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Family & Transition

We’re In This Together

Asheville Academy provides an opportunity for families to reconnect and come out of the experience stronger than ever before.

At Asheville Academy for Girls, our family systems approach supports families by:

  • Removing everyday stressors during your child’s time with us.
  • Improving communication with the entire family through your child’s daily therapeutic work and family therapy.
  • Bringing the entire family to campus during our quarterly family seminars.
  • Offering a flexible visit schedule. Families can pre-arrange visits to campus on our flexible visit schedule to accommodate appropriate dates and times.

We Can Help You Reconnect With Your Daughter

Encouraging Family Involvement

At Asheville Academy, family involvement and a personalized therapeutic experience help strengthen family bonds. This is a large part of what makes Asheville Academy uniquely suited to help your child and family achieve long-term success.

Open Communication

Your child will be looking to you for the love and support that provides the foundation for healing. This is why family involvement is a key component of our programming. We want to encourage consistent communication, so you can check in with your child or their therapist with just a quick call. In addition, these calls are another way for you to stay involved in their journey between visits. You will have two  social calls a week with your child to stay in touch.

Flexible Visitation

Rather than having to wait until a specified time to visit, you’ll be able to communicate directly with your child’s therapist to arrange a time that fits your schedule. As parents ourselves, we understand how it feels to miss your child.

Family Calls

Each week you’ll take part in a family video conference session with your child and their therapist to discuss their progress and identify potential opportunities for improvement. This will strengthen the positive impact of the therapy on the family dynamic, heal old wounds and build healthier means of communication. In addition, these calls are another way for you to stay involved in their journey between visits. In addition, you will have two more social calls a week with your child to stay in touch.

Family Calls

Each week you’ll take part in a family video conference session with your child and their therapist to discuss their progress and identify potential opportunities for improvement. This will strengthen the positive impact of the therapy on the family dynamic, heal old wounds and build healthier means of communication. In addition, these calls are another way for you to stay involved in their journey between visits. In addition, you will have two more social calls a week with your child to stay in touch.

Family Seminars

Once per quarter, we hold family seminars where parents are invited to connect with other families, gain invaluable training and advice, and reconnect with their children. These seminars typically feature classes for parents, group therapy, talks on psychoeducational development and unique learning experiences.

The Journey Home

Preparing for Successful Transitions

Creating growth in the home is important to our students’ successes during and after their time at Asheville Academy. While our students are immersed in the therapeutic environment at AAG, additional family services are in place to help parents and other family members grow alongside their child. The services that are offered include weekly webinars, weekly parent to parent support and skill building calls, and individualized extra support included when the child’s primary therapist identifies this as a need.

We offer these extra services because it is important for our parents to feel supported and prepared for their child to return home, and for our families to develop the skills to support their child. The webinars teach parents a skill that the child is learning at AAG or a specific parenting skill that families can practice on visits or calls with their child. These webinars are followed by a parent support call, where parents work together to practice the skill taught on that week’s webinar and discuss common experiences at Asheville Academy.

Preparing For The Transition Home

– Family System Cooperation
– Sibling Reintegration
– Community And Extended Family Support
– Home Routine Development
– Home Behavior Contract Development
– Collaboration With Education Consultants

Coming Home

– Continued Collaboration With Education Consultants
– Communication With Future Therapists And Schools
– Education For Future Supports On AAG Tools To Provide A Common Language

After Graduation

– Webinar Refreshers
– Family Seminars Available
– On-Campus Alumni Mentoring Opportunities

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