Casa Pacifica supports the enhancement of the family relationship through visitation, face-to-face contact, verbal communication, written correspondence, and family therapy. Parent/legal guardian(s) can approve additional contacts as appropriate. Because we understand that the youth in the Camino a Casa Program will be returning to their families and their communities, Casa Pacifica strives to help youth maintain connections and preserve relationships with family members, individuals who know and care about them, the community of origin, and their faith community.
Saturday programming focuses on supporting the youth and his/her family. There are three main components to Saturdays:
- Parent support groups
- Parent DBT group
- Families Engaging Actively Together (FEAT)
Parents and guardians are expected to participate in family programming on Saturdays, as well as weekly family therapy sessions. Family therapy is an important component of the Camino a Casa Program. It encourages involvement of the parent/guardian(s) as well as the entire family in the youth’s treatment to support transfer of skills that will be essential when the youth transitions home. Youth (RTC and PHP levels of care) participate in family therapy a minimum of once per week and visit with their family on those days.