About Re-Creation Retreat
Re-Creation Retreat is a private residential treatment program and therapeutic boarding school for struggling girls between the ages of 13 and 17 who are experiencing behavioral or emotional problems that are negatively impacting their relationships at home, school, or community. We also help girls with substance abuse issues. Re-Creation Retreat maintains an expert staff of licensed therapists and professionals to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of each resident. We are located in Northern Arizona between the Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks appropriately referred to as “Color Country.” Student stays are typically 9 to 12 months and vary according to each student’s needs and their response to treatment. Each student participates in a comprehensive program that emphasizes Individual Improvement, Accountability, and Service. Our program focuses on Education, Therapy, Recreation, and Community Service as the primary tools for accomplishing the objectives of the program.
At-risk Girls Ready to Emerge Triumphantly
Re-Creation Retreat believes that underneath every troubled girl there is a beautiful child who is hurting. Currently, she is struggling with emotional and behavioral issues. But those issues do not define her. Meaning, she is not defined by her past poor choices, because she can learn to make new healthy choices. When we meet a student for the first time we look beyond her past negative behaviors and see a young girl who can make new choices. We see a young lady who can transform her life, and we are there to assist. We see your child as being able to overcome the detrimental effects of emotional trauma and self-abuse and emerge as a powerful young lady with renewed hope. Whether your daughter is struggling with an eating disorder, substance abuse, emotional trauma, or any other emotional or behavioral issue – we believe that your daughter is able to overcome and emerge as an emotionally intelligent girl who is ready for a second chance. When a child arrives at Re-Creation Retreat we realize that there is a lot of work to do… she needs to walk through a difficult journey of self-discovery. She needs to be equipped and provided new tools. She also needs to be loved back to wholeness, and told that “she is able”. Finally, from day one we work toward eventually reunited with her family or to be prepared to enter adulthood as an independent young woman.
Therapeutic Approach – A Tailored Approach
We know from many years of experience that struggling girls with difficult emotional and behavioral issues (trauma) do not all respond to the same therapeutic approach. Therefore, we tailor our therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each student. At Re-Creation Retreat every girl receives the care that works best for her and her specific therapeutic needs. Experience has taught us that the most brilliant clinical approach to treatment does not work unless the clinician has genuine concern (and plenty of time) for the student. We are effective because we come from a position of genuine “heart” concern, deep compassion, and a belief in hope. “…At Re-Creation Retreat we are focused on families. The family approach works…”
The Re-Creation Family – Residential Treatment
When you enroll your daughter at Re-Creation Retreat, your family becomes a part of ours. To our families, we model what is expected from both the parents and their daughter. We promote an attitude of respect, unconditional love, a sense of belonging, and support aimed at healing. “By embracing you and your daughter with the love and care of an invested family member, we become the catalyst for healing your family…” Re-Creation Retreat is known as a leader in the family-based treatment of adolescent girls. We provide a commonsense approach to family therapy, utilizing a unique type of “family systems approach.” Young women need a safe therapeutic environment in order to develop new positive decision-making tools. We work hard to create an environment where all participants (both staff and students) operate by the following proven principles: choice, accountability, and control. With a positive milieu founded on values, our students are able to practice everything we teach and “experience” success on their own merit. Our positive environment sends the message, “You are able, and you can do it.” Unlike programs that attempt to control the change process externally, our positive values program leads our students through real-life experience; they experience internal changes that last a lifetime. When students graduate from our therapeutic program they take all the powerful changes with them, because the changes are internal and real. During her stay with us your daughter’s behaviors are impacted by numerous positive relationships; students, staff, teachers, therapists, etc. At Re-Creation Retreat we have created a positive growing environment where all these relationships are supportive in nature. This is what makes us unique. When new students arrive at our program they can sense and feel the genuine love and concern that exists here. Each new girl quickly adapts and becomes part of something positive and uplifting. Our positive values-based environment is contagious.