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As a trauma-informed care facility, we understand both the immediate and long-term impact that trauma can have on a young life, be it physical abuse, sex abuse, verbal abuse, or psychological manipulation.

Regardless of the trauma suffered, treatment must be provided in a manner that helps each young adult rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety.

Some of the interventions we utilize for trauma treatment include:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy

Trauma – Residential

We recommend a residential treatment for trauma care in such instances as:
  • Transition from a hospitalization
  • When outpatient treatment is not enough
  • Families in crisis
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Suicidal thinking
  • Teens transitioning from detention
  • Symptoms of PTSD interfering with daily life

Without proper treatment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder trauma can have a significantly detrimental impact on a young person’s life, and can lead to additional problems and negative outcomes. Untreated trauma can make it virtually impossible for a young person to maintain the focus and motivation that are essential to continued academic progress and can prompt behaviors that can lead to his or her removal from school. The withdrawal and isolation that often result from PTSD can deprive a young person of social and emotional support at a time when he or she is most vulnerable. The psychological suffering of PTSD often prompts young people to turn to alcohol or other drugs as a means of self-medicating or simply numbing themselves. This combination of academic failure, social isolation, personal despair, and substance abuse can lead an adolescent into a devastating spiral of pain and hopelessness.
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 Trauma Treatment Programs
Trauma – Outpatient

Our trauma outpatient programs provide support and structure for addressing issues surrounding trauma. 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, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Our Outpatient Trauma Treatment Programs

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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