Anasazi Foundation Troubled teen program – how to get started

There are many natural ways of treatment for the retorted and troubled people; one among them with a different theme is Anasazi.  A 1988 found organization for the treatment and changing the hearts of the troubled youth Anasazi is started by wilderness pioneers Larry Olsen and Ezekiel Sanchez. The Anasazi Foundation Troubled teen program gives the young people and opportunity to know the value of independence through a primitive living experience and philosophy that nature is the best and first way to treat the mind and heart, in a manner of walking through the world.

Anansazi follows the wilderness therapy is based on the adventure based therapy where the therapy includes walking through forests, camping learning ancient methods of living bonding with people who are unknown and so.. It is outdoor behavioral healthcare industry. Clients range in age from 10-17 for adolescents and 18-28 for adults. There are a variety of different types of wilderness therapy programs, with the most common models being sustained expedition or base camp models with a typical stay of 8–12 weeks, other single expedition style models involve single 25-35 day trips. Some grow out of a survival approach and others out of an Outward Bound approach. The aim of Anasazi Foundation Troubled teen program is to guide participants toward self-reliance and self-respect.

ANASAZI’s family-focused intervention programs (for youth 12-17 and young adults 18-25) are recognized worldwide for their unique and caring approach to treatment. ANASAZI’s preventive efforts—including parenting workshops and community drug awareness/education forums—have inspired two international best-sellers (LeadershipandSelfDeception and The Anatomy of Peace), an Emmy-nominated drug abuse prevention campaign, and peacemaking techniques used as far away as the Middle East.

ANASAZI’s menu of services includes:

  • 49-day (minimum stay) level II outdoor behavioral healthcare programs for youth and youngadults
  • Parenting workshops and continuing education forums
  • Special courses (couples retreats, youth leadership expeditions, corporate training)
  • Community-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention education forums

Parent involvement is an essential element to the success of the program and sustaining changes made on the trail. Parents attend the following:

  • Parent Orientation on the day of admission
  • One-day Anatomy of Peace workshopshortly after admission
  • Weekly sessions (in person or via telephone/Skype) with a family therapist (Shadow)
  • Half-day Family Walking off WE session with their son or daughter following the three days on the trail
  • Seven weeks of Parent Shadowing following the Family Walking off WE

 

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