Occupational Skills Training For Young Adults in Alaska
At The Crossroads (ATC) is an employment training program for both men and women, ages 18-26. ATC’s complete, in-depth occupational skills training program prepares young men and women from Alaska to make important life decisions that are proactive and potent. We know from experience that when this occurs, the resident will then advance into adulthood with extremely solid groundwork and focused purpose. The students will live in an organized, therapeutic atmosphere that is deliberate for vocational training and internship. The model here at ATC combines clinical treatment, vocational preparation, emotional growth, recovery, and life skills development. The staff here At The Crossroads does these clinical models in a sympathetic and compassionate environment that encourages self-discovery and independence.
One thing that any parent from Alaska should know is that ATC’s occupational skills training takes place in a tenable home located in beautiful St. George, Utah. While your loved one is here, he or she can attend the local college, acquire a job, and ultimately learn to take care of themselves and their personal necessities as any stable, successful adult would. Here at ATC, we offer the foremost employment training programs for struggling young adults from Alaska. Direction from our professionally trained educators, substance abuse treatment counselors, life coaches, and licensed therapists, our students will gain the practical life skills necessary to succeed.
Please feel free to contact At The Crossroads's admissions department for more information regarding enrollment, tuition, and academics at (866) 439-0354. We have helped many troubled young adults from Alaska in the past.
Vocation Training For Young Adults from Alaska
Parents of young men and women that are in need of “hands-on” work training should know that ATC has a branded therapy organization called the “Pathways model.” The Pathways model, here At The Crossroads, is a young adult internship program based on peer support and professional life coaching. ATC’s vocation skills training program is an “experiential” process where the intern is dedicated to serving not only his or her interest, but the best interest of their peers as well. Your loved one will learn to take personal responsibility for the choices they make, and our staff will take part in holding them accountable as well. As you will see, the transformation of your loved one will be nothing less than miraculous.
Internship Programs For Young Adults From Alaska
At The Crossroads, we know that our students must have confidence restored. We have seen that in order for struggling young men and women from Alaska to emerge from their present existence, they must be empowered and built up. One of the primary objectives of our staff is to instill a feeling within our residents that they "have what it takes." At the same time, in order for struggling young adults to actually succeed on a more permanent level, the student must do the work for themselves. This understanding of what causes young adults to experience “failure to launch” is what sets ATC apart from other internship programs and employment training for young adults.
A core element of our “Pathways” curriculum requires a commitment of t least nine months in order to fully complete. A primary Life Coach/Mentor will be assigned to each student upon enrolling in the ATC program. This professional will be responsible for the monitoring each resident as the student progresses through the pathways program. The Program Director of ATC will serve as a liaison between the student's families and the staff members. The director will provide residents with suitable opportunities for the development of their training, their daily living skills, their personal growth, and overall success in the ATC program.
What ATC’s Occupational Skills Program Entails For Young Adults from Alaska
These opportunities for the development include expert assistance in resume development, mock interviews and feedback from local business leaders, staff monitoring of job performance, personal financial training, and an understanding of how to build/improve their individual credit.
Below is a list of the frequent diagnoses that we specialize in here At The Crossroads. If you see that your loved one suffers from one or more of the following, you should consider calling one of our family advocates right away:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Adjustment Disorder
- Alcohol Use Disorder
- Cannabis Use Disorder
- Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
To reach the family advocates of At The Crossroads, please call (866) 439-0354.
Mental Health Resources for Parents in Alaska
Division of Behavioral Health - The Division of Behavioral Health is committed to improving the overall quality of Alaskan lives. The continuum of care represents a dedication to mitigating risk of behavioral health with prevention and early intervention. The Division ensures Alaskans get adequate help at the most economical level of care feasible, while acknowledging that the most acute and chronic conditions require intensive psychological treatment.
Mental Health Consumer Web - Funded by the Division of Behavioral Health and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, The Mental Health Consumer Web’s projects and services are completely free. The Mental Health Consumer Web is the only behavioral health consumer driven "drop-in" engagement center in Anchorage.
Important facts that parents should know..
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Young adults often test parents to see if they will over-react, before they trust them with their biggest concerns. So when your kid comes to you with bad news, take a deep breath and stay calm so that you can listen instead of yelling and getting mad, which completely shuts down the conversation.
Daily Quotes To Live By:
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." Jack Layton
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." C. S. Lewis
"For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." Steve Jobs
When Young Adults From Alaska Fail To Launch Successfully
Here At The Crossroads, we recognize that one circumstance doesn't apply to all families. Because of this, we are committed to the supervision of each child's requirements, and we do this with precision and care. Call At The Crossroads today at (866) 439-0354.