Family Treatment Weekend

“I see progress every time I see my son”

The first Family Treatment Weekend in the Dart Family Treatment and Education Center was a success! We had a record number of families visit the weekend of July 20-22. Parents like Angela, Charkia and Christina had amazing experiences with their families and can't wait to come back again! “Thanks to Highfields, I see progress every

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Why Family Matters

Working with students and their families is critical for long-term success.    "I don’t ever want to be in placement again, away from my family,” said student, James.    It’s a feeling that most of the youth at Highfields share.    They miss their home, and their loved ones. They’re trying to make a change,

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“We’re Not Alone”

There are so many benefits to Family Treatment Weekends. Bringing families together and strengthening relationships is what Highfields is all about! Read on to learn more about this impactful summer program.    Every year, Highfields’ residential staff put their minds together to create an exciting and memorable Family Treatment Weekend.    “We try to think

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School’s (Almost) Out For Summer! Now What?

Summer opportunities at Highfields keep kids on the right track.    Summertime can be a nightmare for working parents. Why? While parents work all day, their kids are at home with nothing to do. Parents of at-risk kids worry about the dangers of “nothing to do” turning into drugs, parties, and other bad choices.    Thankfully,

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Separated Families Reconnect at Highfields

Thanks to a grant from Jackson National Life, we were able to host three Family Treatment Weekends this summer. On the last Family Treatment Weekend of the year, five families came to campus. Some of families had been apart for a while, so it was a great opportunity for them to reconnect and make memories

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Through Thick and Thin

   Sticking together can be easy for families to do if nothing goes wrong, but that is rarely the case. Highfields students have all made mistakes in their past which sent them to Highfields. Families can feel torn apart during difficult times. Strong families have to be able to face crises head-on and come out

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Families Reconnect Over Family Treatment Weekend

   Over the weekend of September 25 – 27, Highfields organized its final Family Treatment Weekend of the year at the Onondaga Campus.     This weekend, four families were able to participate! Parents, siblings, and loved ones journeyed to Highfields’ campus to attend the Family Treatment Weekend.    The activities began Friday night and lasted until

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Family Weekend Brings Families Together

   When Isaac and his mother, Sunshine, were told that Isaac was going to Highfields, they were apprehensive. They didn’t know much about it or the people who worked there.    “I was nervous,” Isaac said. “But I also felt good because it was taking me out of the youth center and it would teach

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