Phases of life
Our dedicated staff team support students in their quest for independent living skills, personal growth and emotional maturation.
Dragonfly students learn balance and efficient time management experientially as they juggle schedules filled with:
group therapy sessions
Four Progressive Phases
The program is structured into four progressive phases. Students move through the program at an individual pace, exploring their unique challenges and issues at every phase. Students collaborate with their mentors and therapists to set and achieve an individualized set of goals. Though no two students’ progression is alike, the following “themes” are the focus at each phase:
Phase I: Acceptance
Orients students to the program, giving students and staff time to get to know one another. Working with Dragonfly staff, students examine the behaviors and concerns that brought them to Dragonfly and develop an individualized treatment plan addressing their unique goals and issues. For new students re-integrating into the real world from a wilderness program, Phase I helps translate the lessons learned in the wilderness into everyday life within a structured and supportive environment. Staff and students work together to create a healthy structure to meet student’s needs which incorporates exercise, nutrition, service/apprenticeship, education, recreation, and emotional growth.
Phase II: Consistency and Effort
Students take on increased responsibility for making changes and demonstrate consistency and readiness to try new things. In this phase, students take more ownership and responsibility for managing their day-to-day schedule. Students are encouraged to explore new activities and experiment with new behaviors and lifestyles. Along with other critical life skills, students focus on budgeting and personal finance in preparation for Phase III. Phase II students may apply to transfer to the Ashland campus.
Admissions Contact Name: Dori Them