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Transitional Living Family Support Programs

At Silver Hill Hospital, we recognize that the entire family can be affected when a family member suffers from a mental illness and/or becomes addicted to a drug or alcohol. Our Family Programs assist family members to regain stability in their lives and develop concrete coping strategies. For more information regarding our Family Programs, please contact Kathleen Thompson, LCSW.

 
 

Adolescent TLP Family Program – Weekly & Monthly Programs

This wide-ranging program contains both weekly and monthly components that address different aspects of adolescent illness and treatment:

  

Weekly Meetings

Family members and significant others who would like to learn the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, as the patient is learning them, are welcome to do so by attending this weekly DBT Family Program, which meets Wednesdays from 5:45 – 7:15pm.


Monthly Meetings

The monthly program educates families about brain and emotional development in adolescence. It facilitates a greater understanding of mental illness and substance abuse and helps improve communication between patients and their families. It also provides supportive resources for families prior to discharge and helps prepare patients and their families for a successful return home. This program is divided into morning and afternoon sessions:

 

Morning 9:00am –12:45pm -- Family members only

Family members meet to receive education, information and support. There will be ample time for questions and answers with the program facilitator.

 

Afternoon 1:30 – 5:00pm -- Adolescent Patients and Family Members.

Patients and their families are encouraged to reflect on family relationships through supportive non-confrontational exercises, learn about family roles and dynamics to improve communication and focus on aftercare and discharge planning.



Addiction / Co-Occurring Disorders TLP Family Program

This is a four-day program for families of patients in our TLP to learn about the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addictions and mood disorders. The program includes education about relapse prevention and aftercare strategies, communication strategies, conflict resolution and the opportunity to dialogue with other families in similar situations. Information on the neurobiology of addiction and mood disorders and medication education is also included in this program. Please check with the social worker for program dates.

 


Adult DBT TLP Family Program

Family members and significant others who would like to learn the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills, as the patient is learning them, are welcome to do so by attending this weekly DBT Family Program, which meets Thursdays from 5:45 – 7:15pm.


 

Persistent Psychiatric Disorders TLP Family Program

This weekly forum is for the families of patients in our Psychotic Disorders TLP. The program provides education, peer support and self-care. Families learn about symptom management, early detection of relapse and communication skills. Program meets Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
 

 
Chronic Pain and Recovery Center TLP Family Program

The monthly program provides an opportunity for family members and significant others to learn about the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain and addiction. The program includes education about relapse prevention and aftercare strategies, communication strategies, conflict resolution and the opportunity to dialogue with other families in similar situations.

 

Eating Disorders Family Forum

This weekly forum is for the families of patients in any of our eating disorders programs. It helps family members better understand the patient’s situation and challenges as he or she contends with such things as body image issues and learning healthy eating habits, as well as learning about relapse prevention and how to best support the patient. Program meets Mondays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.

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