The Problem and The Solution
With increasing frequency, today’s youth are less prepared to leave their parent’s home, succeed in college, live independently and become self-supporting adults. Add to that the challenge of managing mental health symptoms, prevalence of illegal drug use and the dysfunction that can develop in many family systems as a result, and the youth of today are clearly facing obstacles that can be at best hindering, and at worse, crippling to their development into a healthy, functioning adult.
At Waypointe, we offer a comprehensive, wrap around package of services inclusive of treatment and residential transition that are uniquely and truly individualized for each young man and his specific needs, talents and situation.
Using a holistic approach, our solution is focused on four primary domains:
Mental health treatment
Educational and vocational guidance
Health, nutrition, and wellness
We aggressively pursue three primary outcomes for our participants:
We assess and track progress in our participants using a scientifically developed web-based cognitive enhancement program called My Brain Solutions designed to optimize whole brain functioning through training exercises (games), insights (videos) and tools to track success and real-world goal improvement. My Brain Solutions uses a scientifically validated assessment of brain function that is completed online. A user’s performance is ranked against thousands of age, gender and education matched peers who have also completed the assessment. Scores are calculated in each brain process of Emotion, Thinking, Feeling and Self-Regulation.
Improvements in overall brain functioning enhance all aspects of treatment and make recovery more likely by strengthening a person’s ability to inhibit unwanted behaviors. Studies have shown that users of programs like My Brain Solutions, in combination with current therapies, were:
- more significantly engaged in treatment,
- more committed to treatment,
- reported better long-term outcomes, and
- showed significantly greater improvements in psychological well-being.