Program Overview

• 5 days per week mental health groups 

• Monday through Friday: groups daily to include recreation, goals/journaling and skills groups 

• Saturday and Sunday: 2 to 3 groups to include recreation, goals/journaling and skills groups 

• Weekly Activities- in-house or in the community 

• Community involvement with community service opportunities 

• Case Management 

• Monthly treatment team meetings 

• Skills Groups will include but not limited to: 

        • Resiliency Building 
        • Self Esteem 
        • Respect of Self and Others 
        • Practical Life Skills 
        • Conflict Management 
        • Communication Skills 
        • Choices 
        • Anger 
        • Addiction and Recovery 
        • Meal Preparation 
        • Money Management 
        • Social Skills 
        • Coping Skills 
        • Relationships and Friendships 
        • Mindfulness 
        • Suicide and Self Harm Prevention 
        • Stress Management 
        • Grief and Loss 
        • Body Image 
        • Personal Identity 
        • Problem Solving 
        • Relaxation 

Mental Health Groups may include: 

        • Wellness Recovery Action Plan 
        • Anger Management 
        • Moral Recognition Therapy 
        • Seeking Safety 
        • Treatment Recovery Empowerment Model 
        • Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety 
        • Thinking for a Change 
        • Trauma Recovery and Empowerment 

Therapy Options:

        • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
        • Dialectical Behavior Therapy 
        • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
        • Accelerated Resolution Therapy 
        • Psycho-dynamic Therapy 

Weekly group activities: 

Each week there will be an activity of some kind. A couple times a month these will take place outside of the home. We will encourage suggestions and ideas for things that the group would like to do. Staff will help with planning. 

Positive behavior acknowledgement: 

Staff will be verbally acknowledging positive behaviors, but they will also be taking notes of positive behaviors to share with the treatment team. There may be opportunities to earn Coin at treatment team meetings for positive behavior notes. 

Behavior Reflections Purpose

We learn from reflection on experiences good and bad. Reflection sheets are an effective tool to use when a resident is displaying unacceptable behaviors. The unacceptable behavior will be wrote up with details for the reason the behavior was unacceptable. The resident will be given the opportunity to complete a behavior reflection with a staff member on shift or with their case manager. 

Journaling and Goals Group purpose: 

Through journaling we can record memories, express our feelings, increase knowledge of one’s self and improve our working memory. We encourage journaling for these reasons as well as it is a skill that can be used to reduce stress, help process strong emotions, and help with problem solving. The benefits of setting goals include helping provide direction, create a clearer focus on what is important, clarity in decision making and gives control of the future. Through setting goals, we want youth to be motivated to accomplish short term goals then moving into longer term goals. By setting and accomplishing goals, they will gain a sense of personal satisfaction and sense of purpose in life. 

Community Service Purpose: 

Engaging in community service provides opportunities for youth to become active members in their community. Community service has lasting impacts on society as well as for those who participate. Youth are able to learn life skills and experience the joy of helping those who need it most. Community service can improve communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills.