Therapeutic and diverse experiences for troubled children and teens help address the emotional, mental and physical well-being of our residential clients. Wellness activities help create a sense of wholeness for youth who have missed out on many "normal" childhood activites.
As one of Wedgwood's five Transforming Services, Wellness Services are funded 100% by donor support, and are critical to the overall healing process.
Many of residential youth arrive at Wedgwood malnourished and underdeveloped because of the trauma they have endured in their young lives. They struggle with poor self concepts, lack of confidence and a fear of trying new things. Activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, sports, and fitness programs are all designed to develop a healthy, productive lifestyle and to increase key skills such as:
- Using leisure and play time in a healthy manner
- Solving problems effectively
- Communicating appropriately
- Developing positive relationships
- Taking responsibility for actions
- Incorporating fitness and nutrition into daily life
On-Campus Wellness Center Sets a New Standard
Wedgwood's 3,000 square foot Wellness Center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight resistance equipment with 20 training stations and a circuit training system. Young people work out in groups with close staff supervision. The on-campus Wellness Center makes Wedgwood the national leader for wellness services for children in residential treatment.