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Elements  is a program that FamilyLight sm holds in high regard We are currently placing abbreviated reviews on as many high quality schools and programs as possible, in response to the utilization pattern we see on this website.  We want to indicate our confidence in as many good programs as possible, planning to return with more detail later.

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Briefly,  this is a recent creation operated by three of the most capable people formerly with Second Nature.  Working with a population less likely to present as severe pathology, they are able to stay reasonably priced, much lower than most of the competition, maintaining high quality service to students and parents alike.  FamilyLightsm has referred to Elements and has excellent experience. 

Elements is distinguished by keeping costs down, not staffing for the most extremely complex and difficult to manage kids.  As a result all those the to admit get an experience as good as that offered in the more expensive programs with their parents taking advantage of cost savings by not having to pay costs of services used only by a few of the most extreme participants.

One special offering worth noting is the use of the Seven Challenges approach to intervening with substance abuse.

While you wait for us to present a more complete review, please look around this website.  Look at our Guidelines -- a fairly comprehensive statement of what we believe quality is all about.  If you come to a search and planning process with limited experience, this is an opportunity for you to find some principles to measure schools and programs against.

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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.Visitors:

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Last updated  1-8-2011

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