Part of learning life skills is learning how to have balanced, safe, satisfying recreation...in other words, good clean fun! Our girls have opportunities to swim in the beautiful Sunrise pool, shop at local stores, camp and hike in Zion National Park, go to movies, visit the library, and just hang out. We favor a three-pillar approach to recreation that balances fitness, outdoor adventure and leisure activities.
Our students remain physically fit through weekly yoga, training for monthly 5k and 10k runs, PE classes and opportunities to try new sports. Outdoor adventure takes the form of everything from rappelling to hikes in the nearby national parks. Our girls also enjoy activities that just help them relax, laugh and have fun, such as bowling or splashing in the pool.
Though our program of therapy, school, and life skills training is structured and full, we know that fun itself is both therapeutic and instructional. At Sunrise, we remember that sometimes girls just need to be girls.
Cutting is a common form of self-harm that we treat at Sunrise Residential Treatment Center. We find many family members and loved ones confused about why a young woman would do something so harmful to herself. There are numerous reasons why an individual uses self-harm but here are a few of the reasons we encounter [...]
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I recently sat with a young lady who struggled with learning difficulties and borderline personality disorder. This disorder is known for creating disruption in emotional regulation, distress tolerance skills, and interpersonal distress. Despite this student’s struggles, I was fascinated by her ability to increase and understand the skills she was learning in her Dialectical Behavioral [...]
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Fulshear Ranch Academy, also known as Fulshear Treatment to Transition, is the only young adult female treatment facility that goes beyond teaching transitional living skills and limited focus on substance abuse treatment. In the field of residential treatment, there are many options for teenage girls who need help with mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance [...]
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