School Connections

Waiting in the San Diego airport for my flight back to San Francisco, I am reflecting on the level of professionalism, the evidence-based practices, and innovative approaches employed by the wilderness, residential, and therapeutic treatment programs for adolescents and young adults. A whirlwind type "speed-dating" with each program allowed me to ask the tough questions, get updates on innovations and connect with clinical and admissions folks.  I had the pleasure of meeting with admissions and clinicalfolks from the following stellar programs:

  • Point School in Puerto Rico
  • RedCliff 
  • ReSTART Internet Addiction Recovery
  • Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
  • Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers
  • West Ridge Academy
  • Arise Society
  • Asheville Academy for Girls
  • Building Bridges
  • Calo Programs and Visions Treatment
  • Cascade Crest Transitions
  • Cornerstones of Maine
  • Crotched Mountain School
  • Equinox RTC
  • Fusion Academy and Learning Center
  • The Grounds Recovery
  • Key Transitions
  • Meristem
  • New Roads to Healing
  • Pasadena Village

What a busy few days! Now I am back to San Franciscoand Palo Alto for a few days ,then off to the NATSAP (National Associationof Therapeutic Schools and Programs) Southeast Regional Conference in Asheville. I will have the opportunity to tour and visit some of the above programs, including Equinox RTC, Asheville Academy for Girls as well as other such as Cherokee Creek School for Boys. A busy travel week but many new advances in treatment and excellent transition options.