Here is a general outline of what you can expect throughout the placement process.
Meet with and interview family and child
Collect all school and evaluative reports, including
Talk with other professionals about your child
Establish criteria for school placement
Choose a small number of appropriate schools
Teach family how to evaluate schools
Continue as a resource for the family after your child is enrolled and for as long as your child is enrolled in the new school or program
For Teens and Parents in Crisis
Brooke works closely with parents, mental health professionals, counselors and intervention programs to find an immediate and safe solution for teens in crisis. Educating parents on the choices available is a key part of this effort. When working with teens and families in crisis, most of the above steps still apply, though the participation of the teen, while ideal, may not be reasonable to expect.
Because parents do not have the luxury of time to visit crisis programs, Brooke facilities extensive phone contact with admissions and other personnel, as well as contact with parents whose children have successfully completed these programs.
Furthermore, in some cases, it is advisable to engage the services a professional transport service in order to get teens to a program where they can begin to turn their lives around.
*NOTE: In cases of extreme crisis, placement can often be made within 24 to 72 hours.