After Care Program
Often, the hardest eating disorder recovery work begins when residential or partial treatment ends. At Magnolia Creek, we recognize that providing support and continuity between treatment and home is essential to a successful recovery.
During treatment, we work closely with each client to develop an After Care Plan that is individualized to meet her specific needs. After treatment is completed, we provide follow-up services, therapy, and workshops to ensure that our alumnae and their families continue to receive professional support.
After Care Planning During Treatment
Clients begin focusing on After Care early in the treatment process to ensure that they have the support that they will require upon discharge. Weekly Goal Planning and Relapse Prevention groups help our clients plan for those needs.
If there are any gaps in a client's treatment plan, our staff will assist her in locating and contacting the appropriate resources. We maintain a current resource list with outpatient dietitians, therapists, psychiatrists, and medical doctors so that each client can be provided with referrals where necessary.
After Care Followup Services
Members of our staff follow up with each client at regular intervals after her discharge to check in with her, receive feedback, and, when necessary, provide encouragement and guidance on maintaining her After Care Plan.
Reunion Weekends and Workshops
Several times a year, Magnolia Creek invites former clients back to the center for a Reunion Weekend. These gatherings provide them a chance to reconnect with staff members, catch up with friends made during treatment, and encourage and reinforce their commitment to recovery.
Reunion Weekends often feature special activities, groups and panels specifically targeted toward recovery. Past activities have included tree planting ceremonies, drum circles, ropes course climbing, a holiday survival workshop, and a 12-step workshop.