August Bridge

by / Thursday, 14 August 2014 / Published in Uncategorized

We are looking forward to the August Bridge! Some of our boys have difficulty maintaining their gains across the three-week summer breaks occurring after the 5 week Summer Session and for this reason LKS offers an extended Bridge program to help students and their families build success between sessions.

Students will accelerate their work on personal competence, communication, collaboration, and social and relationship skills through hands on activities like building a large group wilderness shelter, camping, canoeing, cooking, and cooperative group-problem-solving challenges. Highly engaging experiential activities and therapeutic social interactions are structured daily throughout the program to build and sustain students’ social and emotional competencies.

Direct care staff will support, guide and instruct the Bridge participants using the LKS relationship-based model.   Instruction and direct supervision for students is scheduled at high staff to student ratios. Clinical oversight will be provided throughout the Bridge. Our Child Psychiatrist provides ongoing monitoring, consultation, and medication management for all Bridge participants. The Bridge is ideal for students who need extra time to develop skills and understanding that will help them be a successful part of their family when returning home.