incorporating individual, group and family therapy.
Incorporated into Your Teen’s Life
Destinations provides a partial-day, Teen Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). When you apply for treatment at one of our facilities, our team will collaborate with you to determine whether your teen belongs in our mental health or dual diagnosis treatment track. The latter combines mental health and addiction treatment. In fact, researchers estimate that between 50-90% of adolescents in treatment for substance-use disorders also have diagnosable mental health issues.
Healing Through Treatment
Teens in our IOP will attend therapy sessions – group, individual, and creative – while parents are strongly encouraged to participate in family sessions. Your teen will meet with our pediatric psychiatrist approximately once a month. Moreover, we integrate the 12-steps into our overall IOP. Our certified alcohol and drug counselors work with teens individually.
A Commitment to Education
We work with your teen’s school to ensure support. Our academic team will assist your teen in catching up, staying on track, and moving ahead with their education. Your teens commitment to academics will remain strong through continuing education at Destinations.
Having been in their shoes, our alumni are great mentors for teens in the IOP. Weekly meetings with our alumni allow teens in treatment to see how others cope with mental health and addiction disorders. Once a teen transitions into the alumni program, he or she has learned how to maintain sobriety. However, they now have a strong support system to lean on moving forward.
Parental Involvement During Teen Intensive Outpatient Program
Parental involvement is a critical component to our teen treatment programs. During your orientation, you will meet the entire treatment team. This includes the individual and family therapist, education director, nurse, and the clinical director. As a result, you will understand their individual roles and how each of them will interact with you and your teen. We require parents to attend therapy sessions and family education classes. We will work with you to create a schedule for therapeutic visits that will help your teen adjust to his or her new lifestyle.
Recovery requires patience, but together, through a shared commitment to your teen’s health, we will make your family whole again. Take the first step to overall recovery today. Contact our supportive clinical staff at 877-466-0620 for more information about our programs.
Destinations For Teens staff are actively getting vaccinated through the county and the hope is to have the majority of our staff vaccinated by the end of January, 2021. Destinations For Teens is likewise committed to educating staff to the benefits of vaccinating and to providing access to the vaccine to all employees. By minimizing the risk of transmission, Destinations For Teens is working hard to protect its clients, families and employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus.
A dedicated COVID-19 task force, including our Medical Director, Clinical Director and our Director of Nursing, provides written materials and verbal education and training to all staff. In the words of Dr. Baback Gabbay, Destinations For Teens Chief Medical Director, the message could not be simpler: "We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and families. Our staff is committed to the CDC recommend cleaning protocols and have been fortunate to receive the Moderna or Pzifer Covid vaccine this week. Vaccination is important in order to help keep all our employees and the families we serve safe".
In addition to distributing vaccinations, Destinations For Teens facilities has implemented the following procedures for all in-person programs:
• Established a revised screening process for admissions, including questions about recent fevers, travel and mandated negative COVID-19 test results. Anyone who poses a risk to our centers will not be admitted.
• Implement active screening of residents and staff for fever and respiratory symptoms.
• Remind residents to practice social distancing and perform frequent hand hygiene.
• Screen all staff at the beginning of their shift for fever and respiratory symptoms.
• Actively take the staff’s temperature and document absence of shortness of breath, new or change in cough, and sore throat. If they are ill, have them put on a facemask and self-isolate at home.
• Destinations For Teens has revised how they interact with vendors and receiving supplies and equipment, and other non-health care providers (e.g., food delivery, etc.), and take necessary actions to prevent any potential transmission. For example, supply vendors transport supplies to dedicated locations versus inside of facilities.
• In lieu of in-person visits, facilities are offering alternative means of communication for people who would otherwise visit, such as virtual communications (phone, video-communication, etc.)
• Creating/increasing communication to update families, such as advising to not visit.
• Assigning staff as primary contact to families for inbound calls and conduct regular outbound calls to keep families up to date.