It all begins with a phone call. Each family’s situation is unique, and we will work together to determine if it is time to pursue an out-of-home intervention.
The relationship between the family and the consultant is very important. Parents and the consultant will form a team, working closely to find the best treatment fit for the adolescent/young adult. A strong family-consultant relationship is one of honesty, mutual respect and trust. We will advocate for and support each family every step of the way. We ease the inevitable bumps that occur as our clients embark upon the journey of making long term change. We have been privileged to accompany many families on this journey, many times over the past fifteen years. In addition to working closely with parents, we enlist the adolescent/young adult as a primary resource when we feel that they are in a position to be a healthy part of the team.
The placement needs of our clients are varied. It is important to us to understand and respect the unique circumstances of each family with whom we work. There is no “recipe” for success. Each client brings their own set of strengths and struggles to the table. With appreciation and respect for the individual, we guide the family to the right choice for treatment. There are a multitude of factors we consider when making a placement, based on the issues at hand. The placement options we recommend can include:
In order to guide a family to the best possible placement, we use the following process: