Family-style environment programs are a form of treatment for troubled teens that offer behavioral treatment within the confines of a home-like, environmental setting. The intentions of these facilities is to offer treatment to teens in a familiar, and non-intimidating environment so that the adolescent may be more susceptible to their levels of psychiatric treatment.
Programs that implement a family-styled environment are effective and resourceful, for many reasons. Firstly, these programs provide psychiatric assistance to troubled teens, while maintaining a comfortable and safe environment, feel for teens. The more relaxed and comfortable a suffering teen is, the more available they will be to receive effective treatment.
Family-style environments have additional, supplementary affects as well. A troubled teen who partakes in the psychiatric treatments of the family-styled facility will learn invaluable lessons on how to appropriately deal with stressful scenarios, differences with others, and properly express their emotions.
In short, a family-style environment, such as residential treatment, is effective ‘practice’ for troubled teens in need of therapeutic restoration.