Aftercare for Troubled Teens.
Aftercare is simply the follow-up care to treatment programs.
It is the support of both the teen and their parents in creating a plan and the environment to help them hold on to the positive changes and progress made in a wilderness or residential treatment program, or therapeutic boarding school.
We help them transition back to their natural surroundings of school, friends, and family. Think of it as physical therapy after surgery.
There is a lot of work to be done at home to get back to functionality and health. Aftercare makes sure that the changes, structure and education are happening at home in preparation for the reunion and return to regular family life.
It’s also the crucial support for the months following discharge and the “honeymoon phase,” to keep the “testing phase” crises to a minimum and total relapse unlikely.