at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center
The goal of sending a child to adolescent treatment isn’t just to get your child back; it’s also to get your family back, your hope back, your joy back, too. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we understand that an adolescent’s mental health or substance use challenges can have a serious impact on the entire family unit. That’s why our family program is not just an add-on to our adolescent treatment. Rather, our family program is an integral part of the Stonewater experience — and crucial to the healing of your entire family.
What is A Family Program?
Just as adolescent treatment is highly customized according to need, so too does the Family Program take shape depending on your own family’s unique situation. We offer a variety of resources to ensure that all of your needs are met at each stage of treatment.
Family Recovery Support Therapist
That begins with your dedicated Family Recovery Support Therapist, who will meet with you via teleconferencing to provide updates and information to work with you on communicating and implementing boundaries and to help best support your child during their stay and after treatment.
Group Therapy for Family Recovery
In addition, you’ll find comfort and connection in our vibrant group therapy sessions, as other families share their stories and you learn how to navigate recovery — in support of your adolescent, your other family members, and yourself.
Family Treatment Sessions
Robust family programming is always an integral part of each Stonewater resident’s treatment plan. You will be invited to join your adolescent in sessions with their therapist and wider treatment team as you explore the roots of their challenges and brainstorm ways to move forward as a family into recovery.
Family Days Onsite at Stonewater
Experience life at Stonewater firsthand during our on-site Family Days in Oxford, MS. Each visit includes plenty of time for reconnection and bonding, as well as intensive workshops and therapeutic exercises to advance your family’s healing.
9:00 AM Family Arrival Time
It is an important part of treatment at Stonewater that rules be respected. For this reason, please note that families must arrive on time to participate in Family Day. If there is an unforeseen delay, you must call the Staff on Call number as far in advance as possible. Families arriving after 9:00 AM will not be allowed on campus without prior approval. We ask that families who arrive early wait in their vehicle until doors open at 8:45 AM. Please understand that this is an important element of our treatment program for the entire family and we cannot bend the rules.
One of our Clinical Therapists will discuss the day’s agenda, activities and guidelines.
1:30 PM Structured Family Activity
Families and residents will participate in a fun, structured activity designed to promote healthy fellowship through positive interactions. This is often an outside activity (weather permitting). Even if it’s a bit out of your comfort zone, we challenge you to engage as much as possible in healthy fun with the other Family Day participants!
9:05 AM Family Intensive Workshop
The family program will rotate from month to month according to a four-module Family Intensive curriculum including psychoeducational and experiential content. This is a valuable opportunity for you to meet other families who are going through the same journey but may be at a different point along the path. Please note that children under 12 are not allowed to participate in family therapy groups without prior approval from the resident’s Primary Clinical Therapist.
3:00 PM Non-structured Family Time
After the structured activity, you can enjoy free time with your son in a designated area on campus. It can be as simple as frisbee throwing, corn hole, talking on the back patio or playing basketball.
12:30 PM Lunch at the Barn
Families eat together before heading to meet the residents.
3:45 Family Day Wrap-up
At this time, we’ll ask you to make your way to the Stonewater shuttle for one last hug and goodbye...until the next Family Day!
1:00 PM Family Visit
Families head to the Main House for the afternoon visit.
4:00 PM Family Day Process Group
Back at The Barn, we will have a brief session to review and process the day’s events. Each family will share highlights or challenges from their time with family and support each other as a group following the emotions and excitement of the day.
Ongoing Family Support
Many Stonewater families continue their healing even after their child returns home from treatment. Group therapy sessions are open to Stonewater families on a continuing basis, and our alumni app and virtual IOP program for adolescents help families stay connected to their support system at Stonewater.
Get Your Family Back. Better.
Is it time to take action for the sake of your family? The first step is always the hardest, and we know from experience.
Click here to learn more about our own family’s journey of recovery, or contact our caring team below.