Frequently asked questions
What teen problems does Eckerd Connects E-Nini-Hassee address?
We help troubled girls who are struggling with school, causing family conflicts, experimenting with drugs, experiencing depression, low self esteem, ADD/ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder or other emotional problems and behavioral issues. We have nearly five decades of experience and success with children and families who have failed to respond to other types of treatment programs and counseling.
How long will my child need to be in treatment?
Upon admission, treatment goals are established and agreed upon by the child and parents. Length of stay is based on each child’s individual progress toward achieving treatment goals, not a predetermined time period. On average, parents should expect their child to stay about 8-9 months.
What is different/special about your approach?
How often may I contact my child, and how often may I visit?
What are the qualifications of the line staff who work directly with the teens?
How do you handle disruptive or negative behavior?
What is a typical day in treatment like?
A typical day is activity-rich – combining accredited education with group therapy sessions and therapeutic outdoor activities, as well as some quiet time for reflection. There is a structure and schedule to every day, planned in part by group members themselves, yet with flexibility to adjust to immediate needs. For example, a teen may raise a concern or issue that will be discussed with a “huddle up” group session.
What is your medication policy?
While we recognize that some children’s needs include medication, we prefer children to take the minimum amount of medication therapeutically necessary. Children are evaluated regularly by a psychiatrist for medication monitoring.
How quickly after entering the residential program does a child start working on her education?
Immediately! Our year-round, on-campus school is nationally accredited, with state certified teachers, and meets all national and state Department of Education guidelines. Through experiential learning and classroom instruction, students typically receive five to six hours of instruction daily with a focus on math, science, English, social studies and more.
Can my child earn school credits while in your program?
Yes. All earned credits are transferable to the home school.
My child is a senior; do you offer diplomas?
Yes. Children can receive their high school diploma upon successful completion of coursework.
How do I apply for admission?
Parents can apply by completing our online application or by contacting our Admissions Department at (888) 726-3883.