Who Should Not Use Our Services

This page is in early stages of development.  What appears here is accurate as of now but not all points of concern have been entered.

We attempt to be as broad in our outreach as we can.  However certain situations do not usually work out well for us and our clients. We want to be as transparent as possible with families considering our services.  If a client has a bad case of buyer's remorse, things do not tend to work out well.  Please look carefully and see if any of the following applies to you:

  • Situations that simply will not work for us. 
    • Families that want to consider referrals only to facilities that will be experienced as a punishment by the person who will be attending.  We do not necessarily have a problem with offering two choices as part of an Intervention process, where we expect one alternative will not be well received and the other is more properly therapeutic. The simple fact is that therapeutic settings and punitive settings are generally mutually exclusive.  This does not mean that the people referred for care will in all cases be overjoyed by the selection(s) recommended. but the purpose is always Therapeutic Intervention rather than punishment.
    • Families that are unwilling to allow any consideration of the need to change some approaches to parenting.  We are not saying that parents are to be "blamed" for the situation we are asked to address. But think of the following situation as an analogy.  Your child is born totally deaf.  However at age 14, science discovers a way to reverse that deafness through some type of surgery. This family will have a significant adjustment to make that does not in any way imply that that anyone was responsible for the initial deafness. Not only will they need to lessen if not entirely stop the things that they had been doing to accommodate this handicap, but also must be prepared to help this teenager with his or her own adjustment to being able to hear.  Similarly, when people change due to the successful efforts of a therapeutic resource, this will lead to a need to change for those surrounding them.
  • Situations that might work out but should be openly discussed with us before committing:  
    • A person in the family has a history of being sexually abused or has claimed to have been abused even if the facts are indeterminant.  To be more specific, this applies to anyone who has been or is claiming to have been the victim of a sexual assault regardless of age and any person who is or has claimed to be a victim of child abuse of any kind.
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Last Update May 14, 2016

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