Adult Family Welcome & Orientation

Programs for Families of Adult Clients Admitting to Residential or Day Treatment

Families and primary supporters are essential for a client’s recovery from mental illness. Skyland Trail is a leader in helping families play a positive role, and also in providing support as they cope with a loved one’s illness.

Skyland Trail offers two programs for new families: weekly family welcome sessions and family orientation.

Weekly Family Welcome Sessions

Families are invited to attend this virtual welcome session the Monday after your loved one admits. Join us on zoom for a brief overview of what to expect during the client's first two weeks of treatment.

Mondays, 12:00-1:30 PM (except holidays)

Contact: Molly Mercer-Deadman, M.Ed.,

Monthly Family Orientation

Family Orientation is a one-day online seminar designed to provide families of new clients practical information about the process and experience of recovery. Our goal is to welcome you to Skyland Trail and to help you feel more prepared for the challenges and improvements ahead.

Topics include:

  • Our continuum of care and how your loved one may move through it
  • Tips on how families can help a loved one recover
  • How we communicate with families
  • Programs and resources available to families

You will also have an opportunity to hear from our staff and ask your questions.

Adult Programs Family Orientation Schedule

Family Orientation for our adult treatment programs is held each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. eastern. Family Orientation takes place virtually through Zoom online meetings.

Friday, January 26, 2024
Friday, February 23, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
Friday, April 26, 2024
Friday, May 17, 2024
Friday, June 28, 2024
Friday, July 26, 2024
Friday, August 23, 2024
Friday, September 27, 2024
Friday, October 25, 2024
Friday, November 22, 2024
Friday, December 20, 2024

Who should attend Family Orientation?

The session is appropriate for parents, spouses, partners, caregivers and siblings ages 15 and older. Clients must sign a release of information for families to participate.

Register for Family Orientation

Contact Pamela Campbell, Marketing Assistant, at or 678-686-5973 to register for Family Orientation.