At Family First Adolescent Services, we recognize the importance and urgency of getting the treatment process started quickly and effectively. Please feel free to reach out to our team anytime, day or night. Additionally, you will find helpful forms and Frequently Asked Questions to better help you stay informed and prepared!
frequently asked questions
Things to know
Parents and loved-ones often have more questions than answers when it comes to treatment. Remember, our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, below are the answers to a few of the more frequently asked questions we receive.
What can my child expect during his first week at Family First Adolescent Services?
During the first week of treatment clients have five individual therapy sessions with their primary therapist. The goal of this week is complete the “Banyan Egg” assignment that outlines all of the major events in the client’s life.
What is a typical day like?
During a typical week day, our clients will wake up at 7:30 AM and begin their days. We will have breakfast, goals group and school in the morning, which runs to 12:00 PM. Between 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM, we will have a variety of clinical therapy sessions, including individual sessions, family and group sessions.
The weekends are still structured, but more off facility activities are offered. Accompanied by Family First staff, our clients will participate in paintball, deep-sea fishing, and other team building activities.
What do you treat?
At Family First, we are licensed to treat mental health disorders, substance use disorders, problematic gaming, and we specialize in treating trauma.
Where are you located?
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
What is your staff-to- patient ratio?
1 to 2
Can my child continue his/her education while attending your program?
In collaboration with parents, schools, and referring consultants, our Family First Adolescent Services academic team customize educational plans for each student. Plans are developed to meet the learning styles and circumstances unique to our clients. Our education planning process encompasses a variety of educational tracks that can be facilitated solely or in combination with each other. The tracks focus on graduation requirements, college and career readiness, personal development, professional development, and executive function skills.
What to bring/what not to bring?
WE RECOMMEND BRINGING:
- 7-10 T Shirts
- 4-5 Pairs Shorts
- 1-2 Pairs Pants
- Swim Suit
- Athletic wear
- Shoes & socks
- Sandals, Flip Flops
- Casual footwear
- Light Rain Jacket
- Non-Alcoholic Toiletries
- Gov Issued Photo ID
- Tobacco & tobacco related products
- Cash, Debit/Credit cards
- Gaming systems, Tablet or Personal Computer
- Mobile phone
- Caffeinated Products
- Protein powders/supplements of any kind
What is NARM?
- The NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM™) is a non-regressive theoretical approach and clinical model that addresses the complexities of attachment, relational, and developmental trauma. NARM is informed by somatically-based and psychodynamic techniques that integrate physiology and psychology within a relational context – helping clients establish a healthy connection between body and mind.