Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement

When an adolescent is struggling, the entire family is impacted. Parents and families need the tools and skills to support the work their child is doing at Logos, or they could easily undo the progress. Logos believes that parental involvement is critical to each child’s success and that helping to make the family stronger and united is key to students achieving their full academic and emotional potential. Therefore, we engage parents on a weekly basis with group therapy meetings where parents can learn the same skills their child is developing and to find support from other parents “walking the same walk.” Parents have weekly contact with their child’s therapist and have individual contact with teachers as needed. Logos encourages parental involvement in several different ways. It is essential that parents utilize the support and communication tools offered by Logos for the child and family to get the most out of their time at Logos. Logos provides therapy and academics to struggling teens.  Some of the challenges we help with are Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Chemical Dependency, Depression, Eating Disorder, learning challenges, low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, poor motivation, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, relationship challenges, and school refusal.

Parent Support Groups

Parents are invited to attend a weekly parent support group. Parent groups are psycho-educational and therapeutic. Parents utilize this time to find commonality with each other and learn new skills.

Parent Objectives:

• Find comfort that they are not alone in their struggles.

• Learn skills to establish a common therapeutic language between Logos program and home.

• Meet Logos therapists to further their connection with the program.

Parent Communication

Logos therapists contact parents weekly. The purpose of this communication is to discuss the student’s progress, challenges, and strategies to achieve goals. Parents are encouraged to contact the therapist whenever questions or concerns arise. Communication methods include meetings, phone calls, emails, and text messages. The goal is for parents and therapists to collaborate to maintain common goals.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences occur three times a year. Parents and teachers collaborate to make sure student’s are achieving their academic goals. Teachers contact parents if the student is falling behind in class to help create continuity between school and home. Administrative staff also communicates with parents for IEPs, behavior intervention meetings, transitional services, and to discuss specific concerns. Logos holds several parent events during the school year. One is an open forum for parents to communicate directly with the Head of School. The forum is an opportunity for the Head of School to discuss the climate of Logos, the strengths and challenges and any upcoming plans for the new year. Parents are also invited to family night. This event is a fun and exciting way for students to show their families around the school. The goal of family night is for Logos staff and families to unite without the external stress of everyday life. Objectives: • Ongoing collaboration with therapists, teachers, and administration. • Flexible methods to communicate; including after-school communication.