Our multi-dimensional program design utilizes evidence based treatment modalities while also drawing significantly on published and recognized models of learning, change, and transition. The result is a cohesive blueprint for successful developmental transition to independent young adulthood. We call this our L.I.G.H.T. Model – Learning Individualized Guidelines for Healthy Transitions.
Recognizing that life is a series of ongoing transitions, the central focus of Waypointe is teaching and equipping our participants to transition, not just “change.” The difference is subtle, but important. Change is an external force that prompts a behavioral response. Transition, however, is an internal, learned skill – one that is essential to our functioning as adults.
When faced with change and the need for transition, people move through these stages at individual paces, but at times can get stuck along the way. The challenges in making these transitions can be complicated by prior experiences, as well as symptoms related to mental illness or co-occurring disorders.
Our mission is to help young men accept what needs to be left behind, anticipate the future, and successfully move ahead in life with the proper support and preparation.