Life Skills Training is seen as part of the total supportive/treatment services provided to the child and family. Therapeutic and educational interventions are provided to youths with emotional disturbance (ED) or severe emotional disturbance (SED). This involves working with children and their families in the community to enable children to maintain and improve emotional and behavioral functioning. Staff typically meets with clients up to two times a week, mostly in the afternoon and evenings.
Life Skills Training is defined as a 1:1 relationship between an adult and a child that is designed to provide a positive role model, build on the strengths of the youth, reinforce positive behaviors, assist in practicing new positive habits, provide connections and links to community based activities, be a support figure in the life of the youth and provide strength based advocacy for the youth.