Does the program consider the strengths of each family and help them discover and build on their strengths and those of their child or young adult?
When a family is faced with a child’s academic, emotional and behavioral challenges, it is often hard for them to recognize their own strengths. High quality outdoor therapeutic and residential programs help families locate and build on these strengths. Other questions to ask:
- How will the program help families identify their strengths?
- How will the program use children’s or young adults strengths to motivate them?
- Does the program have a way to help children and young adults stay involved in or start community activities that allow them to develop hobbies and talents or pursue special interests?