Safe Habor Adolescent Recovery Progam

An innovative trauma-informed substance abuse treatment program where youth find safe sanctuary to heal and move forward.

Safe Harbor Adolescent Recovery Program

Safe Harbor Adolescent Recovery Program (SHARP), an innovative trauma-informed substance abuse co-ed treatment program for adolescents. This program is a product of a collaborative agreement between the Charlevoix County Probate/Family Court (CCP/FC), Harbor Hall, Inc. and exceptional clinicians with extensive experience in adolescent substance abuse, adolescent mental health, trauma-informed care, and adolescent behavioral medicine.

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A Note From The Director...

Happy New Year! This is the traditional time of the year for setting goals. It is called making a New Year's resolution. When we make resolutions, we promise to do an act of self-improvement for the coming year. A major focus for our students is setting goals for their recovery and their academic success. Each day they are working to improve themselves. We are so fortunate to have comprehensive counselors on hand each day to meet one on one with our students and to work in group therapy to assist them. Through their intense therapy they set individualized standards that will allow them to have success when they exit the program.

In addition, our Odyssey-ware works with our students independently, meeting their academic needs for their current grade level. Miss Samantha Reeves, our classroom teacher, assist them as they pace their way through their classes.Samantha is able to tailor her lessons to meet the student's daily instructional needs while addressing the diverse learning styles of the students. The lessons, assessments, and instructional tools are designed to equip our students with resources for academic success. The lessons incorporate a mix of grade appropriate text, direct instruction videos, learning activities and games to help reinforce their learning needs. Maintaining the student's academics is one of their goals and we are happy to be able to assist them with this journey.

So let's bring on the new year and new resolutions that will assure that our juveniles are successful in their journey through their recovery.

John McLean

Director, Round Lake High School

Coordinator, SHARP

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Future Focus

During Future Focus our students had a lot of fun while they knotted together their "Foundation Bracelets." As they worked we talked about life's 5 second decisions and asked ourselves "Is IT worth it?" We worked together as a team to help each other complete them!
They all did an amazing job.

SHARP offers a multi-model approach to Substance Abuse Treatment that includes:

SHARP offers a multi-modal approach to Substance Abuse Treatment that includes:

Comprehensive Substance Abuse Assessment

Psychological Screening utilizing the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)

Trauma-Informed Screening

Trauma-Informed Substance Abuse Treatment

Interdisciplinary Team approach

Intensive psycho-education for stress reduction developing safe coping strategies when experiencing toxic stress

Medication Management focused on optimizing self-regulation

Family involvement

Additionally, a truly cutting edge, state-of-science program includes:

Seeking Safety for Adolescents (SSA): a unique trauma-informed adolescent substance abuse treatment program developed by Lisa Najavits, PhD. at Boston University School of Medicine. SSA addresses the “great divide” we face in moving from assessment of substance abuse and trauma to actual mitigation of the negative impact on young people’s lives. SSA utilizes both individual and group therapy. SSA is accountability-driven, action-oriented, and detail-focused creating safety while fostering stabilization.


8:00 Students Arrive and Checked In

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Restroom Break

9:00-10:00 Classroom Online Odyssey Work/Future Focus

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Classroom Online Odyssey Work

12:00-12:35 Gym

12:35-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:35 Classroom Online Odyssey work/Elective Programs

2:35-3:00 Gym/transition to therapy

3:00-5:15 Group Therapy

5:15 - check out/busing for home

2015 -16 Round Lake High School Calendar

December 21 - 23 - 1/2 day for students for group therapy

December 28 - 30 - 1/2 day for students for group therapy

Jan 4 - School resumes

Feb 12 No school - Char-Em professional development day

Mar 25 Half day - Good Friday

Mar 31 Half day - Spring break

Apr 01 Spring break Apr 01-11

May 27 No school - Char-Em professional development day

May 30 No school - Memorial Day

Jun 09 Half day for students - Staff work day

Jun 10 Last day of school - Half day for students - Staff work day

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Mental Health First Aid Training

What makes SHARP the best choice for a referral?

SHARP is the first court-administered adolescent substance abuse treatment program in Michigan to offer all phases of treatment: stabilization, assessment, treatment and transition services, as well as, meeting education requirements from one location. For the past 16 years, Charlevoix County Probate & Family Court has successfully provided adolescent substance abuse program services, and based on that experience results reveal that many teenagers abusing substances are also struggling with unresolved traumatic stress and emotional issues, which frequently and directly contributes to their substance abuse. Therefore, this newly enhanced program will address the deficit in traditional substance abuse programs that leave unresolved emotional, mental and traumatic stress issues unaddressed.

How to make a referral to SHARP:

Charlevoix County Probate/Family Court will coordinate all referrals and placements into our program. If you would like to make a referral please contact John McLean, Program Director of Safe Harbor Adolescent Recovery Program/Director of Round Lake High School.