The Insight Intensive program comprises three distinct phases that work to assess, enhance and integrate individualized goals and objectives—ultimately arriving at an effective and practical Life Plan. With the help of a thorough pre-enrollment evaluation, an earlier visit to our location, and an interview with the mentoring team, each individual is able to receive appropriate and effective guidance to make their intentions a reality.
This phase begins upon arrival and is meant to introduce the individual to his new physical and social environments. The participant is introduced to a Home Group, which is a small group of peers who have already adjusted to the structure of the program and who will serve as role models. After the participant has had time to acclimate, he and his primary mentor begin to take stock of life’s prior challenges and successes. Together, they assess where he is now and where he would like to be. The participant is supported to develop an awareness and understanding of his personal capabilities and desires so that he can apply this information as he envisions his future and creates his Life Plan.
Participants move to this phase after they have completed all of the orientation assessments and personal interviews with their primary mentor. In this phase a participant begins to demonstrate a significant degree of personal ownership and commitment to the process of creating their Life Plan and the skills that are necessary and need further development. At this point, the participant is encouraged to demonstrate his capacity for positive involvement in the community. He begins to grow his leadership skills by doing things like planning community events and activities, leading group discussions, and responsibly addressing interpersonal issues that arise. During this phase the participant and his primary mentor identify concrete objectives. The individual is now actively engaged in his personal Life Plan.
In this phase, the participant has developed and taken demonstrable ownership of his skill set and potential. Also in this phase, the participant has adapted the necessary skills to achieve his goals in life. Along with his primary mentor, his peers, family and staff, he will have developed a clear plan and fostered his confidence that the life he desires is genuinely within reach.
During this phase the individual will develop a formal post-program plan articulating specific details that will result in a positive transition. Examples included in this plan are continuing education options, vocational training, employment, housing, and some form of continued coaching. In this manner, the participant is able to apply indefinitely the advancements he made at Insight Intensive.
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