Based in mesa, Arizona, the Anasazi foundation is a non profitable, nationally recognized health and behavior improving institute for nurturing and teaching people how to deal with, during crisis. The programs include a 42 days’ workshop, spending time in the wilderness for both adolescents and young adults. They also have educational forums, community awareness programs and parenting workshops for all the interested people. The main aim of this foundation is the harmony of the parents and children and also to live in harmony with the nature. It is a state licensed program for those having mood problems, behavioral disorders, attachment problems and adjustment issues. Treatment involves those affected by depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schools failure, oppositional behavior, self harming, relational problems, eating disorders, poor social skills, lack of motivation, suicidal tendencies, entitlement and other issues including self image and self concept issues and no identity issues. All parents and children who are willing some part of their life with this foundation will considerably feel the change they have been looking for their life.
Parents can participate by attending the orientation and admission program, attend the workshops and also keep a close contact with the team via phone and join their child for the last three nights before the hike ends.
Anasazi also encourages the spiritual treatment as they consider this aspect also very important for one’s life. The choice is left completely to the client and the team never focuses or forces on any one particular religion or belief.
This foundation provides a great change in the heart which can be seen in the mood and behavior of the persons. Treatment is provided at the individual level; and seen as a lasting change. The staff has members who are well qualified in the child and adult psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work and services and nursing and experiential education. Outpatient, after care and alumni services are also provided by this foundation. Only less number of client are dealt at a time to provide the maximum interaction. And even the client and team ratio is kept 3:1. It is a fully authorized and licensed program and also helps family in need who cannot bear the minimal expenses and fees.
People who have attended this workshop have felt that it’s a magical program which helps families come together, and hearts are turned towards the home. This has helped people become a good individual, person and also improved their relationship with their families, spouses and children.