Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus.
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center to keep our patients/clients/guests, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Sexual Assault and the Power of Speaking the Truth

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It seems as if every day another sexual abuse story explodes in the media. Although politics and entertainment often figure prominently in the headlines, as recently as this past week another scandal came to light directly linked to the US Olympics. Evidently, young female gymnasts were routinely experiencing sexual assault from the team doctor.

The #metoo campaign grew out of sheer outrage to revelations like this one. Thousands of women have shared their stories of sexual trauma and abuse typically suffered throughout their professional careers and/or lives.

At Timberline Knolls, we primarily treat women and girls with eating, substance and mood disorders, but the vast majority have experienced trauma, often sexual. In other words, if we asked for a show of hands as to how many of our residents would say “MeToo,” it would take quite a while to count them all. Restricting food, drinking to excess, experiencing crippling anxiety or depression are often adjuncts to these devastating emotions as is a high level of secrecy. Keeping secrets only makes everything worse.

In a recent article in the New York Times, swimmer Diana Nyad told of the sexual molestation she repeatedly endured from her high school coach. She did not fully disclose the details until the age of 21 when she finally “found her voice.” For Nyad, making the horror “speakable” proved as liberating and helpful as the abuse proved painful and humiliating.

We hope that the #metoo movement is only the beginning of women finding their voices on a massive scale. Silence eats away at a woman’s soul, daily reinforcing her misplaced guilt and shame. Speaking the truth breaks the bondage of these emotional chains and is the first step toward wholeness and recovery.