For many adolescents, the end of their time in Direction's Intensive Outpatient Program both a source of pride but also of anxiety (sometimes for their families, too!). Transitioning from the structure and support of the IOPexperience to their normal lives can be quite a challenge. To help ensure a successful transition, DBHA offers Aftercare Groups.
These Aftercare Groups take place between 4 and 5 PM, as an integrated part of our Intensive Outpatient Program. In other words, Aftercare clients are incorporated directly into IOP Groups. We believe this integrated design will provide maximal clinical benefit by allowing kids completing the IOP to continue to participate in the Direction experience. The only differences are that Aftercare clients will participate for a single hour, and medication management needs to be provided by outside providers.
Aftercare Groups are available Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 5 PM, and are covered by major insurances. They operate with a fluid, open membership, allowing clients to choose their level of participation from week to week. If your child would like to attend, please call our front desk in advance (preferably in the morning) to reserve your seat. We hope to hear from you soon.