Kaizen Academy is a place of respect, responsibility, and resilience. The usual struggles that siblings have in living together also occur at our RTC for boys with sexual behavior problems and serve as a teaching opportunity for building relationships. Healthy conflict-resolution strategies, communicating clearly and respectfully, and validating the importance of each individual are examples of learning to navigate relationships more effectively.
The Power of Connection
In the journey of personal growth and development, an essential element that often goes hand in hand with an individual's success is the support and sense of belonging within a community. At Kaizen Academy, we recognize the significance of fostering a strong community among our residents, providing them with the necessary foundations to overcome their challenges and create positive, lasting change.
The importance of “pulling your weight” and “work before play” is highlighted each day, through meeting the expectations of daily responsibilities.
The day begins with household chores in which youth learn the skills of independent living: cooking, washing dishes, vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, mopping, doing laundry, and cleaning bathrooms. As they progress in the residential treatment program, youth have the opportunity for leadership by supervising their peers in the performance of household tasks. The program promotes social responsibility and becoming a healthy member of a community. Guided by clearly established expectations, youth learn to respect each other, their community, environment, authority figures, and themselves.
Every challenge is a potential teaching moment. Our relationship-based implementation of behavioral strategies is designed to enhance respect for self, and respect for others, and to experience victories every day.
At our residential treatment center for boys with sexual behavior problems, we understand that the struggles experienced by siblings living together can remarkably parallel the challenges faced in a community setting. However, rather than viewing these struggles as obstacles, we view them as invaluable teaching moments. They offer an opportunity for residents to develop essential relationship skills such as healthy conflict resolution, effective communication, and mutual validation.
Kaizen offers a minimum of 1 dedicated direct-care mentor to every 4 students. This ratio allows for staff to effectively coach and influence a small group of boys to make difficult situations manageable and learning opportunities optimal.
Healthy recreation and experiencing new, positive opportunities are important aspects of life. At Kaizen Academy, we incorporate various experiential activities to foster self-confidence, problem-solving, physical fitness, and community spirit. Our recreational activities are designed to address the individual’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs, and to play an integral part of the larger treatment program.
Our outdoor activities include:
- Skiing & Snowboarding
- Kayaking & Fishing
- Mountain biking
On-Campus activities include:
Drawing, crafts, painting
Greenhouse & Gardening
Paintball Tactical Course
Mountain Biking/Running track
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 46 acres surrounded by federal forest lands, making hiking and other outdoor activities available “in our own backyard.”
Connecting for Change: Empowering Individuals, Fostering Community
The collective strength of a community lies in its ability to foster personal growth, forge lasting connections, and support individuals on their journey toward positive change. At Kaizen Academy, we strive to create an environment that instills respect, responsibility, and resilience throughout our residents' lives. By equipping them with the skills to effectively navigate relationships, communicate authentically, and embrace the value of each person, we empower them to become agents of change within their communities and beyond. Together, we build a brighter future, one connection at a time. If you have any questions about our residential treatment center, reach out to us today!