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We are in the process of moving this area of the website to the New Format.  That task is partially complete. Please see also the New Format page where we are placing updated text on this topic. Information on the new Format page that differs from what appears here must be treated as the accurate version.  However some important information appears only here. 

Comprehensive Package

FamilyLight has traditionally offered a comprehensive package of services for a one time fee.  Most of what is on this page is about that comprehensive package of services.    We are also experimenting with offering some of our services "a la carte" for families that want a "do-it-yourself" approach to working through their challenges, but need small amounts of help from us.  For information on those more limited service, click on this sentence.   For a detailed account of  our comprehensive package skip to below the box.

Quick approach to understanding our comprehensive package:  We are attempting to provide as much information as possible for those who want to browse casually or research thoroughly. Some people want or need to get a clear picture of our comprehensive package very quickly of who we are and what we do.  Those people will find the information in this box helpful.  

There is certain information you need to understand and certain items you need to have in order to work with us.  You need to understand completely the information in the following links:

Our Procedure

Home Visit

Purchase Information

You need to obtain and in most cases complete and fax back to us all of  the following:

Service Agreement (this download provides you with our standard language but also includes blanks.  We suggest you read this to know our standard language, but we suggest that you allow us to send you a copy with the blanks filled in based upon your individual situation.  Please phone us to discuss this rather then just returning the download.)

Authorization To Release Information

Checklist for the Home Visit

FamilyLight Fact Sheet 

Credit Card Authorization (not applicable if fee is paid by means other than credit card and there is no airfare involved in  consultant travel to home visit).

 

In addition, you need to phone FamilyLightsm for a rate quotation and an initial conversation with our consultant to be sure we are able to respond to your needs.  Contact information.

 

Remember:  All parties to custody of a minor child who will be the subject of the consultation need to be in support of the consultation and in communication with our consultant prior to contracting.  This includes both parents, including divorced or separated parents who have not shown an interest in the child, unless there  is a specific court order denying custody to that parent.  If the subject is a young adult, we need the participation of all with a parental interest and relationship, beginning with a phone conversation prior to contracting with us.  Sometimes we can proceed without a participant in custody if that person waives participation, but we need to discuss that.

Our work with clients is a process of dialog.  Do not expect a telegraphic response at or immediately after our home visit.  We normally can effect a short term placement of a minor within 48 hours or less of a home visit when safety issues are involved, or in extreme situations, prior to a home visit.  We will begin an active planning process with you at the home visit, and usually provide a sense of direction immediately.   For some families, making a referral within a very short time following our home visit is all that is asked of us.  Most families want direction for placement or other effective intervention quickly, but continue active dialog with us for the six months (or longer) that the family is under contract with us. 

You will gain a better understanding of who we are, and how and why we do what we do by exploring our web site more thoroughly than this "quick approach." 

If you are just beginning to think about our services and want to become familiar with what we offer our personal clients thoroughly and carefully, please click here. 

If you have familiarized yourself with our services and are seriously considering contracting for personal services, please click here.

We are in the process of moving this area of the website to the New Format.  That task is partially complete. Please see also the New Format page where we are placing updated text on this topic. Information on the new Format page that differs from what appears here must be treated as the accurate version.  However some important information appears only here. 

If you are a current client, please click here.   

If you are a former client, please click here.

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Disclaimer: No  program review, no matter how positive, is a blanket endorsement. No criticism is a blanket condemnation.  When we express our level of confidence in a school or program, that is our subjective opinion with which others might reasonably disagree.  When we assert something as fact, we have done our best to be accurate, but we cannot guarantee that all of our information is accurate and up to date. When we address compliance with our guidelines, you need to remember that these are only OUR guidelines -- not guidelines from an official source.  We have also set the bar very high, and do not expect any school or program to be in total compliance.  It is not appropriate to draw a conclusion of impropriety (or even failure to live up to conventional wisdom) from our lack of confidence in a school or program or from less than perfect conformity to our guidelines.  Some will say we expect too much. Readers are responsible for verifying accuracy of information supplied here prior to acting upon it. We are not responsible for inaccuracies.

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Last updated February 12, 2012; Notes on transfer to New Format added April 19, 2016

       
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