In Phase II, boys 16 to 17 continue receiving comprehensive services and support, including personalized treatment, academic services, and recreational activities, as they are helped to make a vital transition into independence and self-managed wellness. Phased programming works by increasing each client’s personal responsibilities and expectations commensurate with their clinical progress and resilience. Supporting clients in playing an even more significant role in their own successes builds skill proficiency, confidence, self-agency, and self-image.
During Phase II, clients are expected to proactively practice self-care, manage their personal time and treatment schedules, help prepare nutritious meals, learn budgeting skills, learn how to use public transportation to attend appointments and meetings and develop a sense of financial literacy. Importantly, clients remain highly supervised and supported in Phase II to ensure their increasing responsibilities support their clinical goals without causing excessive stress or other problems.
By the time clients have become acclimated to Phase II living, they feel more deeply connected to their care team and peers and more focused, and they may be pursuing interests, work, or academic aspirations. They are also more engaged in relational health and learning to interact productively with their family members and loved ones.
Phase II Coordinated Services:
Phase II clients continue working one-on-one with their primary therapist, take part in group therapy sessions, and meet regularly and as-needed with their psychiatrist. The treatment team monitors client response to therapy and attitudes about their development of self-agency and independence to ensure that clients feel comfortable and in control of their ability to make decisions and self-manage their schedules.
Phase II case managers help clients continue making progress while developing self-proficiency. They also help to evolve each client’s care plan to accommodate their needs and their growing independence. Case managers remain the primary contacts for parents and regularly report progress. They also help each client plan their activities, engage in treatment, and prepare to return to their home after completing treatment.
Phase II clients are actively engaged in high-school classwork, and some are preparing to enter college. Turnbridge academic advisors, counselors, and tutors provide individualized educational assistance so that students can matriculate, maintain academic performance, and plan their next academic steps. Turnbridge academic advisors work with private and public school systems to manage transcripts and advocate for the appropriate transfer of academic credits.
Employment and Volunteering
Some Phase II clients may wish to gain real-world work experience by taking a paying job during their treatment stay. Others may wish to volunteer at local Turnbridge team members can help clients pursue jobs in the local community, and learn important lessons gained through their practical experiences.
Support Staff and Resident Liaisons
Turnbridge support staff and resident liaisons continue to act as resources for Phase II clients. In Phase II, these team members work with clients to provide guidance, model healthy behaviors, and help each client learn to access resources and practice skills and routines.
Parents and guardians play an active role in their child’s care throughout their treatment stay. In Phase II, family members receive ongoing support from Turnbridge staff, are offered psychoeducation and how to support their child’s recovery and well-being, and can attend our regular support group meetings in-person, or virtually.
Recovery In Motion & Wellness
Recreation and our Recovery In Motion programming continue to keep clients engaged and active in Phase II. Clients regularly exercise, play group sports, take part in seasonal outings like hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing, and can take advantage of on-campus fitness centers. Plenty of time is allocated to relaxation and spending time with friends. While client meals are prepared by chefs and informed by nutritionists, Phase II clients begin to learn more about maintaining a balanced diet and can learn how to prepare healthy and delicious meals.