We recognize that parents experience their own challenges with letting go and establishing new strategies for parenting their young adult sons outside of the home. Parents, siblings, and other vested family members play an integral role in the treatment and transition process, and we encourage them to become involved in the family program at Waypointe. Based on the unique dynamics and relationships in each family, the team at Waypointe will recommend a plan that encourages parent and family involvement while addressing any issues that could decrease the chances of a successful recovery for the Waypointe participant.
Waypointe maintains weekly contact with parents and provides reports on their son’s progress in addition to offering support as parents begin their own efforts to recognize and integrate any necessary changes that may arise as a result of their son’s treatment. Parents and selected family members will also participate in Waypointe’s monthly family support program consisting of a series of psycho-educational workshops hosted by regional experts. These workshops include multi-family process groups, experiential activities, equine-assisted psychotherapy, art therapy, and psycho-educational groups focusing on issues related to parenting young adults and supporting their family member’s healing, recovery, and independence.