The mission of New Vision Wilderness’ Family Services Department is to create opportunities for families to grow, heal, and understand.

We create opportunities for a family to develop new skills while utilizing the power of wilderness. This includes family team building, stepping outside of comfort zones, breaking old habits, and building new strategies to engage in a healthy family system alongside one another. By doing these activities, families are able to GROW with one another, to be challenged, and work to step outside of their unhealthy patterns. This creates a space for parents to process their emotions addressing their parallel processes while their child is in treatment.

HEALING begins when caregivers are able to understand their emotions, dysfunctional patterns, and own trauma within relationships. Caregivers can also connect to other caregivers who are in similar situations to feel additional support. Within the journey, New Vision Wilderness provides experiences to further UNDERSTAND the therapeutic issues their child is going through, the manifestation of behaviors at a deeper level and struggles they have experienced, and to understand the process of being in the wilderness and beyond.

The following Family Services are provided for New Vision Wilderness families:

Currently Enrolled Family Support Services

  • Webinars
  • Workshops
  • Support Groups

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Parent Webinars

  • Psychoeducational material presented by Clinical Director of Family Services
  • Themed material each week focusing on information covered in treatment at NVW
  • New techniques to utilize in relationship with your child and others
  • Time to connect with the Clinical Director of Family Services and have your questions asked and answered in real time

Parent Workshops

  • Offered quarterly in both NVW locations: Wisconsin and Oregon
  • Themed workshops focusing on Connection, Communication, Emotional Awareness/ Vulnerability, Setting appropriate boundaries
  • Education about developmental trauma and attachment disruption
  • Connection with currently enrolled parents and alumni parents

ATTACh Parent Support

– Private parent support group through NVW’s affiliation with ATTACh

  • Free access to bi-monthly parent support calls
  • Access to a private parent support page on Facebook
  • Discounted access to webinars and local trainings
  • Eligibility for conference scholarships

Family Therapy Support

  • Check-in calls with Clinical Director of Family Services (Monthly or Bi-monthly)
  • Individual or Couples Therapy with Clinical Director of Family Services weekly or Bi-Monthly (Additional fee of $160/hr)
  • Preparation and/or Debrief for therapeutic family visit (Depending on time spent may have an additional fee)
  • Intensive family therapy within the immersion program or as closing to immersion program (See Adventure Family Intensives)

Alumni Services

  • Webinars
  • Workshops
  • Support Groups

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Post Discharge- 48 hour Call

  • After transition, a member of the NVW team will contact the parents to check-in about the transition

Parent Workshops

  • Offered quarterly in both NVW locations: Wisconsin and Oregon
  • Themed workshops focusing on Connection, Communication, Emotional Awareness/ Vulnerability, Setting appropriate boundaries
  • Education about developmental trauma and attachment disruption
  • Connection with currently enrolled parents and alumni parents

 

Alumni Monthly Webinar

  • NVW will host a specialized topic for alumni parents to continue psychoeducation
  • Continue to learn and refresh on techniques and information with working with your child

 

Regional Parent Support Groups

  • Luncheons regionally for parents and past clients
  • Connection with other parents
  • Connection with NVW team

ATTACh Parent Support

– Private parent support group through NVW’s affiliation with ATTACh

  • Free access to bi-monthly parent support calls
  • Access to a private parent support page on Facebook
  • Discounted access to webinars and local training
  • Eligibility for conference scholarships.

Adventure Family Intensives – for currently enrolled families and alumni

4 day, 3-night family therapeutic experience incorporating wilderness immersion, intensive family therapy, experiential, and adventure activities.
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Wilderness Immersion

  • Housing for 3 nights in tents or a cabin in the field locations of NVW Bend or NVW Wisconsin
  • Daily: 3 basic meals as well as snacks
  • Bedding
  • Outdoor equipment to live in the field
  • Additional outdoor attire available upon request

 

Family Therapy

– Intensive family therapy with one-two NVW therapists (Liz Deardorff and another therapist (depending on family size))

– Intensive therapy is from 9 am- 2 pm daily. (This can vary depending on    schedule)

– Therapy can be individual as well as parent/ child(ren) or couples family therapy

 

Experiential and Adventure with the Family

– Experiential initiatives to connect and challenge the family

  • Team Building/ Family Initiatives

 

– Adventure activities provided by NVW

  • Winter:
    • Cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, climbing, ice fishing
  • Summer:
    • Canoeing, hiking, climbing, fishing
  • Additional activities*:
    • Rafting, Equine Therapy, kayaking, dog sledding

– Wilderness First Responder certified instructor present during experiential and adventure based activity

*Any activity requiring an outside guide service or the guide’s permit may have an additional charge and will need to be covered by the family. These types of activities are optional.

How To Contact New Vision

To speak to a team member, please fill out the CONFIDENTIAL form below. A team member will contact you within 24 hours.