Family Life Center

Executive Contact: Susan Lemieux, MA, CEO

Admissions Contact: Jon Foye

Phone: (707) 795-6954

Fax: (707) 769-8469


Address 1: 365 Kuck Lane

City: Petaluma

State: CA

Zip: 94952

Specific Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Specific Age Range: 13-18

Specific Gender Type: Coeducational/Single Gender Programs

Description: Family Life Center's Mission Statement is: "To Awaken and Inspire the Wonder and Joy of Learning Inherent In All."

Family Life Center's Mission Statement is: "To Awaken and Inspire the Wonder and Joy of Learning
Inherent In All."
Located in Sonoma County, one hour north of San Francisco, Family Life Center (FLC)
is a truly exceptional residential treatment program and private school. Integrating state-of-the-art
treatment and educational programs in a nurturing family environment, FLC has achieved a distinctive
"learning community". Services are provided for students ages 13-18 in two separate programs, the
Bodega Program for girls, and the Kiva Program for boys. Most of our children have histories of failed
interventions. FLC offers an opportunity to transform dysfunctional and destructive patterns into positive,
self-sustaining values that encourage a healthy, balanced way of life. Educational programs, vocational
training, art therapy, speech and language therapy, a wilderness program, healthy living program, individual, group, and family counseling, and psychiatric and psychological evaluations and treatment services are among the comprehensive array of services offered to help students overcome behavioral, emotional and learning obstacles. All of our programs are designed to teach students to integrate and ground important life decisions in core values such as love, joy, compassion, and equanimity. FLC accepts students with a wide variety of emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties which include: mood disorders and phobias; impulsivity and social adjustment issues; high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders; family issues including blended family, neglect, abuse, and adoption related dynamics; learning disabilities and related school issues; serious destructive behaviors; suicidal ideation and victimization issues; drug and alcohol related issues; and oppositional and aggressive behavior. FLC students are proactive participants in their own education and treatment. This requires effort, discipline and honesty. A five-phase program of development reflects each student's progress toward program graduation. In each phase, students focus on the achievement of clear therapeutic, educational, and vocational objectives; respond to new challenges; assume new responsibilities; and gain greater autonomy.

Individual Psychotherapy Available: Yes

Accreditation Licensure Approval: State of California Department of Social Services, California Department of Education; Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Program Type: Residential Treatment Center

Age Range: Young People 12 to 18

Gender Type: Coeducational