Living Social Skills
Behavioral Treatment Center for Adolescent Boys' Behavior
Programmatically, Kaizen Academy is a relationship-based residential treatment facility, providing specialized treatment and therapy for non-adjudicated adolescent males with sexual behavior problems.
Philosophically, we incorporate attachment theory into our programmatic and clinical elements, and utilize concrete resources developed from the “Good Lives Model” in our treatment methods. We are licensed and monitored by the State of Utah Department of Human Services and are a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).
Basic Living Skills
Developing independent living skills is an important part of life. While at Kaizen Academy, each young man is taught skills that will help him become independent and self-sufficient. Daily instruction and weekly groups include the following topics:
- Cooking and food handling
- Educational planning
- Emergency and safety skills
- Executive Functioning Skills
- Knowledge of community resources
- Money management and consumer awareness
- Personal appearance and hygiene
- Taking care of the living environment
Two huge components and important aspects of life at our residential treatment center near Provo, Utah, are healthy recreation and experiencing new, positive opportunities.
At Kaizen Academy, we incorporate a variety of experiential activities to foster self-confidence, problem-solving, physical fitness, and community spirit.
Designed to address the individual’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs, recreational activities play an integral part in the treatment program at Kaizen.
Exploring and cultivating new interests plays a role in eliminating old, destructive patterns of behavior, and replacing them with new, pro-social strategies.
Our rural location provides a rich balance of opportunities for healthy activities. Kaizen Academy sits on 55 acres surrounded by federal forest lands, which make hiking and other outdoor activities literally available “in our own backyard.”
SOME OF THE FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
In line with our commitment to providing holistic and adaptive behavior treatment, Kaizen Academy proudly offers a diverse range of outdoor activities that go beyond traditional forms of behavioral treatment. Our treatment center for adolescent boys' behavior believes in the power of experiential learning and fostering essential social skills in real-world scenarios. Through engaging and exhilarating outdoor pursuits, we create opportunities for personal growth, team building, and the development of positive behavioral patterns.
- Cross-country skiing & downhill skiing
- Fishing & kayaking
- Mountain biking & running course
- Greenhouse & gardening
- Sports Court
- Paintball Tactical Court
- Sand Volleyball
WE ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL SPORTS:
By immersing young men in a variety of team and individual sports within the surrounding communities, we create valuable opportunities for them to refine their social skills, develop a sense of responsibility, and embrace the benefits of healthy competition. These experiences not only complement our therapeutic programs but also provide a refreshing way for our residents to embrace positive change and personal development.
- Flag football
INDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Indoor activities are a valuable asset in adaptive behavior treatments for social skills. These carefully curated activities at Kaizen Academy provide more than just entertainment; they are tailored to nurture vital life skills and therapeutic progress.
- Board games
- Drawing, crafts, painting
- Physical workouts
OTHER FAVORITE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
These activities provide our residents with opportunities to not only explore new interests but also to develop essential life skills, cultivate empathy, and give back to the community. Here are some of our favorite activities that form an integral part of our program:
- Attending live theater and cultural events
- Cleaning parks or stretches of the highway
- Community service
- Visiting local malls
- Visiting nursing homes
Social Skills Training
Young men at our teen RTC attend structured classes and groups designed to develop new perspectives on forming relationships and building social skills. Based on a psycho-educational model, the training stresses the importance of social responsibility and accountability. The following topics are covered in the social skills training:
- Anger Management
- Building Self-Esteem
- Communication Skills
- Grief Resolution
- Personal and Social Responsibility
- Stress Management
- Substance Abuse Intervention
- Understanding and Expressing Feelings
Contact us at Kaizen if you have any questions at all. We’d love to hear from you!