Consultation and Assessment
Starting with an in-person or telephone interview with the parent(s), as well as the young adult, we will begin the process of constructing a comprehensive understanding of the family’s situation. We will review all pertinent materials including previous school reports, IEP/504 plans, medical and treatment records, and previous educational or psychological testing. We will also speak with other involved professionals as appropriate to gain an in-depth understanding of the young adult’s needs.
Recommendations and Planning
Once we have an understanding of your family’s unique circumstances and story, we are ready to provide a set of treatment recommendations that may consist of a single placement or a series of placements that will meet the young adult’s needs. We recognize that this is going to be a collaborative decision for your family and we make every effort to include parents as well as the young adult in the decision making process. Our experience has shown us that young adults are more invested and feel more empowered in their treatment if they have a voice in the process of determining the best fit for their needs.
Once your young adult is placed in a program, we stay involved as part of your treatment team to guide your family through the treatment process. We will be in regular communication with the clinical team and with you, at times we may visit the young adult in treatment, and will continually assess therapeutic and if applicable, academic progress. As you encounter questions or concerns, we will be there to help you navigate those, ensuring that you get the best treatment and service possible.
Even after a successful treatment experience, the work is not done. As your young adult is transitioning into adulthood and independence, we can help you to determine the best next steps. By starting these conversations during treatment we’ll be better prepared for a smooth, successful transition once that time comes. We’ll help you plan and execute the best transition plan possible so that changes made in treatment are sustainable and transferrable.