Parents’ FAQ #2
Why don’t all ACE participants have the same schedule?
Most intensive programs require that all participants attend the whole program. Our ability to individualize people’s treatment schedules is a very unique aspect of the ACE program and one that we are most proud of. Our mission is to provide intensive treatment while encouraging people to maintain their normal lives as much as possible. Additionally, as people are progressing in their recovery, they can taper groups at their own pace. The groups are designed to address eating problems from many different angles, and not all participants need all groups. Once a participant has been in the program for several weeks, she may recognize that some groups are more helpful than others for her particular needs (note, they may not be the ones she likes the best). Therefore, by consulting with her case manager, you and your child may revise her schedule over time.
It should be noted, however, that providing individualized treatment schedules is much more difficult from an administrative perspective. It is the most challenging administrative task at ACE to keep up with each person’s schedule and keep up with the changes that are made over time. You can help by doing the following: