It’s very difficult for parents to see their child struggling with emotional, mental or social issues. An independent living program like Journey Home provides a safe place where teens from New Jersey can learn how to cope, and even better how to be successful in our modern society.
Many independent living programs focus on building self-esteem. But at Journey Home, we help encourage teens to become successful future adults, capable of coping with society, and happy with their own life. To this end, we’ve developed a program based on five core principles, involving what our professional team considers to be the most important and critical areas that a successful adult needs to master.
Located in Layton, just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, Journey Home welcomes teens all over the country, including New Jersey. According to scientific literature, living in a goal oriented environment enhances residents’ probability of success.
We differentiate ourselves form other independent living programs because of the involvement of both parents and residents in establishing goals and intermediate steps along each girl’s personal journey.
Our professional team welcomes every girl or child assigned female at birth between 16 and 21 from New Jersey, eager to transform these girls and assigned female at birth into happy, satisfied and successful members of society by improving either their inner and outer skills.
If you’re searching for an independent living program for your child from New Jersey, you may have a very frustrating time ahead of you. It’s hard to send away your daughter, but there is scientific evidence that an extended period away from home can improve self-esteem and coping skills. Journey Home is located just outside Salt Lake City in Utah, but accepts teens all over the country, including New Jersey.
Every girl or child assigned female at birth who wishes to attend the program must meet these requirements: graduation from a residential treatment center, therapeutic wilderness program, therapeutic boarding school, or other similar treatment programs, has demonstrated readiness for this level of responsibility and freedom, is committed and stable relative to ongoing life and therapeutic goals, is and is committed to sobriety. If your child from New Jersey meets these requirements, they can then undergo an admission interview and our professional team will assess if an independent living program is the best choice for your daughter. We work especially with depressive and anxiety disorders, body image issues, ADD/ADHD and other learning issues, academic struggles and low self-esteem.
Our program is based on five core principles: healthy living, education, life skills, personal responsibility and social integration. Every girl or child assigned female at birth must decide, with the support of family and a professional team, goals within every principle. She will do a follow up interview at least every two weeks, and a couple of parents will be assigned to their as guidance.
Journey Home has plenty of alternative activities beyond just therapy, there’s outdoor hiking, fun food Friday, sports, going to movies and others. But our girls and assigned female at birth con decide even to get a job or go on with high school or college studies.
Our independent living program can help make your child become a successful and happy adult, more than capable of coping with society and internal issues.
Journey Home helps New Jersey teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Negative Peer Group
– Learning Differences
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Grief and Loss
– Technology Addiction
– Low Self Confidence
– Academic Underachievement
– Social Isolation
– Mood Disorders
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Family Conflict
– Low Self Esteem
Overview of Mood Disorders in Teens: A useful guide focusing on mood disorders made by prestigious Rochester University, one of the country’s top-tier research universities. Our 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 11,100 studentsapproximately half of whom are women.
Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teens: A well written site that can give you the basics necessary to begin understanding anxiety and depression disorders made by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), an international nonprofit organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.
Journey Home helps New Jersey families from cities and towns like: Deal Sea Girt Saddle River Spring Lake Stone Harbor Bay Head Englewood Cliffs Rumson Harding Township Avalon
Some examples of cities from New Jersey which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Newark Jersey Paterson Elizabeth Clifton Trenton Camden Passaic Union Bayonne East Orange Vineland New Brunswick Hoboken West New York town Perth Amboy Plainfield
Kim has a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science & Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections from Weber State University. She has been employed at Solstice and Journey Home since February 2011 as a Mentor and is now Admissions Director. She has traveled extensively around the world and has enjoyed calling various destinations home. This has given her the ability to empathize with the teens who may be at times homesick for home and family. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and socializing with friends and family.