The latest launch from Decade2Connect is aimed at children aged between 10 and 14, offering expert therapeutic approaches for young clients who may be transitioning from a psychiatric hospital, residential programs, or a wilderness retreat.
More details can be found at https://decade2connect.org/intensive-outpatient-program-colorado
The announcement outlines the organization’s compassionate and dedicated approach to helping vulnerable children whose therapy needs go beyond one session per week. Decade2Connect’s intensive outpatient program meets the needs of children with symptoms resistant to standard counseling interventions, providing support for young clients who are struggling to adjust to loss, and traumatic experiences, or maintain healthy social relationships with their peers.
According to statistics released by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 49.5% of adolescents experience a mental health disorder at some point in their childhood. While anxiety, the pressure of social groups, and new challenges can characterize even a healthy teenager’s experience, for many, the intensity of their symptoms leads them to withdraw from activities and friendships, and often engage in destructive or self-harming behaviors.
Decade2Connect helps teens and their families with a variety of tools to process the issues that lie at the heart of anxiolytic and depressive disorders. The company’s experiential outpatient program offers in-person sessions three times a week with Mondays and Thursdays for the children alone and Wednesday meetings following a small group program that includes family members.
The team recognizes the toll that caring for a child with mental health issues can take on parents, guardians, and carers. Decade2Connect helps to reconnect families through positive communication techniques, mutuality, and learning together. The company’s practitioners draw on modalities such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Emotionally-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) to help clients achieve their goals.
Clients are encouraged to learn by reflecting on their experiences. This is facilitated through a range of approaches from art and movement therapy to animal-assisted and recreational therapy. The company can also refer children and families to other community services according to their needs.
A spokesperson says, “We developed this After-School Intensive Outpatient Program based on 65+ years of helping Colorado children, adolescents, and their families. Healing involves the whole family for true success. That’s why our IOP focuses on the whole family system.”
For more information, go to https://decade2connect.org/intensive-outpatient-program-colorado
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