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Finishing the Job : Healthy Home Environments

Providing support at home so families can heal and grow together. 

Having a struggling child is one of the most painful challenges any family can face. In order to give kids the greatest chance of success, there must be support for their families. Part of IYR’s commitment to our kids while they are at the ranch, is to provide support for the family at home as well.

Family dynamics can be challenging in any circumstance, and when you have an emotionally charged situation there is an increased chance of conflict. The experts at the Idaho Youth Ranch work with caregivers and siblings to help improve the situation at home.

Imagine an attention-seeking girl. While at the ranch, she will learn to respect herself and to find accomplishment in healthy ways that will build her self-esteem. Meanwhile, her parents will learn how to reinforce positive behavior of their daughter and address negative behavior before it escalates. By the time she arrives home with a reintegration specialist, both she and her family will have learned new ways of communicating that will help heal together. 

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