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Family Conflict

Conflict is a normal part of family life that can often escalate during teenage years. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 teenagers say they are concerned about family conflict.

Family conflict is the normal process through which family members resolve personal differences. Family conflict can arise out of differences in opinions, poor communication, changes in family structure (e.g. new baby or divorce), sibling rivalry, and disciplinary issues. Such conflict is normal for teenagers as they seek independence and separation from their parents.

Long-term exposure to family conflict can be psychologically damaging. Children can be affected in a number of ways. They may:

  • Act out by showing increased aggression, defiance and behavioral problems
  • Experience depressive symptoms, such as feeling lonely or sad, or isolating themselves in their bedroom for long periods
  • Experience feelings of anxiety or feel pressure to divide their loyalty between parents

When normal family conflict turns into unacceptably aggressive or violent behavior, it’s time to get help. If you’re concerned about your own safety or the safety of other family members, get help immediately.

Our program provides youth the skills to stabilize their behavioral concerns by helping them develop and utilize coping skills to maintain positive behaviors and recovery in their mental health struggles.

The New Foundation team incorporates evidence-based treatment modalities such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling
  • Parent support groups
  • Family systems therapy

Essentially, by evaluating these issues and providing support, family therapy along with other treatment interventions, The New Foundation can help families and individuals to:

  • Better understand how their family functions
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses within the family system
  • Set goals and devise strategies to resolve problems
  • Develop their communication skills
  • Make the entire family unit stronger

Family Conflict – Residential

If your teen is experiencing severe depression, high-risk behaviors, mood instability, or behaviors that may lead to danger to self or others, he/she may need a more intensive treatment program until symptoms improve.

Features of the residential program:
  • Individualized Treatment planning
  • Safe, comfortable home-like environment
  • Quality education from an onsite accredited school
  • Supported and supervised 24 hours a day by trained behavioral health staff
  • Quality healthcare from licensed medical professionals
  • Nursing support and medication management 24 hours
  • Oversight from a specialized adolescent psychiatrist
  • Healthy, nutritional meals approved by licensed dietitians
  • Recreational activities including onsite swimming.
  • Weekly therapy with trained therapy dogs.
  • Art therapy, forward thinking journaling, and self-reflection activities.
  • Connected to community-based supports to establish long-term recovery.
  • Discharge planning and assistance with step down services.

Our Residential Treatment Programs

Intensive Outpatient

Our Intensive Outpatient programs provide support and structure for addressing issues surrounding anger management, depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, improving communication and relationship skills.

Participants partake in individual, family therapy, and group counseling sessions to support development of coping skills, personal strategies for success, and establishing appropriate communication models for use at home, school, and in the community. It uses the 12-Step model of recovery (if applicable), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Over 47 Years of Successful Recovery

Since 1970, The New Foundation has been a trusted provider of treatment for Arizona’s youth. Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, its 52 semi-private bedroom facility situated on a three-acre campus combines evidence-based practices and individualized care to provide the most effective treatment for youth struggling with depression, trauma, mood disorders, and addiction.


Outpatient Overview

The New Foundation’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents ages 11-17 years old provides a structured therapeutic treatment environment for individuals with substance abuse challenges, behavioral health issues, or both (also known as co-occurring disorders). With decades of experience dealing with psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis, The New Foundation’s IOP is unlike any other in Arizona.


The New Foundation School

The New Foundation School provides accelerated education services for clients enrolled in residential care. Located on the TNF campus, it is fully accredited by AdvancED and teaches both regular and special education. Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.) are reviewed to ensure we are able to accommodate each child’s educational needs.  The curriculum focuses on meeting Arizona’s Common Core Standards in the primary subjects to enable clients to rejoin their age-appropriate peers upon returning to their communities and schools.


“I have come a long way and have you to thank for it. I have my own plan and am attending college going for a history degree. I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for the time I was there.”

Robert RTC child

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

The New Foundation has held accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations since 1994. The New Foundation accepts most major private or employer-sponsored health insurance plans, AHCCCS, and most Arizona Native American Tribal Healthcare Insurance plans.

Health Choice
United Healthcare
Bluecross Blueshield
Magellen Health
American Ben
APS Healthcare
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