Our therapists use cues of safety, sensory supports, and relationship-based interventions to help children handle big emotions and behaviors. Children who attend our services must be able to follow simple directions (most of the time!), and have basic safety awareness to be in wild nature settings with the therapist but NOT always within arm’s reach.
Our groups take place on acres of natural space with access to rivers, streams, ponds, elevation changes, trees, and natural hazards like thorny plants and potential animals. This is not an ideal environment for children who have significant behaviors or support needs for safety in this setting. If a child has disruptive behaviors that impact the safety of themselves or the therapists in this environment, we will immediately collaborate with the parents to discuss relationship-based strategies to further support safety in the environment. Should it be decided by the therapist and parent that this setting is not a good fit for the child, services will be terminated.