Life Skills Program for Young Adults from Utah

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At The Crossroads (ATC) is a premier Life Skills Program helping struggling young adults from Utah with Independent Living Skills for the transition to adulthood. The top Life skills training programs in Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah, ATC accepts young adults from all over the country. Many young men and women from Utah 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 Utah, 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 Utah 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!

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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 Utah 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 Utah. 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 Utah, 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 Utah

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)

Utah State Parent Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah (NAMI-UT) - NAMI started in 1979 and since then they have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and enhance the lives of those who are affected by mental illness and their families, through support, education, and advocacy in the state of Utah.

Utah Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health (DSAMH) - The Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) was established as the State of Utah’s mental health and substance abuse specialist. The charge of DSAMH is simple: to cultivate health, hope and healing while managing the publicly subsidized therapy and prevention policies.

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What you can expect here At The Crossroads is a sympathetic and professional staff, who are devoted to helping not only your child in need, but also the entire family. An At The Crossroads advocate is standing by for your call. Reach us at (866) 439-0354.