Debra on BBB
a year ago
07/29/2017, 02:07 AM
I ask myself, how does one compose a letter about Trinity Teen Solutions, a place that offered services I never thought our family would ever need? I guess the best response could be one word at ... more>>
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Trinity Teen Solutions. It was a blessing to be part of your family's healing.
I ask myself, how does one compose a letter about Trinity Teen Solutions, a place that offered services I never thought our family would ever need? I guess the best response could be one word at a time, just as we have had to live one day at a time since our (at that time) 12-year-old daughter attempted suicide. How absolutely Blessed and grateful we are that Trinity was here for us all.
Quickly the realization and need for Trinity’s specialized help became all too real. Thanking Lord for our 2nd chance with her, we found ourselves led to Trinity after what seemed like a lifetime of research, but in reality, was only a few very long days. Such an unexpected “blow” to our usual “routine” really took its toll on our small family. It is impossible to describe how those beginning days ran into each other as my husband and I searched for reasons that brought us to this awful time and place in our lives, also what our daughter must be feeling – where she felt she had no other recourse.
Our family (myself, husband, sibling, grandparent, trusted friends) researched many possible solutions, from the large institutions in our state, to other state options, to boarding schools, what would our benefit plans reimburse for, etc.… Recognizing that we could not keep our daughter safe alone, could not have eyes on her 24 hours a day was also very defeating for us as parents. We were looking for something smaller that we prayed would not introduce to much of the outside real world we lived in, and still be able to help our daughter in her individual needs. Raising her in our small Baptist community church and school, so much of the world and outside influences just did not apply here, or so we thought. We were hopeful to locate treatment in a place free from boys, sex, substance abuse, homosexuality, and so on. Though Trinity has other girls in their program that have those issues to deal with, we felt it would be on a much smaller scale that the other large institutions available. We were drawn to the faith based, small all girls setting where we were hopeful of more “one on one” assistance. After all, our goal was to have our daughter back home with us as soon as possible, both mentally and spiritually healthy.
We found the day we brought her to Trinity was unbelievably trying, sad, scared and many other terrifying emotions. We had to trust that they would keep our beloved daughter safe from herself as well as working on her other needs; education, therapy, family living & staying physically healthy, just to name a few. Their specialized core staff is truly hand-picked for each of their individual talents and fields, each one reaching out to us when & if the need arose. We found that very refreshing as well as uplifting. Somehow, when we heard from them, we were hearing from our daughter also, that was something we desperately needed.
Per our ongoing correspondence during those four months we came to know the staff as firm, consistent, helpful, caring and loving, just to mention a few…. The hardest part for my husband and myself was only being able to see our very missed daughter weekly for our therapy sessions. We came to trust that during the time we were not able to see her, they were working with her in so many ways to bring forth and help reshape her needed living skills; how to be responsible, how one can loose and earn privileges, how to care for those dependent on her, coping skills for when life is not perfect, pitching in with chores, working through therapy and school work, how to talk to us, how to consider compromise, ect…Just to mention a few. They worked with our daughter tirelessly and then helped us as a family to see areas of change that could be beneficial for us all. She shares with us often her time and lessons with the animals living at Trinity, so much so, that we believe the therapy involving them was among some of her best experiences.
In short, Trinity was there for our daughter when we, as parents, were not enough. By God’s grace, she is now home. Though we continue to work through things and towards wishful goals, one day at a time, with the Lords help. Still not a “perfect” family, but moving in the right direction.
We are still in contact with Trinity as there remain billing and insurance issues still outstanding and find that even though our daughter is no longer in residence @ Trinity, we all find that we miss them a bit in our own ways and how Blessed we were to know Trinity was there for us.