1 Where Potential Becomes Reality for the Emerging Adult
2 Way.pointe noun \wā-point\ A point on a journey where The journey to adulthood is not always easy or direct... a traveler can refocus and change course. Our Mission For those times, there s Waypointe aypointe helps young men transition to responsible and engaged adulthood by providing highly individualized care, including expert mental health treatment, personalized educational and vocational guidance, and supported social integration. We strive to help young men better know and appreciate themselves and their talents, take better care of their bodies and mind, become engaged in their community and live with direction and purpose. We aggressively pursue three primary outcomes for our participants: Emotional well-being aypointe is a premier young adult transitional program designed for emerging adult men ages who are experiencing challenges with becoming self-sufficient and finding their purpose, while also struggling with mental illness or co-occurring disorders. As the definition implies, Waypointe serves as an opportunity for the emerging adult man to get refocused and chart a new, more purposeful course for his life. The first young adult treatment program of its kind in New Jersey, Waypointe provides highly individualized care and attention, exceptional clinical treatment, social engagement, educational guidance, and vocational development in a comfortable residential environment. Waypointe serves as an opportunity for the emerging adult man to get refocused and chart a new, more purposeful course for his life. Social engagement Personal productivity Each young man is given the tools to help him find his way, engage his talents and launch into a more meaningful and productive future.
3 The Young Men of Waypointe The Problem... ith increasing frequency, today s youth aypointe serves emerging adult men are less prepared to leave their parents home, ages who have a primary mental succeed in college, live independently and become health diagnosis. These young men have self-supporting adults. Add to that the challenge of managing likely encountered great difficulty leaving mental health symptoms and the prevalence of comorbid substance home and beginning a journey toward abuse, along with the dysfunction that can develop in many family a self-supported life due to their mental systems as a result, and these emerging adults are facing obstacles health symptoms or a lack of adequate that can be at best, hindering; and, at worse, crippling to their preparation (or both). development into a healthy, functioning adult....and the Solution t Waypointe, we offer a comprehensive, wrap around package of services that are uniquely individualized for each young man The Waypointe L.I.G.H.T Model Learning Individualized and his specific needs, talents and situation. Our multi-dimensional program design utilizes evidence based treatment modalities while also drawing significantly on published and recognized models of Guidelines for learning, change and transition. The result Healthy Transition is a cohesive blueprint for the facilitation of a developmental transition to independent young adulthood. Past experiences may include: One or more attempts at employment or college admission without finding the ability to get firmly established. Losing sight of or not being able to fully engage their talents and potential, therefore not finding purpose or direction in life. One or more hospitalizations or unsuccessful outcomes in traditional outpatient settings. The term failure to launch is sometimes used to refer to this dilemma, but at Waypointe we don t see these young adults as failing, but rather struggling to find passion and direction in life. As a result they need a place to stop, reassess, and chart a new course.
