Treatment as a Rite of Passage
Treatment needs to be a place of healing and not a place of shame. Too often, young men that have been a part of treatment have been stigmatized. Monuments believes that these young men and their families should be elevated in their treatment experience and not stigmatized.
If treatment is seen as a rite of passage, elevation occurs. Rites of passage provide a process for these young men to become relevant to themselves, their family and their community. Throughout the program they will learn to understand themselves through the therapeutic process, gain confidence while engaging in traditional and progressive education, and strengthen relationships through horsemanship principles. Monuments provides a place for them to separate from their “old self”, transition from the “old” to “new” and reintegrate with their community as relevant young men.