Author Archives: Ron Klemp, occupational therapist

A Memorable Evening for Treatment Foster Care Families

A picnic, a training, an award ceremony, and fun, therapeutic activities….what a great evening for our treatment foster families! On Tuesday, July 29, our Treatment Foster Care (TFC) Program hosted the TFC Picnic and Training at the SaintA main campus, an event that we hope was memorable for families and staff. TFC is out-of-home care by foster parents who have … Continue

Sensory Training Hits a Home Run

This past March, the Foster Care department hosted its first sensory training for foster parents. The parents brought their entire families to learn and engage in therapeutic, fun activities that support children who have experienced trauma in managing stressors in addition to building positive experiences within relationships. (Any child who is removed from his or her home and placed in … Continue

Focus on Positives Brings Success

I’ve recently had a chance to experience great success with the boys I work with in our Residential Treatment program. As an occupational therapist, I run groups that provide therapeutic shifts in mood and feelings to enhance overall participation in all kinds of life skills. Recently, I’ve been incorporating into the groups principles of the Nurtured Heart Approach, which has … Continue

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