Family Participation

Benefits of Family Involvement

We are excited about having families participate in the healing program with their youth. We have found that when families participate in the program, youth feel better about their selves and have a greater chance of maintaining positive changes when they go home. The focus of the program is on the youth. While families are involved in the program, staff will present different activities for the youth and family to participate in together.

Family Visits

We encourage families to visit teens while they are in treatment. We allow up to two family members at a time to visit for a maximum of two nights; an infant may accompany the two guests. During visits, families will participate in both individual counselling and joint counselling sessions with their youths.

Tele-health Sessions

Families can easily be connected to their son/daughter through the Tele-health system. This is a video conference system that connects people from one reserve to another.

We encourage parents/guardians to use the Tele-health system to provide much needed encouragement and support for their son/daughter. Siksika Medicine Lodge requests your regular participation with the Tele-health system on a weekly basis if possible.