Trauma Recovery, Addiction & Eating Disorder Treatment for Young Adults
Yellowbrick is a private, physician-owned and-operated psychiatric healthcare organization whose mission is to provide a full-spectrum, specialized approach to the emotional, psychological and developmental challenges of emerging young adults.
Across a spectrum of diagnosis and syndrome patterns of dysfunction, all of the young adults coming to Yellowbrick from across the United States share the common difficulties in negotiating the universal challenges of transition to adulthood. Common diagnosis include mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, trauma related and & dissociative disorders, co-occurring psychotic disorders, addiction & substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline and avoidant personality disorders; “failure to launch”.
Yellowbrick operates from a research-based care model that combines the most current contributions of neuroscience, innovative psychotherapies, strength-based rehabilitation strategies and wellness medicine. Guided by skilled, experienced and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to accountability and outcome, Yellowbrick offers emerging young adults a sober peer community, skilled supported residences, in-depth treatment and assistance for re-entry into school or work.
There are many available approaches to the treatment of complex, treatment-resistant and, often, life-threatening problems in emerging adulthood. It can be challenging and expensive to measure real improvement in such complex situations. Yet, without assessing treatment outcomes using established methods, one cannot determine the benefits of different interventions, beyond one person’s subjective opinion. This is why Yellowbrick allocates time and resources to assess the objective value of our treatment interventions. As you will see in this report, outcome assessment and research is based on the same dimensions of “real-time, real-life” change that is central to the Yellowbrick model. In addition to established outcome methods, we are also developing new methods to measure changes in the brain that are believed to accompany therapeutic and life changes.
The Emerging Adult Art Show is one of the many Yellowbrick activities that combine treatment with community participation. Self-expression through involvement in the creative process, self-observation facilitated through the writing of an artist statement, and self-fulfillment experienced through the presentation of artistic creations combine with collaborative participation in a community of emerging adults, family members, treatment professionals, and for this activity, a local art gallery. The words and images on the pages of this publication are testament to the power of providing emerging adults an opportunity to access their strengths, develop competence and actualize goals.
Yellowbrick Foundation is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support research, training, community education regarding the emotional, psychological, and developmental challenge of emerging adults,
ages 18 to 29. Visit the Yellowbrick Foundation website.