Program for working with Youth who exhibit harmful behaviors

The G&G Program integrates three models of treatment:  Self-Regulation, Risk Needs Responsivity and the Good Lives Model.  Treatment is provided through individual and family therapy sessions and will focus on developing individual strengths, building responsibility and capacity and defining fulfillment of priority needs and approach goals.  Client and family values will be integrated into treatment goals. Included will be basic psychoeducational understanding of trauma, harm, misbeliefs, addiction, consent and victim issues.

 

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model will involve a review of chaperone and supervision needs, safety planning, environmental controls and activity planning to promote safety across all settings.   

 

In building Self-Regulation skills, therapy will focus on the importance of being able to self-manage behaviors, thoughts, and feelings across settings.  This will include recognizing the impact of past trauma, related stress and harmful behaviors on present daily functioning and developing constructive coping strategies to maintain a calm and more regulated state that allows the client to be able to consider alternative healthy choices and constructive solutions in their decision making.

 

The Good Lives Model moves youth to better lives by reducing and managing risk in conjunction with utilizing positive motivation to attain personal needs and goals. Treatment will focus on the importance of meeting needs in healthy ways, through the identification of unmet needs that had been associated with previous misbehavior and implementing steps to lead to healthy fulfillment of primary needs in daily life. Clients and their family members will develop an individual plan which stems from a review of eight primary needs to manage risk and motivate healthy need fulfillment:  achievement, being my own person, being connected to other people, having purpose and making a difference, meeting emotional needs, healthy sexual needs, being physically healthy and having fun. The objective is what the youth can do to make positive life changes for self, family and community, as well as building a healthy alliance between the youth and family members.   Treatment will include identification and overcoming obstacles and challenges, resource mapping, building healthy relationships, education and inclusion of chaperones and support persons, as well as the identification and development of activities to support the client in making positive life changes with an investment in healthy personal goal attainment.The G&G Program integrates three models of treatment:  Self-Regulation, Risk Needs Responsivity and the Good Lives Model.  Treatment is provided through individual and family therapy sessions and will focus on developing individual strengths, building responsibility and capacity and defining fulfillment of priority needs and approach goals.  Client and family values will be integrated into treatment goals. Included will be basic psychoeducational understanding of trauma, harm, misbeliefs, addiction, consent and victim issues.

 

The Risk-Need-Responsivity model will involve a review of chaperone and supervision needs, safety planning, environmental controls and activity planning to promote safety across all settings.   

 

In building Self-Regulation skills, therapy will focus on the importance of being able to self-manage behaviors, thoughts, and feelings across settings.  This will include recognizing the impact of past trauma, related stress and harmful behaviors on present daily functioning and developing constructive coping strategies to maintain a calm and more regulated state that allows the client to be able to consider alternative healthy choices and constructive solutions in their decision making.

 

The Good Lives Model moves youth to better lives by reducing and managing risk in conjunction with utilizing positive motivation to attain personal needs and goals. Treatment will focus on the importance of meeting needs in healthy ways, through the identification of unmet needs that had been associated with previous misbehavior and implementing steps to lead to healthy fulfillment of primary needs in daily life. Clients and their family members will develop an individual plan which stems from a review of eight primary needs to manage risk and motivate healthy need fulfillment:  achievement, being my own person, being connected to other people, having purpose and making a difference, meeting emotional needs, healthy sexual needs, being physically healthy and having fun. The objective is what the youth can do to make positive life changes for self, family and community, as well as building a healthy alliance between the youth and family members.   Treatment will include identification and overcoming obstacles and challenges, resource mapping, building healthy relationships, education and inclusion of chaperones and support persons, as well as the identification and development of activities to support the client in making positive life changes with an investment in healthy personal goal attainment.