4 The Four Domains of Mental Health Treatment Goal is to stabilize symptoms, minimize impairment to functioning, improve treatment compliance, develop emotional well-being, improve coping skills and insight into mental health challenges, and be able to chart new solutions for improved engagement in life. Educational and Vocational Guidance Goal is to connect (or re-connect) with school or vocational interests and needs, provide job preparation, support and coaching, and develop skills for success at school and/or work. Psychosocial Integration Goal is to enhance and mature social skills, expand social awareness and experiences, improve knowledge of self and the surrounding environment, and facilitate obtainment of skills for healthy living at home, school, work and in the community. Nutrition and Wellness Goal is to help develop a mind/ body connection through living a healthy, balanced lifestyle inclusive of a nutritious diet, positive pursuits, exercise, recreation/leisure activities and necessary self care, and teach/ promote progressive independence in daily living. High Intensity MH Treatment transition to... Moderate Intensity MH Treatment transition to... Low Intensity MH treatment Psychiatry Individual Therapy Group Therapy Family Therapy DBT Skill Training Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Art Therapy Pet/Canine Therapy Co-Occuring/Relpase Prevention Shared Decision Making Education & Vocation Development Psycho-Education Evaluation Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) RVCC - Supportive College Entry RVCC - Counseling & Mentoring Weekly Employment Preparation Volunteer Opportunities Practice Employment Opportunity Job Training Job Placement Employment Coaching Social skill development Non-isolated Treatment Model Life Skills Curriculum Daily Life Skills teaching Community Support Groups Personality Assessment Cultural Engagement (NYC/Philadelphia) Recreational Activties (limitless) Community Service Medical Assessment On-site Nursing Smoking Cessation Support Home cooked meals Nutrition Counseling Exercise/Fitness Sports Indoor/Outdoor Recreation Meditation/Yoga/ Mindfullness Spiritual Support
5 Transition Achievement Five Phases of Treatment n Individual Treatment and Transition Plan (ITTP) is developed for each Waypointe participant. Given the individualized nature of our approach and the uniqueness of each young man s needs, the length of stay is flexible and variable. The journey includes four distinct phases, with a fifth phase representing movement to more independent living services. Welcome 1 week Settle In Get Acclimated (peers, staff, house & area) Get Plugged In Parents complete Orientation Getting Started Planning 2-3 weeks Complete Assessments Develop ITTP Develop Goals First Family Group Treatment Initiated PREP & PLANNING Discovery 3-4 months Treatment Progresion Social Engagement Initiation of School or Work Development of Talents & Interests Discovering Possibilities 3-4 months Transition to Outpatient Therapy Set new independence goals Develop Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Work part-time Attend College part time Plan for moving out MOVING FORWARD Family Counseling & Support Program Acitivate Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) School or Work Full time Movement to Independent Living Set new goals Plan level of on-going support Becoming Independent Movement toward Independence t Waypointe, parents, siblings and other vested family members are involved in the process. Based on the unique dynamics and relationships in your family, the team at Waypointe will recommend a plan that not only ensures parent and family involvement, but also help address issues that will better ensure a successful outcome for the Waypointe participant. Family members receive an initial orientation immediately following admission, and then participate in the development of a customized Individual Treatment and Transition Plan. A schedule of regular family sessions will be developed that best meets the family s needs and availability. Waypointe also hosts monthly family workshops which will include an educational and/or therapeutic component and educational workshops facilitated by a variety of regional professionals and experts in the field. These will include multi-family process groups, experiential activities, equine assisted psychotherapy, art therapy and psycho-educational groups and workshops.
6 aypointe is located on the border of picturesque Hunterdon and Somerset counties in a tastefully appointed, 5,000 square foot, European-style manor home, including a private bedroom and bathroom for each participant, a gourmet kitchen, a billiards and game room, a library and TV lounge. With over two acres of property which includes an in-ground pool, Waypointe provides a serene, peaceful setting, and is situated near horse farms and golf courses and in a region with many outdoor recreational opportunities. Situated just 90 minutes from New York City and Philadelphia, this prime location provides convenient access for families and endless recreational and cultural opportunities. Coming to Waypointe or a Waypointe participant, receiving the optimal care and attention begins with the very first inquiry. Our approach is to truly get to know the prospective participant and his family in order to ensure an appropriate match and to design the optimal package of services that best meets the participant s needs. The Waypointe director will personally facilitate this from the start, either by telephone, Skype, and/or personal interview. Both the prospective client and his parent(s) complete an application that not only gathers needed information, but also begins the engagement process. Additionally, contact with the prospective participant s team at home (therapist, psychiatrist, case manager, etc.) will also take place to ensure coordinated care and treatment. To learn more about all that WaypointE offers or to discuss the specific needs of a candidate for the program, please contact us at or call
7 reatful opportun possiblity hope ope success grat grateful opportnossiblity hope su hope success gra rateful opportun possibility hope Waypointe is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. High Focus Centers is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. With over 20 years of experience providing progressive and innovative treatment to adolescents, ope adults and families, success High Focus Centers has earned its reputation as a highly grate respected behavioral healthcare organization.
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