Keeping Parents Involved in Student Progress through Regular Communication
Keeping family involved throughout a student’s stay at Agapé is important to us. Regular communication takes place between parents and the student, between the student and staff, and between staff and parents. We all work together through phone calls, letters and visits. We send quarterly academic and behavior progress reports, on top of regular communication with parents. Parents are encouraged to call or email staff for updates as often as they wish.
Restoring Proper Family Relationships
We do everything we can to help reestablish the student’s relationship with his family. As boys learn to interact appropriately with their parents, they also work toward mending broken relationships. Family counseling sessions are held over the phone as needed, such as when topics come up in a student’s individual counseling. Parents also conference with the student’s counselor when they come for visits. After the program, Agapé provides six months of follow-up to help with the transition home. We desire to see boys return home willing to honor their parents and live respectfully under their authority.
Visits and Extra Events
Visits take place every four months. The first visit is scheduled by Agapé and is mandatory. Only parents and guardians may come for the first visit. This visit includes a half day of parent workshops, in which we try to teach the proper relationship between the parent and the child. The parents should be good examples, should pray for their children, and should raise them under the guidance of the Bible. Additional, optional events take place on campus throughout the year. We hold a Father/Son golf tournament each spring, a Fourth of July celebration following our annual fundraiser, and on-campus Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.