Located in Seattle, Washington is the Renacer Youth Treatment Center, operating through Sea Mar Community Health Center. Renacer opened its doors in 2003 as an adolescent substance abuse inpatient program for teenage boys ages 13 to 17. Treatment includes individual and group therapy, co-occurring disorder treatment, psychoeducation and aftercare planning. The programming is based on the 12-step philosophy as well as evidence-based practices and holistic approaches, all facilitated in a structured and educational atmosphere.
Accommodations and Food
The residential facility where clients stay during their time in treatment offers 14 beds in a multi-level medical building. Sleeping quarters are spacious and comfortable, and in a dorm like setting. The facility has clinical offices and classrooms, as there is a full time teacher on staff who provides schooling during treatment. All meals and snacks are provided and prepared on site, and there is an emphasis on nutritional balance and making healthy choices.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment tracks are individualized and based on a 90 to 120 day schedule, though some clients may spend less time in their programs. There are a variety of treatment options offered that include therapy, self care and awareness, psychoeducation and reintegrating the clients back into their communities.
There are daily group sessions and weekly individual ones. The groups are often education based, and often incorporate 12-step philosophy as well. Life skill training and coping skills are implemented in addition to HIV/AIDS education, goal setting, relapse prevention and balance within the family unit. Every client also has access to psychiatric assessments and observation, and dual diagnosis treatment and medication management are also available.
Therapeutic methods are combination of evidence-based and holistic, like CBT, DBT, art and music therapy and Motivational Interviewing (MI). There is a multidisciplinary staff of medical and therapeutic clinicians at Renacer with credentials such as LCDC, MSW and LCSW, along with nutritionists, psychiatric nurses and physicians.
Recreation is added into each day’s schedule and includes softball and soccer. Residents are granted ample time to take on new hobbies and personal activities that aid in developing improved communication skills and making healthy life choices down the line. There are also community events and festivals the clients participate in and enjoy on a regular basis.
The young men who come to Sea Mar Community Health Center’s Renacer Youth Treatment Center may struggle with different addictions but do have a common thread of needing proper guidance in order to get their lives back on track. The programs at this facility aim to give these clients the specific treatment and education they need most and, with time, give them the tools and resources necessary to live a healthy life in recovery.
Sea Mar CHC: Renacer Youth Treatment Center
10001 17th Place South
Seattle, WA 98168
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