Peer Support Group for Clients
Many clients are involved in peer groups that meet to build friendships, give and receive support, and work on skills to cope with life changes brought about by their injuries. Recreational Therapists facilitate the groups which include subacute, residential, and outpatient clients. The groups come together for social outings throughout the year. Group members plan and organize the activities which include trips to restaurants, shows, Tiger’s games, and more.
Family Education and Support
Family participation plays a powerful role in a client’s recovery. That’s why Special Tree therapists may encourage you to participate in family education activities and support services to help you better understand your loved one’s needs. This may joining a community support group, attending educational classes, or seeking counseling. Family members are welcome to take classes through Learning Systems, Special Tree’s comprehensive training program for staff that offers many skill-based and personal growth and development classes.
Connecting with Other Families
At Special Tree, we strive to provide families with information and support to help them cope with the challenges of their loved one’s recovery. Some Special Tree families find that the best support comes from people who have shared a similar experience. If you would like to talk to someone in this capacity, we can help you connect with another Special Tree family. We also encourage you to attend our ongoing Family & Friends Council group meetings. Participating in facility events and activities is another great way for you to share your experiences with others