When a resident enrolls into Gatehouse, we ask that they are brought to Gatehouse by family, usually parent(s). From the start, we want families to be on board with us as we work to assist the resident in making better life choices.
The thousands of miles that separate a resident from their parents/caregivers doesn't mean that the dynamic between son/daughter and parent/caregivers has changed, in fact sometimes the behaviors are intensified. Through ongoing phone conversations, Gatehouse helps parents to explore their changing patterns of parenting and we challenge the residents to act in more appropriate ways.
Family therapy is provided via phone or in person through Gatehouse Therapeutic Health Services by licensed professionals.
Family visits are allowed during workshops and are crafted to help parents and residents work towards better levels of communication.
Family Week and Family Workshops occur four times throughout the year for a particular family. Gatehouse has designed a customized curriculum to meet the needs of residents and families and this process of healing is the key in our family work.