Aftercare is essential for every family that participates in a Stable Paths Family Intensive Reunification Workshop. Families who participate in our Family Workshops work closely with the clinical team to create an individualized Aftercare plan. For optimal success after departure from our Workshops, working with aftercare clinicians in a family’s community who have coordinated and communicated with Stable Paths ensures the transition from the Workshop is seamless, cohesive, and consistent for the family enabling all members of the family to build on the skills they’ve learned in our Workshops and continue to connect in positive ways. In some cases, Aftercare may consist of returning to a Stable Paths weekend Workshop after a specified time period for a one to two day follow up Workshop. It is Stable Paths Policy that the Aftercare team leader be appointed by the Court or agreed to by the family prior to the commencement of the Workshop. The aftercare team leader is a non-therapeutic role and this professional should be able to make time sharing recommendations or at a minimum, be able to communicate with the Court.
When clinicians are available in your area, we embrace their collaboration and will assist them in the transition from our Workshop to their office. They have the option to be trained in our Aftercare Protocol if they are unfamiliar with the reunification process, post-intensive family Workshop. Some families may not require therapeutic aftercare but may, instead, require problem-solving aftercare with the Stable Paths clinical team through a secure, videoconferencing system. The clinical team will work closely with the family in formulating the aftercare plan that best suits the family’s needs.
Stable Paths requires families participating in a Stable Paths Family Intensive Reunification Workshop to have a court-appointed or agreed upon Aftercare professional who has the ability to make parenting time recommendations and/or communicate with the Court post-workshop during aftercare. Should the aftercare professional’s approach not be compatible with the goals of a particular family’s Workshop, the Stable Paths Clinical Team may recommend an aftercare professional during the course of the Workshop whose clinical approach is consistent with the family’s needs and goals.