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There are a number of reasons that a family may choose a transition program after their daughter clinically completes the program at La Europa.  For parents, transition may be a consideration for any of the following reasons:

  • Give parents a realistic sense of how much their daughter has internalized and accomplished.
  • Provide guidance and education regarding the level of support their daughter will need going forward.
  • Help parents practice boundaries and consequences when expected regressions in behavior occur.
  • Assist parents in shifting from parenting a child who is struggling with mental health issues to parenting a child who is struggling with adolescent issues.
  • Offer parents opportunities to practice and integrate Dialectical Behavioral Therapy strategies and skills.
  • Gradually ease the family out of full therapeutic support and into a developmentally appropriate and effective family system.

All the students who are accepted to the Mosaic House program must have some commitment to being in the program and continuing their therapeutic journey.  Here are some reasons a student might benefit from transition:

  • To practice new skills in real-life experiences in order to measure her own progress and success;
  • To solidify her identity as a changed person before returning to the same peer environment where the pressure to revert to old behaviors is strongest.
  • To gradually allow her to experience age-appropriate challenges;
  • To access daily coaching and structure while having more freedom;
  • To strengthen her ability to accept guidance and boundaries from her parents
  • To guide her through expected regressions in behavior
  • To increase internal motivation and commitment to healthy behaviors.