New Haven Residential Treatment Center was awarded Utah’s Best of State Award for the category of “Youth Treatment Center“. New Haven’s residential treatment program helps adolescent girls achieve positive change and growth through academic, therapeutic and relationship-focused experiences, they are located in Spanish Fork and Saratoga Springs, Utah.
According to the press release, “nominees for the Utah Best of State Award were judged in three areas: service to the community, innovation, and overall excellence. Dana Layton, Best of State’s CEO, wrote, “Your nomination was judged on its merits by an independent panel of judges who were recommended by Chambers of Commerce, various state associations, community and business leaders, and mayors’ offices.”
New Haven’s philosophy is relationship-based treatment vs. a behavior-modification model which has been found to be abusive and for many does not work. According to New Haven’s website “research continually proves that one of the most effective ways to inspire hope and motivate change is the relationship a troubled teenage girl has with her therapist. New Haven focuses its entire program around modeling and developing healthy, healing relationships.”
I personally have not had any experience with New Haven, but as I researched the facility there was one aspect of the program that really caught my eye. I have found that if I do not have contact with my child that is in residential treatment at least every 8 weeks, we tend to lose a connection. I feel I need to make face to face contact every two months. At New Haven the program includes Family Weekends and they occur every eight weeks. Travel does become difficult but this is a great program to keep families connected.
It appears that 100% of New Haven School’s Class of 2008 is Accepted to College, click the link June 2008.
Anyone that has experience with New Haven please comment and share your experiences, we would love to hear them.
Additional information on New Haven:
New Haven Fact Sheet – pdf format
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