Family Sober Living - Single Parent

Supported Reunification With Child(ren)

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Residents in Recovery's Family Sober Living Program support a number of domains that promote a consistent pursuit of abstinence.  These domains are as follows.

1.  Physical and mental health - Family sober living supports the physical and mental wellbeing of the entire family.  Reunification with children after a period of active addiction is a stressful time for all.  Wrap-around support and integrated services for the family, promotes positive physical and mental wellbeing.
2.  Safe housing and healthy environments - All of the Residents in Recovery residential programs promote a safe, supportive and therapeutic recovery environment, both in the home and in their recovery community.
3.  Employment and resolution of legal issues - Many individuals that enter the single parent Family sober living program have outstanding Child and Family Services matters before the court.  Active as both advocates and supports, parents are much more equipped to ensure the safe and long-term custody of their children.
4.  Vocational skills and educational development - Family sober living encourages and supports individuals seeking to retrain or upgrade their education.
5.  Safe and meaningful family, social and leisure activities - All of Residents in Recovery's residential programs support family involvement, family reunification and apprehension diversion.  Promoting a healthy leisure and social life is a goal for all of our programs.
6.  Peer based supports - Involvement in peer based meetings, cultural activities and/or religious gatherings are a requirement for all those in residential programs.  The types of meetings or activities are at the discretion of the individual.  Everyone is free to choose their own peer recovery group.
7.  Community engagement and cultural supports - Utilization of external community programs, cultural activities promote the building or recovery capital and reduce the long-term dependency on our program.
8.  (Re)discovering meaning and purpose in life - Much of the early recovery work is focused on service and purpose.  Getting out of oneself and discovering new things help our clients find themselves through meaning and purpose.

Residents in Recovery provides a stable, recovery-oriented environment to support the reunification of children back into their full-time care.   The reunification process can be overwhelming and may lead to stress and even potential relapse.  Supporting this process reduces the chance of relapse, thereby minimizing further disruption in care with the children.

 

Supporting the reunification of children back into care with their mother is the ultimate prevention strategy.  Adverse childhood experiences are a major determining factor for future mental health and addiction issues.  Minimizing these adverse experience and reinforcing attachment, will impact the future for all children involved.  Fostering a healthy home environment, will have a positive impact on the entire family, immediate and extended.

 

This program also aims to support reintegration back into the community.  There are numerous programs for families and children that further support healthy development.  This program connects parents with as many community supports as necessary.

Treatment allows the parent the opportunity to heal themselves.  This is only the start of the process.  Addressing trauma, healing the family unit, child counseling and behavioral changes for the entire family unit have yet to be addressed.  Facing all of these is much more positive when living in a supportive and recovery oriented sober living program.