All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
The clinical team at Telos U has opened a new space adventure simulator in the Telos U building. This simulator, called "The Hyperion," is a simulation of the interior of a working spaceship. Telos U students participate in building and running space missions for each other, adolescents at other treatment progrmas, and for the public.
The young adults at Telos U gain employment expereince while helping others build problem solving, stress tolerance and executive function skills.
Participants in space missions become the crew of a starship and are given mission objectives they must accomplish if they are to succeed as a team. Dr. Ryan Anderson, the Executive Director of the Telos Discovery Space Center, said, “It’s not unlike solving a real life puzzle. There is real stress, real decision making, and real consequences for the crew if they are unable to work together. It’s essentially like going to the gym for a workout of problem-solving skills.”
Treatment centers across Utah are booking missions at the Telos Discovery Space Center housed within Telos U. Therapists are bringing caseloads, leadership teams are booking professional retreats, and Telos U young adults are growing in their ability to master real life job skills.
About Telos U and Telos RTC
Telos Programs, located in Orem, UT, specialize in helping adolescents and young adults overcome depression, anxiety, processing issues, and other issues that prevent them from thriving in a typical academic setting. Telos has two campuses. The North Campus is home to Telos Academy, a residential and academic program for adolescent boys. The West Campus is home to Telos U, a co-ed young adult program offering students a continuum of support from residential treatment to independent living as they pursue education and employment. The West Campus also houses the Telos Senior House, a residential support program for adolescent boys age 17.5-18. All Telos programs are family systems based, working with parents and siblings alongside students as they strive for whole-family healing.