If you’re searching for an independent living program for your child from Iowa, 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 Iowa.
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 Iowa 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.
Choosing the best independent living program for your Iowa child can be a very difficult challenge. Having mental and emotional issues can be proving for the subject and the family, so it’s important to establish if an independent living program is the most adequate treatment option for your daughter.
Journey Home, one of the leading independent living programs, it’s conceived to specifically suit teens who want to measure themselves with society and become independent healthy adults. Everything from our therapeutic approach to our recreational program is designed to help these teens to succeed.
Journey Home conceived five core principles that these girls and assigned female at birth need to develop and enhance in order to acquire the confidence to be independent adults. We offer a quiet and private residence where several activities and courses are taken by our girls and assigned female at birth every day.
Unlike many other services in this field, we focus on multiple areas and we determine which goal to choose for a specific area to meet the residents’ specific needs and desires, in fact every resident is not only a passive subject, but a proactive builder of their own therapeutic path. Even though we are located near Salt Lake City, Utah, we gladly help girls and assigned female at birth from all over the United States including Iowa.
All Journey Home independent living programs are based upon these five core principles:
The professional team cooperates with the resident and with their family to choose the appropriate goals necessary to make their a successful young woman.
Journey Home helps Iowa teens in a Independent Living Program setting who are struggling with challenges similar to those below:
– Learning Differences
– Mood Disorders
– Low Self Esteem
– School Refusal/ Truancy
– Social Isolation
– Low Self Confidence
– Negative Peer Group
– Impulsive Behaviors
– Academic Underachievement
– Family Conflict
– Grief and Loss
– Technology Addiction
American Psychiatric Association: The APA is a worldwide recognized top organization regarding healthcare and mental disorder, since 1952 creators of DSM, Diagnostic Statistic Manual the world leading book about psychological diagnosis and disorders, they lead the psychological scientific scene by 70 years.
Learning Disabilities Association of America: Learning Disabilities Association of America’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
Some examples of cities from Iowa which may have families who may be interested in Journey Home include: Des Moines Cedar Rapids Davenport Sioux Iowa City Waterloo West Des Moines Ames Council Bluffs Dubuque Ankeny
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.