My Family Wants Help. What Now?
What Parents and Loved Ones Should Know
At The Fourmula Center in Boca Raton, our treatment team believes that if a teenager is participating in drug use or displaying behavioral outbursts, then this is a family issue, and the entire family needs to heal together. The safe and honest outpatient setting provided at our facility allows families to work through these problems together at a time that is convenient for everyone who is willing to participate. Individual, group and family counseling are also used as a part of our formula that is based on a balanced approach to healing. The Fourmula is a Boca Raton Outpatient facility that helps teenagers and their families perform and feel their best mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Our Concurrent Treatment Model in an outpatient treatment setting is perfect for teens and families who want to benefit from a comprehensive program that will educate everyone involved.
What you should do for your child and as a family to prepare for treatment.
Having an honest and supportive family discussion beforehand is a good first step. There are ways to have a talk of this kind without letting things escalate. Most people will need help with this process. Our staff at The Fourmula has ample experience in coaching these talks. We can help.
Most important is letting your child know that you are with them on this journey and that they can count on you. Since Foumula provides outpatient treatment, you and your child can visit the center for treatment sessions, and then return to your home and your lives each day.
Each family heals at their own pace. Creating personal time to talk about and process the things learned in treatment can help. Emotional support cannot be stressed enough. Just being there for your teenager is important, even if you cannot think of the magic phrase or the most inspiring comments. Your very presence will make a difference.
If you can answer yes to all or some of the questions below, then you are probably making a good decision to seek professional help.
Respect for the Individual Therapeutic Process
Family EnablingAs parents, we are appropriately focused on the needs of our children as they grow and change. This means often putting our teen's needs ahead of our own. As problems develop, this pattern can become the basis for enabling rather than healthy parenting. When a child has mental health, behavioral or addiction issues, parents may continue to attempt to manage them by making concessions, changing rules, or ignoring behavior. In many cases, keeping the peace at any price while parents find themselves feeling angry, guilty, confused, fearful, and emotionally exhausted. It is at this point that many parents realize that their values as an individual and a family member have been compromised.
"We relax into the temporary illusion of safety created for ourselves by giving in. We avoid conflict, confrontation and the chance of a healthy relationship." - Susan Forward, Emotional Blackmail