Brookhaven Retreat Conducts Comprehensive Policy and Procedure Review

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Brookhaven Retreat, a unique residential treatment facility exclusively for women with mental health and/or substance abuse issues, thoroughly assessed its clinical policies and procedures to ensure client safety, independence and growth.

On February 20, staff members from Brookhaven Retreat joined consultants Scott Migdole from Yale University, Dr. Jennifer Payne from Johns Hopkins and its founder Jacqueline Dawes for a day focused on policy development and review.

Staff members from all Brookhaven Retreat departments attended the Clinical Policy Review Retreat at Blackberry Farm. Throughout the day, Brookhaven Retreat staff had the opportunity to discuss current policies while considering them in the context of safety, independence and personal growth.

The daylong retreat allowed for rich discussion and an enormously productive day while also highlighting the unique nature of Brookhaven Retreat and its exclusive focus on women and their recovery. Staff members had the opportunity to discuss current policies and procedures and weigh in on their evolution. Such thorough overview of policy ensures that Brookhaven Retreat delivers the very best in care and safety to its clients.

The evolutionary process of policy making is part of what defines Brookhaven Retreat as a place of excellence. The meeting solidified Brookhaven Retreat’s unique place in offering help and recovery to women for years to come.

About Brookhaven Retreat
Brookhaven Retreat is a women's treatment center nestled on a naturally beautiful 48-acre site secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It has helped hundreds of women across the United States overcome depression, trauma, anxiety, substance use and a range of other behavioral health challenges. Brookhaven’s Founder, Jacqueline Dawes, has predicated its gender-specific treatment on “healing emotional breakage” for women. In this way, she has established a sanctuary and a place where women can feel safe, secure and cared for by a staff of highly trained professionals.

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