Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A New Chapter: Helping a RAD child recover.

Makala started Day Treatment last week and we are completely thrilled with EVERYTHING! Our first day was a simply two hour meeting with the staff so she could meet the teachers she will have for the next 18-24 months. Right off the bat our beautiful little girl displayed herself and some of our deepest concerns with sexualized behaviors. The treatment center knew these were the most serious concerns we have so her TEAM consists of four men and one woman.

Every week one or both parents are asked to 'put in' two hours. One hour with the Case Manager and another hour in a therapy session with Makala. (GREAT )

EVERY DAY a written note is sent home with any issues the staff has seen and we are to write the events of the evening this way we can all get on the same page and be consistent in our expectations and consequences.

The first note home said--M is not having a honeymoon! And in one day they picked up on the EXACT issues we have the most trouble with...PUSHING any and all boundaries....

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