PPIP Program: For At-Risk Youth
Having a child at risk or involved in the legal system can be devastating on the entire family system. New research confirms that engaging criminally involved youth in community based treatment programs are far more effective than institutionalization. Furthermore, youth who receive the appropriate supports and interventions greatly reduce their likelihood of offending and reoffending.
Our Pre and Post Intervention Program (PPIP) is specialized for adolescents age 12-21 who may be court involved, on probation or at risk for probation status, returning from residential care, at risk of placement, or in need of special assistance such as housing, medical or case management, legal advocacy, etc. PPIP seeks to provide youth and their families with the skills and supports that are needed through:
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Case Management
- Linkage to community based programs
We recognize that treatment outcomes are most favorable when healthy connections are developed and strengthened with the at-risk adolescent and their family, school and community. We have cultivated relationships over the past 30 years within the local School Districts, Courts, religious institutions, and treatment community that acts as linkages to the clients and families we serve.
Our staff are trained in evidence-based treatment models specifically developed for and proven to be effective with juvenile offenders. The services we provide are individualized, based on the adolescent and their family's unique needs and circumstances. Additional agency programs are made available to the both the adolescent and family members including: substance abuse treatment, parenting skill groups, leisure time activities, etc. The following group may be assigned to participants based on the individual's needs:
The Adolescent Empowerment Group
An on-going group for at-risk adolescents who are struggling with issues related to anger management, impulsivity, poor decision-making and judgment skills, and current or possible future legal involvement. The group utilizes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), which is a proven effective cognitive-behavioral approach that aims at enhancing moral reasoning, better decision-making and more appropriate behavior. The group aids members in confronting and assessing one's self, assessing current relationships, reinforcing positive behaviors and habits, developing positive identity formation, enhancing self-concepts, and developing higher stages of moral reasoning. A workbook is utilized that addresses anger management, character development, following and obeying rules, organizational skills and building trust.