We are designed to cultivate relationships, develop trust, and honor perspective, and feelings. Like most other treatment centers, we are adept at managing the behavioral concerns that would lead a parent to place his or her child in residential treatment, but that is just the beginning of who we are. All of our activities, interventions, treatment planning, parental and family work is designed around the core needs of the adoptive family - we don't just focus on presenting behaviors. And we don't label your child as "the problem." We have consulted with many of the most esteemed professionals in adoption research to develop a program worthy of working with this population.
Our comprehensive approach centers around the adopted adolescent becoming whole through a holistic approach. Adoption issues are systemic issues, which means that if change is going to be sustainable, it requires work with the entire family. We do not want your child solely cultivating relationships with us; we want the family to cultivate relationships among each other. A logical extension of our holistic, comprehensive approach is including the families of these adopted adolescents into the process. We feel it’s important that families are an integral part of the treatment plan. Three Points Center is designed to create this change in all parts of the family: The adopted person, adoptive parents, siblings, and the birth family when possible (the adoption triad).
In addition, family members can visit their child while in our residential treatment program, as we believe that they are an integral part of the healing process. We also put supports in place to set families up for success when their child completes the program and comes home, so that the healing process can continue to progress after the program has been completed in residence with our team.
Because our end goal is always helping an adopted child heal from a troubled identity and feel whole, we customize a comprehensive 360-degree treatment plan for each Three Points Center program participant. This treatment combines clinical psychology with nurturing and balancing activities such as outdoor therapy, fitness, art, gardening, animal care and equine therapy.
Take a look at these 27 Breathtaking Photos Of Adoptive Families Uniting
What it's like to adopt a child 10 things adoptive parents wish their friends and family understood
Modern Love Podcast: Actress Sarah Paulson reads “Open Adoption: Not So Simple Math.”
What unconditional love looks like: Photographer captures the touching moment a couple meets their adopted newborn daughter for the first time
First meeting: Adoption is beautiful. (Youtube, 2:35)
Journey to Family: A Story of Older Child Adoption (Youtube, 8:21)