July 2021

Parent Workshops Transitioning Back to In-Person Events at Trails Carolina

Francis Van de Beuken, Director of Special Projects, Trails Carolina


Wilderness therapy program Trails Carolina is excited to announce that their parent workshops will be held in person once again. As an adolescent wilderness therapy program, parent workshops are a crucial component of long-term success for clients. In addition to a dedicated family therapist, family support at Trails includes weekly support groups and mindfulness classes, alumni support, and the Common Ground family experience. 
Parents and siblings often need their own support while their loved one is in treatment. Commonly, families need to work through their own issues in order to best support the continued success of their child after treatment. Trails offers a parent workshop where students' families learn about healthy family systems and are taught skills that can help them create a happier and more functional home life together. 
"Our goal is for the entire family to grow during a student's Trails experience," said Family Therapist Erin Cantalini, MA, LPC. "At our in-person workshops parents connect with other families and build a supportive community in addition to practicing the very skills that their child is learning and doing." 
Parents are invited to take part in the Common Ground workshop as their child approaches graduation. This is a four-day family program that invites parents to reunite with their child with the support of staff. Common Ground activities are designed to teach communication skills, conflict resolution, and strengthen familial bonds. 
Trails Carolina helps adolescents and teens ages 10-17 struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges. The program helps students overcome their challenges in a supportive environment led by dedicated therapists. Students learn healthy coping skills, gain a more positive mindset, and reach their full potential using wilderness therapy. Students and their families reconnect and rebuild their relationships on their journey toward healing.
For more information about Trails Carolina's family programming and the changes to in-person workshops, visit trailscarolina.com or call 800-975-7303.