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TITLE:  Teens in Crisis – Evaluating Programs and All the Steps In Between

Special Guest:  Douglas Bodin and Kevin Kindlin of Bodin Group

Teens in crisis all face very different situations, each case takes special care to decide the next step of action. Guests: Douglas Bodin and Kevin Kindlin of Bodin Group, a collection of compassionate and professional  educational consultants, discuss with Allen the choices available for parents and teens, and all the steps in between.

Our Vision

The Bodin Group believes that the choices you make regarding your children’s education are among the most important decisions a family makes. The choices facing you can be as daunting as they are vital. Deciding on a school placement, a college or a special needs program for a child at risk can involve almost overwhelming complexities. The large number of schools, programs, requirements and opportunities is staggering. Knowing where to turn and what to do in a crisis can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure for a young person, and even for the entire family.

Programs for Students in Crisis

Is Your family in Crisis?

• Substance (Drug or alcohol) abuse   • Depression or anxiety   • Failing grades   • Gang involvement   • Detention in Juvenile Hall   • Anger or aggression   • Lack of motivation, refusal to attend school   • Oppositional and Defiant at home and / or school   • Eating disorders   • ADD and ADHD   • Sexual identity and promiscuity issues   • Poor choice of friends   • Suspension or expulsion from school   • Learning disabilities/differences   • Underachieving students   • Gifted students requiring special needs   • Runaways

Bodin Transitional Services

Aftercare services are designed to assist students and families in making smooth and successful transitions from residential treatment to the home environment.

We know the difficult road traveled and the investment made by parents to help protect and reclaim their child. We also recognize that the transition home is a crucial step in a family’s journey. Our mission is to support this transition and to help the teen sustain the changes they have worked so hard to make.

Our specialists work collaboratively with professionals and treatment programs to help create sustainable change. We are experts in helping teens transfer their newly learned skills to the real world, while helping the entire family make adjustments that are vital to long lasting change. Parents are naturally the most powerful agents of change and with the right knowledge, skills, and support, they can strengthen and maintain their families.

We help develop a support system who can help mentor the teen and support the family in creating lasting changes. We facilitate a coming together of the natural support system by bringing together extended family, neighbors, clergy, coaches, positive peers, and friends to provide support to the family as they transition their teen home. We call this group the “Home Team” because it’s a team of people who are invested and will be there to lend a hand for years to come.

In the end, our mission is simply this: to empower parents and help their teens to succeed in the journey of moving from adolescence to adulthood, creating life long connections to each other and to their support systems so that together they can manage the transitions inherent in family life.

Aftercare features the Family Bridge, Panoramic Assessment, In-Home Workshops and Family Coaching and Mentoring.

The Family Bridge includes access to the Parent Education Library as well as tools for communication and goal setting.
The Panoramic Assessment allows the Family Specialist to gather information from the family and community professionals.
The In-Home Workshops consists coaching with parents and other family members.
Scheduled Coaching provides the family continued education and support in implementing ideas and principles.
Direct Access allows families to receive in-the-moment support from their Family Specialist between coaching sessions.
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