Part of the Telos philosophy is the importance of family. We believe no student who passes through our program will be successful upon returning home if they return to the same system from which they came. This means the entire family must change for the better. Family Days, which occurs periodically throughout the year, provides opportunities for parents and siblings to experience a small taste of what their child/sibling experiences every day at Telos. Family Days are a required part of treatment. A typical Family Days starts on a Thursday and ends on a Saturday. Families participate in support groups, trainings, face-to-face therapy, academic consults, and other activities. For siblings who are too young to attend therapy groups, we have fun, child-friendly activities scheduled. Some Family Days end with a community-based triathlon in which many of the students (and some of the braver families) compete. All immediate family members are invited to attend.