Book Review: Not By Chance

Not By Chance by Tim R. Thayne, Ph. D.

Aftercare is Not An After Thought

In 2006, Tim Thayne made a presentation at a national convention about why therapeutic organizations needed to step up and work on doing a better job at transitioning students home after treatment.  His ideas were refreshing and novel. He believed strongly that in order for an adolescent or young adult to be able to apply skills learned in therapy at home or at school, the parenting behaviors and systems needed to change as well.

I am very thankful to be able to say that since then, Tim’s pioneering voice has been heard and now many professionals and programs are working to create successful aftercare programs and processes.  Instead of a “cliff” at the end of a program with no support for families, now many parents and their children are getting support during and after treatment to change negative family patterns.  Aftercare support allows parents to put into action real and lasting improvements for their son or daughter and the entire family.  “Aftercare” is now an accepted part of the larger process and not an “after thought”!

Tim cares so much about families and has such a strong faith in the value of successful parenting. He has written this book so that his researched, tested, and practical techniques can be shared with a wider audience.  I wholeheartedly recommend it to parents and to my fellow practitioners as a great read to improve transitions for adolescents, young adults, and their families.

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