Cognitive Behavioral Leadership Program
Through our Leadership Curriculum, a high emphasis is placed on leadership training, leadership activities, and opportunities for youth to earn leadership positions and responsibilities. Strong staff relationships and modeling of positive leadership skills are also emphasized and provide a solid foundation for youth to develop. Acceptance for the responsibility of their actions and the realization that they are accountable for those actions are the basic building blocks for genuine change in the youth we serve.
Leadership Experiential Adventure Program (L.E.A.P.)
Experience CHANGE, Experience CHALLENGE, Experience SUCCESS
L.E.A.P. provides experiential learning opportunities, adventure-based programming, community service, restitution, vocational programming, and workforce development opportunities for youth. L.E.A.P.’s mission is to develop an awareness of community while promoting individual responsibility, accountability, and character development through experiential education and adventure programming. L.E.A.P. is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.
Aggression Replacement Training® (ART)
Aggression Replacement Training is a cognitive behavioral intervention specifically targeting chronically aggressive youth ages 12 to 17. It consists of 10 weeks of group training sessions for each of targeted interventions: Skill Streaming, Anger Control Training, and Moral Reasoning.
Skill Streaming teaches participants how to replace anti-social behaviors with positive behaviors. Anger Control teaches participants how to respond to anger in a non-aggressive manner and rethink anger provoking situations. Moral Reasoning helps raise participants’ levels of fairness, justice and concern for the needs and rights of others.
* Specific to youth who are adjudicated delinquent.
Gender Specific Programming
Gender responsive programming is specific to developing pro-social skills and competencies enabling young ladies to function as responsible members of the community. Our girls participate in a variety of therapeutically structured activities that take into consideration the challenges that young women face in today's society. Gender specific curriculum includes Girls Circle, PTSD and Independent Living skills specific to female development and growth. Individualized treatment planning further integrates the concepts taught in group curriculum to promote a stronger ability to cope, healthy living and independence.