Thank you for your guidance, friendship, and love towards our son. We’ll never forget you!
Scott E., CA
is a unique and innovative in addressing common issues that face today’s young men: Depressions, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Executive Functioning, Family Discord, Social/Self-Esteem issues, and Academic or Developmental difficulties.
increases students’ recognition and resiliency by identifying and addressing factors that fuel anxiety and poor choices. We provide specific skills, tools, and practice for lifestyles that promote opportunity, self-respect and independence.
Unlike most treatment programs or schools, we do not use a behavioral modification approach. Our goal is not to focus on the behaviors (with rewards, advice giving), but what causes those behaviors – their feelings or self-concept.
Increases emotional aptitude through specific therapeutic approaches and considerations including; identity, communication, and commitment.
Improves confidence and increases optimism through achieving academic needs and goals, thereby contributing to present and future successes. Learning becomes a ‘Life-long’ endeavor.
Plays a key role in health and wellbeing and self-management.
Provides opportunities for team building, competition, and acquiring new skills.
Builds empathy by putting others before self.
Furthers independence through the development of practical skills and passion. Competence and maturity enhances one’s ability to navigate life’s obstacles and promotes interpersonal relationships, negotiation, and community involvement.
Aids anticipation and appreciation for the ‘next steps’ and opportunities now and in the future.
We begin with the end in mind
All aspects of our program are designed specifically for the best outcomes and success of our students and their families. To provide that ‘environment of change’ parental participation is paramount. As these elements come together, students who would otherwise need two or three programs can move through their growth process – from treatment to transition back home or college – all at Sundance Canyon, quickly, effectively, and affordably.
Sundance Canyon Academy is a 16-bed contemporary home, where all of our students arrive for orientation, assessment and treatment planning. Students complete levels 1-4 on this phase.
Clinicians and staff ensure the disciplines of academics, therapy and experiential activities are dynamically integrated. Specifically, each young man receives weekly individual and family therapy, as well as daily specialized groups according to their individual needs and emphasizes the WHYTRY Model. These groups include: Adolescent Male Development, Trauma Resolution, Anxiety and Depression, Information Processing Skills, Drug and Alcohol, Adoption and Attachment. Each student is also provided psychiatric services as needed.
Than Other Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers