Young Adult Program
Uinta’s Young Adult Program serves young women ages 18-21 who are having problems transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. Many of these girls are struggling to finish high school, or even if they have graduated, are struggling to find their place in an adult world. These young women want to be independent, but lack the skills, insight, and boundaries needed to navigate society as an autonomous adult. In the Young Adult program, the young women are challenged to take responsibility for their lives, gain insight into what stands in the way of progress, and work toward goals of independence and future success.
The Uinta Academy Young Adult Program offers clinical sophisticated individual, family, and group therapy specific to the needs of an emerging adult.
Each young adult participates in developing an individualized plan for achievement that includes academic goals, independent living goals, social skills development, and insight development. A girl’s plan may involve obtaining a high school diploma or GED, taking classes at the local college or tech school, taking on-line college courses, getting a job, or doing service work in the community. As young women practice new skills and achieve success in these activities, their increased confidence will help them soar toward their goals and aspirations.
Understanding Their True Identity
As with all young adults, these women want to be independent, but lack the skills, insight, and boundaries needed to navigate society.
The therapies offered at the Young Adult Program help the young adult to find out who she is as a person, and guide her into understanding her true identity. The key to each young women’s success is to help her gain the insight and confidence that she can carry into life as she launches into the world. As the young adult learns who she is, her success will grow exponentially and the benefits of her hard work will be manifested in her personal, professional, and social relationships.
The young adult learns what is important in her life, so as she leaves Uinta Academy, she will feel the greatest sense of accomplishment, which helps her grow into the adult who she truly wants and deserves to be.