All Kinds of News for June 07, 2017
Who doesn’t love summer vacation? Parents, that’s who. Sure, a week or two of family togetherness at the beach sounds great (doesn’t it?!), but what about all of those other never-ending, unscheduled, unsupervised hours, days and weeks? While some degree of down time and boredom can be a good thing, adolescents and young adults who struggle with mental health, behavioral or substance use issues may experience an increased risk of relapse or regression if a more solid plan is not in place.
PRN for Families’ Home from School program is designed to support families in these circumstances. Some of our Home from School clients are on break from traditional boarding schools or from college, while others may be transitioning out of a more therapeutic setting with several weeks or months ahead of them before they transition back to school in the fall. While spending time with family is important, it can often be challenging as a result of complex family dynamics and chemistry between family members, as well as because of the level of support and structure that is available in the home setting.
In all cases, the family recognizes that they—and their child—need additional support in structuring and managing their time in healthy ways. PRN’s Home from School program is customized to meet the needs of each individual family, and may include an at-home assessment, case management and case consultation services, parent and family coaching, networking and collaboration with community resources, and mentor support. Extended, community-based support is often what can make the difference between a successful summer break or a step backward in treatment progress. We welcome the opportunity to work with programs, consultants and individual families to create a program of support that best meets the needs of an individual client and family.
About PRN for Families and Tracks by PRN
PRN for Families and Tracks by PRN are home and community-based support programs that serve families who have children or young adults who are struggling, or who may be reuniting following an out-of-home placement. Since 2003, PRN for Families has offered intensive at-home intervention, crisis support, transition and reunification services that empower and support families so that they may live together successfully and safely. Tracks by PRN offers concierge-level services for young adults who may require additional support in order to find success in their efforts to live independently.