Our Social Integration Model
Promoting Mental Health and a Socially Fulfilling Future.
One of the most obvious and unfortunate responses to people with cognitive and emotional disabilities is that other people simply do not want to be around them.
This often includes family and friends. By providing real life treatment experiences, we build appropriate interpersonal skills so our residents can rebuild relationships with family and friends, and even make new friends.
As the basis of all of our treatment and support services, our unique and internally developed Social Integration Model is rooted in the belief that it is our utmost responsibility to do whatever possible to prepare our residents for life outside of treatment. Our Social Integration Model immerses residents into real life activities within the community. In fact, recreational, social and life skills activities within the community with our professional staff form the core treatment interventions in our programs. Traditional individual, group, family and expressive arts therapies are also utilized as a complement to our social integration therapeutic interventions.
How does it work?
From the very beginning we set out to create a unique environment with a warm, comforting, and therapeutic atmosphere. We do things that a normal family would do in real life. For example, we serve all of our meals at one large table. Even meal time is a part of the therapeutic process with staff and residents all eating together, modeling and learning appropriate social and communication skills.
Our mental health professionals work directly in the milieu with our residents. Our staff observes residents in real life situations, and intervenes, as appropriate, right there, on the spot and in the moment both inside our facilities and out in the community. These observations are then incorporated into the resident’s ongoing treatment plan.
Each resident arrives with a variety of strengths. Through an effective therapeutic alliance, ongoing feedback, support and direction are provided to help guide the therapeutic process, and allow the resident to meet his or her treatment goals and regain control of their lives.
According to Dale Edgar’s Cone of Learning, he has concluded that, after two weeks, people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 50% of what they see and hear, 70% of what they say, 90% of what they say and do. As such, the more an individual experiences their treatment, through a variety of modalities, the more successful they will be (Dale, Edgar. Audio-Visual Methods in Teaching, 3rd ed., Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1969, p.108).
The Social Integration Model
REAL LIFE – REALTIME – RELEVANT
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