|Applewood Transition for Young Women
For young women who have become stuck at home, at school or in a treatment setting, Applewood
Transition provides an opportunity to step back and truly look inward before continuing to move
forward on the individual journey. Young adults often reach a point of fight or flight in the
treatment process or when they meet barriers at home or school. For some, flight is often easier
to choose – whether that means physically running away or mentally and emotionally detaching. At
this point, providing the young adult with a new and unfamiliar environment can be the change
agent – the catalyst to move forward.
Applewood is a highly individualized retreat-style program providing opportunities for the young
women to develop self-awareness and self-respect. Young adults are often hiding behind an image
– wearing a mask that helps them feel as though they fit in with a group, even if that group is
not positive. Our media-infused world supports them maintaining an image rather than being
comfortable and confident in self. Spending time in a simple environment – connecting with nature
through high adventure activities and equine-assisted learning – provides opportunities for
self-discovery and confidence building . . . returning to the authentic self. The staff utilizes
coaching and mentoring techniques to assist the young adult on her journey.
The young women participating in Applewood Transitions live and work in a Bed & Breakfast style Inn
that also houses a breakfast restaurant, The Breakfast Nook. Each young lady gets the opportunity
to learn how to operate the restaurant from ordering and marketing, to cooking and waitressing.
Working in this environment allows the participants to develop real-world skills and gives them an
external project that acts as a catalyst for the internal changes and growth.
Utilizing a home schooling curriculum, we can provide high school completion for students who are
still striving for that milestone. If appropriate, we will work with the student's home school to
facilitate completion of senior year. We will also facilitate completion of in-process programs
such as BYU Online.
When appropriate, our clients may enroll in college or vocational classes at nearby institutions
or via online options. We also help our clients prepare for these next big steps in life.
We work with local therapists and psychologists to provide therapeutic support as needed for our
clients. We also provide medication management as needed.
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