All Kinds of News for August 08, 2018
As the summer winds down and kids start discharging from wilderness programs or other summer programs and begin to head home, Vive Family Support Program is here amping up to support those families as their young person transitions back to their communities. For those clients that do not need a residential next step after a wilderness or other short term intervention, Vive can be the scaffolding to bridge the gap and provide support and expertise to help the family move forward in a way that honors all the hard work they have done while their child was in treatment.
Before the clients transition home, the Vive Mentors can start working with the wilderness therapists weeks before the program ends to start outlining how the transition can best serve the client and their family. The Parent Coach can also start working with the parents at this time to help give them support in preparing for their childs return to the home environment. If there is a home contract or family agreement, the Mentor and Parent Coach will work closely with the program to develop an agreement that is logical, reasonable and enforceable. Awareness of what hurdles and victories the family may experience during this transition is half the battle. Vive works closely with them as they work through those by being the guard rails on the road to success for the family.
By partnering with home therapists, the wilderness program team, family members, schools and other community supports, Vive is able to collaborate with other professionals to help the family meet their goals. Vive Mentors then take the clients out into their community and help them to start making healthy choices in social settings, work settings, school, etc. We choose experiental activities that support this process and allow the clients to use the tool box they have worked so hard to fill.
Having a strong aftercare plan is a continued investment in the client and family's well being. Vive's experienced clinicians are the experts in this process that can help ensure lasting positive change.
Vive Family Support Program is a relational and experiential therapeutic support service for pre-teens, adolescents, young adults and their families. With our unique approach and roots in the community, Vive works closely with families, to offer insight, implement coping skills and rebuild trust within the family system. Our goal is to ensure lasting positive change.