Q: How do I receive information about your program?
A: Speak with one of our trained professionals by dialing 888.317.3961 . You may also download our application and send it to us via email or fax.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are located in the heart of Southern Utah.
Q: What is the average age of the students in your program?
A: Our average age is approximately 15 years old. Our students range in age from 13 to 17.
Q: What is the average length of stay in your program?
A: Our average length of stay is approximately 7-9 months. Length is determined by individual progress.
Q: What are the living accommodations like?
A: Sunrise maintains a home-style environment. Your daughter will have 2-3 roommates. We provide all the amenities of a regular home. Outside, we offer access to a sports court, basketball courts, and a large multiuse field. Students may also choose to participate in group sports, recreation, music, or art projects. Sunrise believes that coupling nature with a constructive environment aids emotional healing.
Q: What is the daily schedule?
A: The typical daily schedule consists of exercise, planning and goal setting, individual time, meals, chores, school, a session of group psychotherapy, an activity in the community, and individual or family therapy. The activities are diverse and varied. We focus on numerous positive experiences every day for our student's well-being.
Q: Is your school accredited? Can credits be transferred to another school?
A: Our academic curriculum is accredited through the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Any course our students complete at Sunrise can be transferred to any other school, public or private. Our Education Director works closely with the school of your choice to make sure academic transition is accurate and complete.
Q: What is the school curriculum?
A: Our curriculum is comparable to any normal junior high or high school curriculum. We individualize academic needs for each of our students. All work and testing is organized for school district approval.
Q: What is the policy regarding confidentiality?
A: All information about your daughter is completely confidential.
Q: What are some of the common problems girls have who are admitted into Sunrise?
A: The most common problems we treat at Sunrise are depression, opposition-defiance, poor school performance, failing relationships at home, adoption issues, attachment issues, ADHD, anxiety, anger management issues, and hopelessness. Our typical student has low self-esteem and is struggling with authority. Other common problems we address include drug abuse, school failure, trauma/abuse, mood disorders, and family discord.
Q: How much therapy does Sunrise offer?
A: We provide weekly individual and family therapy and daily group therapy. We do Equine therapy on a weekly basis. We individualize the treatment your daughter receives at every possible level, such as placing her in psychotherapy groups that are specific to her particular issues.
Q: How much contact may I have with my daughter?
A: During the first 21 days, there are no phone privileges outside of family therapy. Your daughter will be able to communicate more with her family as she progresses. A minimum of one phone call per week to parents is allowed for each student. We hope you will plan to visit your daughter as often as you can. We encourage face-to-face family therapy, weekly family therapy calls, weekly weekend calls on level one and above, and unlimited mail.
Q: What are the qualifications of your clinical staff?
A: We have clinicians with a wide variety of expertise and experience. Each of our therapists hold a Master's or Doctorate level degree.
Q: Can I talk to parents who have placed their daughters at Sunrise?
A: Yes. We encourage you to speak with parents who have placed their daughter in our program. Many parents are excited to share their experience with you. Contact Emily in admissions for a list of parents in your area or who have had similar experiences with their daughters.
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