One of the ways we assist families in gaining insight into their roles in the family as well as their unhealthy patterns is through the “Parenting Model”. The Parenting Model is specifically designed to educate both the student and the family about how to engage in a healthier parent/child relationship. This includes both the parent and child developing a clearer understanding of appropriate expectations which includes, learning how to identify their unhealthy family patterns, understanding one’s personal triggers and improving communication skills with one another.
At Asheville Academy, family work takes place in both traditional and non-traditional ways. For example, family work can take place in person during a one on one session or it can happen over the phone during a weekly phone call between the parent and child. Family work can also happen during weekly parent assignments, monthly webinars and parent seminars or during scheduled visits between the student and her family.
As families work toward transition planning, the ultimate goal is for parents to understand how to step-in post-transition and facilitate the therapeutic process (when needed) once their daughters return home. By teaching parents a general understanding of the practical application of evidence based therapeutic techniques, the likelihood of continued success once their daughter returns home increases significantly.
Asheville Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls based in Asheville, North Carolina. Built on a strong foundation to help troubled youth and troubled girls, we have become one of the best girls academy programs in the US. Families come from all over the country, including Raleigh, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, the D.C. area, Maryland, New York, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Jersey.