Independent Living Skills
The transitioning of adolescence to adulthood can be challenging and may be confusing for some. Transition aged youth (TAY), ages 16-24, are often asked to make informed major life decisions without appropriate support, information, or skills to succeed. Developmentally, these decisions can be difficult to make as areas of the brain utilized for impulse control, complex decision making, and planning skills are not completely developed. Without the proper guidance or assistance, TAY may experience difficulty maintaining academic or professional performance, interpersonal relationships, and/or mental and emotional health.
At Hidden strength, we provide services to adolescents who are struggling with symptoms and behaviors related to the transition between adolescence and adulthood.
Those who may benefit from this program struggle with:
- Academic performance
- Education and career planning
- Acculturation or fitting in with their current environment
- Mood/Emotional problems (i.e. depression, anxiety, anger, isolation)
- Creating or maintaining meaningful relationships
- Individual and group therapy
- Family therapy and family support group
- Case management (i.e. tutoring, educational planning, social skills development, and community networks)