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Two Formats

Format A: 8-Week Therapy Group

Rollercoasters® has traditionally been offered as structured therapy format for small groups over an eight-session program. There are two versions of the 8-Week Format:

  • Primary curriculum addresses the needs of 5-8 year olds through innovative activities, games, discussions and role-plays. The special needs of younger children are addressed throughout the program.
  • Intermediate curriculum for children ages 9-12 years old serves as a model for the Primary version. It covers the same issues (see Rollercoasters®Themes) while utilizing language and activities relevant to older children.

Format B: 4-Hour Education Group

Rollercoasters® is now available as a one time 4-hour education opportunity for children. This format is often offered at the same time adults are attending the TransParenting® Parent education program. There are three versions of the 4-Hour Format:

  • Primary curriculum for children ages 5-8 yeas old is an opportunity for normalization. The 4-Hour class is filled with interactive activities, games and role-plays to help these young children begin adjustment to family change; Lots of breaks are included to accommodate short attention span.
  • Intermediate curriculum provides normalization and an introduction to healing for 9-12 year olds. The 4-Hour class is filled with innovative activities, games, discussions and role-plays focused exclusively on education.
  • Teen curriculum provides an chance to discuss the issues being faced now and concerns about upcoming challenges. The 4-Hour class has some structured activities and a video component to stimulate discussion.