Journey Home Young Adult Adds Client-Led Life Skills Groups
Journey Home Young Adult (JHYA), a transitional living program for young adult females ages 18-23, has made updates to their life skills programming. The updates include new group topics, as well as incorporating client-led groups taught by clients.
JHYA has started incorporating client-led groups weekly. The goal of these groups is to share skills clients have learned throughout their time in treatment, create new opportunities to share and connect with peers, and encourage new hobbies and interests among clients. “The goal is to help clients learn how to be prepared with new skills, tools, and hobbies, as they are working towards independence,” said Clinical Director Andrea Jones, LCSW. “Having clients teach the group adds an additional level of reinforcement of skills rather than just listening when groups are being held.”
The first client-led group focused on teaching others how to tie fleece blankets and sharing the teacher’s experience in getting to know others through this activity. It also opened up conversations on service and the importance of being connected to a community. The next group will be a baking class. Each class and activity is planned alongside staff.
To learn more about how Journey Home Young Adult helps young people gain the independent living skills needed to grow and thrive, please visit https://journeyhomeyoungadult.com/ or call (855) 918-0032.
About Journey Home Young Adult
Journey Home Young Adult is a transition program for young women 18-23 years old. Our home-like setting provides a place for these young adults to develop independence while still receiving therapeutic support. Clients are transitioning from a previous therapeutic placement into young adulthood. Therapists help them with individual and family issues while clients attend school or work in the community.