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Family Weekend Packet

Dear Lifeskills Family Member:

As you know, your involvement in the treatment of a loved one is an important part of the recovery process. We have developed a complete family strengthening program, one of the components being our Therapeutic Family Weekend. This weekend program is designed to offer clients and family member’s further education on chemical dependency, psychiatric illnesses and therapeutic approaches as well as the opportunity to process significant family issues in a therapeutic and safe environment.

During the Family Weekend Program, you will be allowed to interact with other families facing similar issues and enter into open and honest dialog under the guidance of licensed professionals. Although challenging, we hope you will ultimately find the weekend to be a very liberating and healing experience.

Group process is a highly effective tool that will be used throughout the Weekend. We want the Weekend to be as productive for you personally as possible so we encourage you to bring an open mind and heart. During this session, please be prepared to share your personal goals and your personal journey as a family member/significant other affected by psychiatric and/or chemical dependency illnesses.

We have found that the weekend offers families an opportunity to:

  • Personally grow
  • Learn how to support their loved one’s recovery and wellness process
  • Participate in structured therapeutic group work
  • Hear and participate in various lectures related to addiction, psychiatric illness, treatments and therapy approaches.
  • Contribute to question and answer session with licensed professionals.

In order to prepare for the weekend, please note the following:

Each Family Program Session is important. In order for the group process to be most effective for you and the other families in attendance, you must be present for all Family Weekend Sessions. Please plan your travel for Thursday night and Sunday night/late afternoon or Monday morning.Family members who cannot be present for all sessions will be asked to attend a more convenient weekend.

Family Weekend Sessions Schedule:

Friday:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Clinical Training (Light breakfast and Lunch provided by Lifeskills)
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Dinner Pass
*Dinner pass is contingent on approval from Family Therapist*

Saturday:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm Family Therapeutic Exercises (Light breakfast and Lunch provided by Lifeskills)
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Dinner Pass
*Dinner pass is contingent on approval from Family Therapist*

Sunday:
9:30 am to 12:00pm Wrap-up and Process Exercises (Light breakfast provided by Lifeskills)

As noted above there will be several breaks during the sessions as well as a break for lunch. The intent for these breaks is to provide opportunities for family members to have quality time together. We suggest that families refrain from discussing any “therapy issues” during this time and simply focus on enjoying one another’s company. In the spirit of the services that we deliver to our clients, we ask that you not use alcohol or recreational drugs during the weekend.

Please do not hesitate to call if you need assistance or have questions. We look forward to working with you.
Sincerely,

Sincerely,

Sara Arce, LMHC, CAP

Director of Family Services

 

Directions to Lifeskills South Florida

Address: 1431 SW 9th Avenue Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Main Phone: 954-834-5099
Sara Arce Direct Line: 954-834-5094

From the North:

  • Take I95 South to Exit 41/SW 10th Street
  • Turn left heading East
  • Turn right on SW 11th Way to SW 15th Street
  • Turn left on SW 15th Street to SW 9th Ave
  • Turn left on SW 9th Ave
  • We are the 2nd building on the left

From the South:

  • Take I95 North to Exit 41/SW 10th Street
  • Turn right heading East
  • Turn right on SW 11th Way to SW 15th Street
  • Turn left on SW 15th Street to SW 9th Ave
  • Turn left on SW 9th Ave
  • We are the 2nd building on the left

Florida Turnpike:

  • Take Exit 69/Sample Road heading East
  • Take I95 North to Exit 41/SW 10th Street
  • Turn right heading East
  • Turn right on SW 11th Way to SW 15th Street
  • Turn left on SW 15th Street to SW 9th Ave
  • Turn left on SW 9th Ave
  • We are the 2nd building on the left

 

Suggested Hotels in Deerfield Beach and Boca Raton Area

 

Hotels on the Beach

Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
NE 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, 33441
954-428-2850
Website
Note: The Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort is located minutes away from our facility. They offer families preferred rates. Please ask for the Lifeskills South Florida rate when making your reservation.

Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
(561) 447-3000
Website

Hotels in Deerfield Beach

Hampton Inn Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach
660 W Hillsboro Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441
(954) 481-1221
Website

Best Western Deerfield Beach Hotel & Suites
1050 E Newport Center Drive
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
(954) 570-8888
Website

La Quinta Inn & Suites Deerfield Beach I-95
100 SW 12th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
(954) 428-0661
Website

Hotels in Boca Raton

Hilton Suites Boca Raton
7920 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33434
(561) 483-3600
Website
Note: Mention “Lifeskills South Florida” to confirm preferred rate.

Marriott Town Center Boca Raton
5150 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
(561) 392-4600
Website

Suggested Family Program Readings