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Family Healing Program

Our family healing program has been an integral part of treatment at New Haven since we opened our doors in 1995. Throughout your time at New Haven, your family and daughter will have the opportunity to explore and identify personal and family values, as well as how it looks and feels to live by those values. New Haven's values-based healing phases help our students take positive control of their lives by teaching them to shift control from an external locus (others control her) to an internal locus (she controls herself).

Family Healing Program Description

New Haven's value-based phases make up what we call the Family Healing Program. They are designed to help you take positive control of your life by teaching you to shift your locus of control from external (others controlling you) to internal (you control yourself). Each phase has a meaningful name: Safety, Expectation, Exploration, Insight, Integrity and Interdependence. The second two phases begin with the prefix "EX", as in the word "ex-ternal", which symbolizes that you are still being controlled, or motivated, by outside influences. The last three phases begin with the prefix "IN", such as in the word "in-ternal", which represents your shift from being controlled, to taking control of yourself.

Each phase has assignments which you must complete before you are eligible to advance to the next phase. These assignments incorporate all aspects of your treatment here, including individual therapy, family therapy, recreational therapy, and developing your personal values system. Each phase also has the opportunity for new privileges.


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