Bridging the transition through mentoring and parent support.
Each family that participates in 360 Transitions is guided through a structured but personalized process that prepares the whole family for a successful, well supported transition. All program components together create 360 degrees of wrap-around support to ensure a safe and seamless transition. Designed by licensed therapist who have supported countless families through this process, 360 creates a bridge from one environment to the next, coordinating and engaging a local support network so that changes made in treatment are transferable and sustainable. 360’s transition process is designed with an intentional beginning, middle and end to help provide clarity and direction for the family for a true transition experience. As the family nears the end of the initial three-month period, they have the option of customizing and extending the support if needed.
The 360 Transitions program was developed by a licensed therapist with extensive treatment and transition experience. All 360 Mentors have comprehensive field experience working with students and families as prior wilderness instructors. 360 families receive the highest level of treatment available from recognized leaders in the field of adolescent and family treatment.
The 360 Transitions program provides families with a seamless bridge from treatment back home. The 360 team is familiar with a number of treatment modalities and becomes familiar with each individual family’s treatment process, community resources, and support system. This allows them to engage the transition as informed, knowledgeable insiders who are equipped to support lasting change. 360 Parent Coaches and Mentors actively collaborate with the entire team of professionals working with the family. Families can courageously and effectively engage the challenges ahead knowing that a compassionate, understanding team of professionals will be there with them each step of the way.
The 360 Transitions program is designed around the understanding that parents play a key role in the success of their child’s transition from treatment. There is a natural disruption in the whole family system as a child returns; parents, therefore, need as much support and guidance as the child. The 360 program is committed to ongoing parent support and education and offers parents their own resource through the Parent Coach.
Face to face visits with the client are an important component of the 360 Transitions program. In person Mentor visits help establish rapport and build trust, accelerating the transition process. The initial field visit or home visit allows for the co-creation of a realistic transition plan at the peak of a client's experience in treatment. The additional Mentor visits, which takes place in the client’s home community, are designed to help the client build his/her own personal support network. Additionally, this is an opportunity for an in-person assessment of how the client is managing the transition as well as an opportunity to offer support, encouragement and guidance as the client is settling into their new environment. In conjunction with the in-person visits that are valuable for rapport building and course correcting, the daily, remote Mentor support also has a purpose. Striking the right balance of both support and room to struggle allows the opportunity, ultimately, for ownership of choices and long-term sustainability as the 360 team phases out.