TEEN CHALLENGE SERVICES
Community based programs- focus is on educating and empowering the public on substance abuse through:
~ • Distribution of literature to individuals, churches & organizations
~ • Character Development and Drug Prevention at schools
2. Crisis Intervention
~~ • Personal and family counseling
~~ • Outpatient and employees assistance programs.
~~ • We are working with the Central Prison in cell rehab.
~~ • Aftercare and follow-up programs.
4. Vocational Training-
~~ • Though we may not initially offer a diploma'd skills training program.
~~We will prepare them for the workplace with basic employment skills
~~like honesty, being on time, creativity, initiative and problem solving.
The primary goal of work therapy is to teach the individual proper attitudes toward work. The individual is assigned to work detail at the compound or in the community for three or more hours each day to apply their knowledge and skill.
This year- we have the help YTEPP in area of vocational training
Group therapy sessions are incorporated into weekly schedule of the Teen Challenge program. These are structured around specific issues relevant to the needs of the residents. Regular daily classes deal with different life-related issues and involve lectures plus significant discussions by the residents regarding means of applying these teachings to their personal lives.
The goal of individual therapy is to join mind, body and spirit. This process is achieved by reality therapy and psycho-synthesis which allow the individual to become aware of his body, his emotions and his past experiences; to be able to “look,” “touch” and “live” with them and to go forward from that point.
This in then integrated into a holistic "real life" model where the resident embraces the spiritual truth of God's love, power to change and the absolute of God's word in their life. A root of Teen Challenge is moving from the characteristics of addictive behavior, to taking responsibility, forming "life goals" and achieving God's destiny for their lives.
Music is included as a regular part of daily chapel services. Individuals are encouraged to participate in the Teen Challenge Choir and Steel Pan group. During visits to churches and schools and at various functions, residents sing, do drama presentations and tell their stories of being trapped by addictions and how they found freedom.
Several recreational activities are provided to help in conditioning relaxation and fun. Learning how to enjoy ones leisure time without using drugs is considered a vital part of the restoration process.