The final phase of the behavior change process is the home transition. While technically not a phase that happens at camp, preparing for a successful transition back home is what we focus on while at camp, so it’s absolutely part of the clinical progression process.
We prepare for a successful transition back home in several ways. First of all, we prepare a daily routine with a set schedule for screen time activities that will enable the camper to achieve their long-term goals like graduating high school and college and pursuing a successful career.
We also role-play problem situations the camper encounters at home so that the skills they learn at camp are easily transferable back home. In this way, reactions to problem areas and common disagreements are pre-planned. A camper has not only pre-selected their response to a stressful situation while at camp, but they’ve also gone as far as to act it out with the staff.
Family Workshops also help parents support their children in their successful transition back home. We provide parents with the information and support they need along with a behavioral contract. In this way families can agree on time limits and days for screen time activity, and parents will have a useful tool for enforcing consequences.
Aftercare is also available for families that need this service. During aftercare, your child can check in with Summerland staff that knows your child well and ensure the behavioral changes are being kept up with at home.