Life Skills Program for Young Adults from Alaska

ATC - Student feeling optimistic going through transformation at independent living program

At The Crossroads (ATC) is a premier Life Skills Program helping struggling young adults from Alaska with Independent Living Skills for the transition to adulthood. The top Life skills training programs in Alaska typically focus on helping struggling young adults between the ages of 18 to 25. These young people are experiencing self-defeating behaviors that are preventing them from successfully transitioning into adulthood. Comprehensive, in-depth programs, like At The Crossroads, offer life skill training designed to prepare young adult men and women to make positive life decisions. Parents, if you have an adult child from Alaska who is struggling to launch, call At The Crossroads (ATC) at (866) 439-0354. Our job is to coach you regarding your next step.

Although At The Crossroads may be located outside the state of Alaska, ATC accepts young adults from all over the country. Many young men and women from Alaska have chosen to relocate to our location in Southern Utah to attend ATC, and successfully learn the life skills necessary to make the transition to adulthood. We are located in the perfect place to "take time out" to learn the essential life skills needed to be self-supporting successful adults. If you are set on finding an Independent living program in Alaska, we can assist you in making a recommendation.

Unfortunately, sometimes vital Life preparation skills needed by young men and women entering adulthood were not acquired during adolescence. Young people in this category may have learned by "trial and error", with devastating effects. "Life skills" refer to the skills every adult needs in order to live a "quality life." Life skills are intended to guide us in living functional lives, where we accomplish our dreams and live up to our full potential. If your young adult from Alaska requires life skill development, then consider contacting ATC.

Take action now and give At The Crossroads a call at (866) 439-0354. We can help!

Center for Independent Living Alaska

Life Skill Training Programs, such as At The Crossroads, typically include personal development training. This type of training involves effective communication skills, interpersonal skills (anger management and dealing with stress), time management, personal appearance, and money management. Money management is a significant issue. It usually includes skills training on credit building, proper use of "credit" (best practices), paying monthly bills on time, managing a checking account and saving money.

ATC - Students seeking education at independent living home for young adultsAnother important life skill is the ownership of personal property, as an automobile (this typically includes maintenance of cars and insurance). What's more are the personal life skills such as, medical and health insurance, signing a lease for an apartment or home, and picking the right roommates. In addition, there is job preparedness, finding and keeping a job, creating resumes, job interview practice, career guidance, and paying taxes and filing tax returns. ATC clients receive these types of training and more.

What about education?

It takes skill to apply to college and get financial aid. You have to be patient, tenacious, and thorough. A college experience can change the direction of one's life. To fail to attend college due to a failure to navigate the application process would be sad. In addition, good students learn to balance the demands of school, work, and social activities. We teach "balance" in all aspects of life to the clients of ATC. Is your young adult able to apply to college and balance academics and social activities? If not, consider the ATC program as the place for him or her to learn these skills.

Additionally, there are more life skills that are important to learn... shopping for groceries, cooking, learning about good nutrition, physical fitness, and balancing social events with obligations and responsibilities. Finally, there is creating/managing a budget for expenses, such as rent, food, utilities, clothing, recreation. Students from Alaska can come to ATC and learn these skills and return home to flourish.

Transitional Living Program & Life Skills Training

At The Crossroads is a therapeutic Transitional Living facility with programs for struggling young adults coming Alaska. Our services are designed to teach life skills and personal growth through a combination of education, restructuring, and therapeutic intervention. At The Crossroads provides behavioral and emotional counseling as well as academic support with opportunities to work. We reinforce self-discipline and build self-respect while developing a positive self-image.

We are aware that in order for our program to have a positive impact we must help our clients get the vocational training they need. With this in mind, we work with every young adult in our program to help them attain the unique professional training required to meet their specific career goals.

Parents in Alaska, if you are seeking professional help for your adult child, please know that they can soon be on their way to recovery by attending At The Crossroads. It is our recommendation that you consider sending your adult child to Utah.

To put it frankly, our program changes lives, and it works. For this reason, our location is the last thing you should consider. As a matter of fact, part of the reason we are successful is that we are located in a safer nurturing place than the environment in which our young adults hale from.

If your adult son or daughter has not achieved the independent lifestyle, they are capable of living, ATC is the answer. We recommend that you do not wait until his or her situation has become so bad that it can't be restored. If your child and family have suffered, and you are desperate, contact us.

Please call At The Crossroads at (866) 439-0354 to speak to our Admissions Specialist and start on a path of restored hope with life skills training through therapeutic transitional living. We can help!

More resources for parents of troubled young adults from Alaska

Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

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.

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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.