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Young Adult Assessment

Young Adult Assessment

Young Adult Assessment

Getting to know you, getting to know your family, and digging into what you’re going through are the purposes of our clinical assessment. The goal is simply to understand your unique situation and determine what type of treatment you need before you begin your treatment process. You’ll leave the assessment with a clear path forward and with all of your questions about Sandstone Care answered.

What our Young Adult Assessment Looks Like

Meet with the family (15 to 30 minutes)

The first thing we’ll do is meet with you and your family together. We want to have a comprehensive understanding of your situation, so we’ll ask each family member to share their perspective. We will ask open-ended questions to learn as much as we can about what’s going on. This portion of the assessment typically takes about 15 to 30 minutes, but we’ll allow for as much time as you and your family needs.

Meet one-on-one with the young adult (60 to 90 minutes)

Once we’ve heard from each family member, we will ask them to step out of the room while we meet one on one with you, the young adult. This meeting typically takes about an hour.

During the meeting, we’ll try to learn as much as we can about what the individual is going through. To do this, we’ll dig into their psychiatric, social, academic, vocational, family life, and substance abuse history. Some questions we may ask include:

  • How’s your job going?
  • What’s your social life like?
  • What’s your relationship like with your family?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • What are some of your short and long term goals?
  • Why do you use this substance?
  • Do you ever feel lonely?

Once we’ve learned as much as we can, we’ll invite the family back into the room to go over some potential next steps. We will also answer any questions you or your family might have about Sandstone Care.  

Talk about next steps (15 to 30 minutes)

Once we have the family back in the room, we’ll talk about what we’ve found during the assessment process.

If we feel that the young adult and their family would be a good fit for our program, we’ll discuss which of our programs would work best for them. Our programs vary from day treatment, which is 25 to 30 hours per week, to outpatient care, which is only a few hours of counseling per week. We’ll also answer any questions you might have about the programs.

If we don’t find that a program at Sandstone Care is a good next step for you, we’ll work with you to find a different option that better suites your specific needs. We have a lot of connections in the industry and will be able to place you in a program that will work for your situation.

You Matter Because You Exist

People tend to believe, “I am not enough” or try to deal with things by themselves. Millions of young adults struggle with mental health and substance abuse every day. We’re here to help.

Common Questions About the Assessment

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