SOAR's Resilience, Independence, & Self-confidence (through) Experiences or RISE program is focused on building adolescents ability to manage challenges in their life through increasing positive resilience. The RISE program supports adolescents in developing life skills based therapy services with adventure based intervention.
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Resilience describes someone going through a difficult situation and becoming stronger as a result. Our adolescents have often developed strengths they may not be aware of or developed unhealthy coping skills to support resilient behaviors.
SOAR's program is focused on helping adolescents to identify and develop their positive strengths.
The Areas We Focus on Include:
Competency/ Skill Development
Adolescents will participate in RISE Skill Training every week. In these sessions, adolescents participate in activities such as group team building, emotional regulation, social skills, healthy relationship building, conversation & communication skills, and identifying thoughts and feelings.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY SESSIONS
Adolescents will participate in two individual therapy sessions per month with a program clinician in order to process what they are are experiencing in the group setting and progress toward their therapeutic goals.
INDIVIDUAL COACHING SESSIONS
Adolescents work regularly, 1-on-1, with an Engagement Coach to get support, practice skills, and stay focused on their goals. These may be in-person sessions in their school, home, or community or maybe check-ins by phone or virtual meeting platform.
*minimum of two per month
SOAR's Our RISE program is a community-based alternative to wilderness therapy that offers adventure as a way to address mental health challenges when traditional talk therapy is not effective. The program is specifically designed for middle school students aged 11-13 and high school students aged 14-18. RISE provides a more accessible and affordable option for those who may not be able to afford the cost or intensity of wilderness therapy. By using experiential activities, RISE helps students build confidence and resilience while also addressing their mental health needs.
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