Rimrock Trails receives $ 1,200 community grant from Republic Services for Theraplay training


PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) – Rimrock Trails Treatment Services said Wednesday it was honored to receive a $ 1,200 grant from Republic Services’ community grants program. The funding supports the Rimrock Trails Child and Family Program and will help with Theraplay training for its clinicians.

“We so appreciate the grant funds provided by our friends at Republic Services. Over eighty percent of the children and families we serve are classified as low income with little or no insurance benefits covering the full cost of treatment. As such, we rely on the support of the community to help with the cost of important trainings such as Theraplay and EMDR. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of amazing organizations like Republic Services! – Michelle Duff, Community Relations Manager, Rimrock Trails Treatment Services

Developed over 50 years ago and practiced worldwide, Theraplay was developed for professionals working to support healthy child / caregiver attachment. It has long been believed that the strong attachment between the child and the important adults in his or her life is the basis of good lifelong mental health as well as the pillar of resilience in the face of adversity. Modern research in the brain and the field of neuroscience has shown that attachment is how children come to understand, trust, and thrive in their world. Theraplay uses the guidance of a practitioner to create playful and caring child-adult interactions that foster joyful shared experiences. The practice has evidence-based status and is accepted by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.

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About Rimrock Trail Treatment Services – www.rimrocktrails.org

Rimrock Trails’ mission is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based treatment services to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by mental health and addiction issues. We create a foundation for healing, strengthen family bonds and offer hope for a better future.

For nearly three decades, the administration, board of directors and team of healthcare professionals at Rimrock Trails have been dedicated to helping create lasting change in the lives of individuals and families struggling with mental health and addiction in central Oregon. Rimrock Trails is a 501c3 nonprofit, established in 1990 and has helped over 14,000 individuals and families in central Oregon and beyond.


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