Treatment & Support

Please visit our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Linked in for more information about support and help for Great Mills High School students, parents and staff!  

 

Please visit our social media sites for more information, remember here at Walden we are here to help. We also want to remind everyone that we do have a 24 hour crisis hotline for anyone who wants to talk! (301-863-6661)

Family Services

Family Intervention Walden offers assistance to family members of substance abusers with the intervention process. Walden has therapists trained in the CRAFT intervention model which is considered a best practice intervention method.

Family Counseling is offered for a wide variety of behavior issues ranging from substance abuse to help with the effects of divorce on children.

Family Recovery Support - Both our adult recovery community center (Beacon) and our youth clubhouse (The Cove) host a weekly Family & Friends meeting. SMART Recovery is considered a best practice model for supporting family members whose loved one may or may not be in recovery.

Appointments

To schedule an appointment please call 301-997-1300.

Assessments are the first step in making a recommendation to individuals and families personalized to fit each client’s individual need. Assessments can be made during our walk-in hours.

Substance Abuse walk-in hours are:

Monday through Friday 11am - 2pm at Charlotte Hall
Monday through Friday 11am - 2pm at Lexington Park
Monday through Friday 1pm - 3pm at Waldorf

Walden accepts insurance from most major insurance providers. A co-pay may apply. Walden accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash.

How to help your child after a tragedy has occurred

 

  • Listen to your child's concerns, if any, and reassure them of their safety.
  • Keep an eye on your child's emotional and physical state.
  • Make time to talk about the tragedy that has occurred. 
  • Limit the amount of media being viewed and used by yourself, and child.
  • Try your best to maintain an everyday routine.
  • Seek any outside help to make sure your child is expressing their feelings.
  • Make sure to answer any questions your child may have about the tragedy. 
  • Focus on positive things rather than the negative.
  • Discuss with your child how they can take positive action in an event of a tragedy, and discuss ways they can give back in return. 

 

Should you like to read more expert opinions on how to talk to your kids, please follow these links; 

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/10-tips-talking-students-about-tragedy/