An Adolescent Transport Should Better Prepare the Adolescent/Teen for Treatment

If an Adolescent is transported into a treatment settings, such as a wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or residential treatment center, he/she should arrive better prepared than when the transport first commenced.  In essence, even if an adolescent and his/her parents are in conflict regarding treatment, by the time the adolescent arrives at the treatment program–e.g., wilderness therapy, residential, or therapeutic boarding school or program–they should be better prepared and hopefully more open to the treatment process.   Most importantly, the adolescent/teen should feel that they were treated with respect during the entire transport process!  How the adolescent perceives they were treated during the admission process, which includes the transport, is essential to their subjective experience of the admission/transport process and likely their cooperativeness and openness to the treatment program…

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