Second Nature (Wilderness Program)

382 W Main St, Duchesne, Utah, 84021

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Second Nature Footsteps is a licensed, clinically driven wilderness intervention designed to meet the needs of younger teens, ages 11-14. The treatment team uses a variety of wilderness and experiential interventions to assist students along their individual path towards personal awareness, responsibility, improved communication healthy relationship skills, and strengthened self-esteem. Footsteps staff further assist each child and family with supportive stabilization and assessment for students whose behavior has reached crisis level.

Facility Highlights

  • Academic Curriculum
  • Adolescent Services
  • Adult Services

Specialization

  • Remote - Free of Distractions
    What you'll realize when you enter the wilderness is that the distractions you've adapted to your lifestyle are not as easily present. The remoteness of the backcountry provides little to hide behind. This will empower you to focus directly on your issues without distraction. Although you may demonstrate high functioning in several areas of your life, the richness of the wilderness environment will evoke the unhealthy patterns of behavior that brought you to this point in your life. Additionally, your group experience facilitates engaging with your peers and field instructors without using familiar escape routes of shutting down, running away, or other responses you may have used to avoid confrontation and accountability. You are provided with a safe and patient environment to confront what you may be avoiding.
  • Empowerment
    Nature is unrelenting; it cannot be negotiated with or manipulated. Parents, teachers and therapists can all be emotionally manipulated. A towering cumulus cloud cannot. There is no negotiating the weather. A mountain will not feel guilty and step aside for a hiker. You will experience the natural lessons that life has to offer by living in the natural environment. Your therapist, Field Instructors and peers will help hold you to appropriate boundaries and create natural and logical consequences that mirror the achievements and challenges in the broader journey of life. Your experience becomes a life lesson of how ineffective past coping strategies were, while equally supporting your insight in adapting your actions into successful and valuable tools.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness

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Henley

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Don\'t send your child away. This place ruined a good 15 years of my life. I will forever have issues because i was sent there. My parents will forever regret sending me there. If you care at all for your child then you will not see these \"programs\" as a solution. You may be desperate but if you send your child here you will carry deep regret for the rest of your life.

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Best decision of our lives! Sent our 16yr old daughter here feeling hopeless and believing that she would hate us forever but what happened was nothing short of a miracle. The tools we all learned to cope with our feelings and emotions and deal with stress were life changing. She is now almost 20 and in her second yr of college and working part time, just bought her own car. I’m not saying that she magically turned into to perfect child but she absolutely turned her life around and works at being good to herself and others daily. You do have to put in the work but it’s absolutely worth it! She still says if there was a way to enroll herself back into this program but be able to keep her cellphone and laptop, she would go in a heartbeat!

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I hesitate to leave a random review on a random site, but, as a parent I know how hard and it can be to make a decision to send your child to any program. The truth is that in any program, parents need to do their work, and no program can force the parents to do that, so,, if you send you kiddo here, be sure to show up and do your work too. Our child speaks well of this program many years later. I wish you all the best.

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Awful

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Changed my life in a good way. They work for the clients to get the best results possible and don't let struggles get in their way of that goal. I found that the food could have been better.
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