The Alpha Connection Program is based within the conceptual frame work of a psychosocial treatment model. That is, while each individual resident may need treatment for a specific psychiatric issues, the individuals interaction with the environment is also a major focus of treatment. Simply releasing someone from the “System” after a lengthy period of dependent, closely supervised, highly structured, institutional living does not guarantee successful adaptation to the complexities of community living.
The residents will receive the traditional direct psychiatric services (i.e., individual, group, and family therapy). These services will be provided by licensed professionals representative of the following disciplines: psychiatry, social work, rehabilitation, and psychology. The services will be administered weekly and evaluation is ongoing by the interdisciplinary team.
Training to make the youth aware of the impact that their and others criminal behavior have had on victims and explore their victimization by others.
Program designed to promote character building, foster leadership skills and provide options and strategies for avoiding gangs.
Class designed to teach skills to control emotions and to find productive alternatives outlets to anger.
Class to improve the student’s knowledge and ability to prevent and discontinue substance abuse.
Counseling services to strengthen parent and child relationships
Class to improve parent-child relations, learn new parenting skills, offer support groups, improve self esteem, cover stress management, improve communication skills, increase knowledge of nutrition.
Class to improve life skills through instruction on basics of film productions through film teams using themes of drug and alcohol abuse, gang violence, peer pressure, teen pregnancy.
Class to cover conflict resolution in Juvenile Justice, implementation of peer mediation program, and provide mediation training.
Employment Preparation Training
Class to improve interviewing skills, time management skills, job seeking skills, job placement, and career planning for students.
Class to cover health and overall wellness, infectious diseases, poverty and diseases, infectious disease prevention, diet and nutrition, personal hygiene.
A mentoring program to improve math and language skills of students.
Leadership Class to enhance self esteem.
Healthy Teen Mother Program
Class to improve learning for Healthy Teen Mothers.
“Going to College Workshop”