout from early adverse life experiences like unresolved traumas, adoption, chronic stress, and disruptions in the caregiver-child dynamic. Some of these issues can present themselves with symptoms such as depression, dysregulation of emotions, anxiety, poor attachment, defiance, issues with interpersonal relations, and other behavioral issues.

We offer a wide range of pre-teen programming wilderness therapy, including:

  • Programs focused for 10-12 year-old needs
  • Various clinical interventions, such as neuro or attachment interventions, DDP, and brainspotting
  • Team bonding experiences to help support emotional regulation
  • Work with integrated movement for focused sensory therapy
  • Therapy focused on family
  • Programs focused on trauma exploration, experiences for the developmentally sensitive, reliable caregiving, and more

We also work hard to support all academics for our participants by offering credit transfer and experiential learning to help with continuing education. Contact our team to learn more!

Family Integration

It is important to us that we focus on family involvement, which is why we stay in touch with the families on a weekly basis. We also provide opportunities for family therapy sessions in person while their child is with us to help build and foster strong family ties.

Our Team

You will find our staff to be unique and filled with individuals dedicated to bringing the best to our participants and their families through the intensive therapeutic process we offer. We have a team of friendly caretakers with a real passion for healing and utilizing our beautiful outdoor location as a safe, encouraging place to heal. Our staff brings a lot of insight and safe practices as well as compassion and a well-rounded adventure education system for our participants.

TIC – Trauma Informed Care Model

With trauma informed care, a facility will have to understand what it means to make all participants feel safe and secure enough that they can enjoy their work and activities. This includes line staff training for all stress-reponses. We put a strong emphasis on TIC at Rites Of Passage Wilderness so that we can do everything possible to manage stress effectively in the field. We have put years of hard work and dedication into our programs and take great pride in our collaborative team approach, which is carried out by our team of licensed, experienced professionals.

Adventure Therapy Education

When you think about the wilderness and all that the beautiful, natural setting as to offer, it is a prime location for adventure education. We offer a program that helps participants to learn all about relationships and personal growth through setting goals, putting achievable challenges in front of them, and team building experiences while in a safe group setting.

Rites Of Passage Wilderness Therapy utilizes a range of therapies made to stimulate the brain, process emotions, and cut back on depression and stress. Just a short list of the specialized experiences that we provide include fishing, rock climbing, canoeing, and much more.

Admissions Process

  • Contact the admissions team at Rites Of Passage by calling (800) 794-0980 so that we can learn more about your child and go over the details of what we have to offer to determine whether or not our programs are a good fit.
  • Visit our Consultation Page so that you can fill out all of the information to receive a free consultation. Someone from our team will be in touch with you within the next 24 hours and send you an admission package.
  • Once you fill out the admissions information, you can send it back and we can talk with you about taking a tour to get a better feel for our wilderness location.

If your child has been presenting with some of the following symptoms, he or she may have been through developmental trauma. We would love to talk with you about a free consultation.

  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • School Attendance
  • Anxiety
  • Parent/Child Conflict
  • Poor or Conflicted Relationships
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors
  • Lowered Self-Esteem
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Self-Harm
  • Manipulative Behaviors
  • Adoption
  • Oppositional/Defiant
  • Underachievement or Lack of Academic Motivation
  • Experimentation or Abuse of Substances
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