Every journey is unique. One thing that we pride ourselves on at Loeta is that for each journey we build a strong team, and we embrace that every team is different. When looking at a therapeutic placement we make sure that we match the child and family with individual therapists and not necessarily with programs, the same goes for choosing a therapeutic transport, or an interventionist; we know the people and know who works well with whom. When looking at a school placement we want to make sure that we have not only determined what sets them apart from other candidates but also embraced all of our clients positive attributes, and have sought out their best possible environment.
There is no set formula we go by with families; not every child needs wilderness therapy, and a therapeutic boarding school. In our initial meeting with the parents, we do a lot of listening. We want to gather information, assess the level of need, and start to lay out a plan of action to help. We want to talk with everyone; parents, siblings, therapists, Psychiatrists, coaches, teachers, anyone who is going to help us paint a picture of the situation and assist us in setting up a plan.
Once a plan is laid out, it is important for us to guide families through what can be a very overwhelming time. Not only do we make sure that all of their questions are answered, often before they are even asked, and that all the pieces of the puzzle are lined up, but once the child is in the school or program we make sure that we remain part of the team through the whole time; because every journey has a beginning, middle and end.