Quality Youth Services works closely with the Utah Department of Human Services' Child and Family Services (DCFS) and the Utah Department of Juvenile Justice (JJS). We work hard to improve the lives of the children, youth, and their families we work with.
We work for youth and families, and we conscientiously try to do what works for kids the first time. We offer a team approach to focus on the entire system. This programming includes individual, family, and group therapy, medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation services, and other skills groups. We also provide mentoring and tracking for the youth in our care.
We apply a multisystemic approach to the youth we work with. We focus on treating the whole person within the system they live when possible.
Likewise, we provide Foster/Proctor Care as well as a Transition to Adult Living (TAL) program for our youth.
STATE OF UTAH
The QYS Transition to Adult Living (TAL) program is designed with your young adult in mind. The programming is designed for male and female youth ages 17-21 who are transitioning out of a residential care setting. The youth who work best in the program have a desire to move out on their own or have a desire to continue educational success through the local university or technology school settings. If your youth has shown low motivation, addiction to technology and gaming, or seems to struggle with activities of daily living, then this program may be a great fit.
QYS offers structured apartment settings within licensed foster homes. The youth are required to work through three phases towards successful completion of the program. QYS Transition to Adult Living is a six-month program designed to motivate, teach skills, and help youth see success in independent living settings. We have found that once success is achieved in a structured environment, it is very quickly transferred to an apartment or dorm setting in the community. QYS offers full on-site and in-home clinical services to assist and support the youth. We have seen that when the adolescents in our program step down from residential environments, they can have psychiatric medication to continue, a wish to complete their therapeutic work, and a desire to have the familiar structure of the previous setting. Our staff is highly trained to monitor for signs of relapse, increased anxiety or depression, fear of moving forward independently, and the act of self-sabotage. QYS also offers tutoring services to assist in educational pursuits, as well as mentoring groups and classes to help guide the direction of success.
ETC is a program that is designed to help your youth:
Engage in healthy thoughts and behaviors while reducing unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
Teach you how to help them stay focused and when to intervene.
Change behaviors that led to intervention.
As a basic guideline, ETC-1 youth will receive weekly individual/family psychoeducational sessions based on healthy lifestyles over the course of six to eight weeks. We use a basic sex education curriculum developed within the clinical department focusing on appropriately defining healthy human sexuality, consent, and encouraging open discussion within the family of sexual terms, safety, limits, and how to monitor effectively. This is delivered in individual and family therapy settings including a parent support/education group. As a basic guideline, the ETC-2 program uses a few different clinical intervention methods based on client profile; CBT-TR, Seeking Safety, Road-maps, CBT based cycle, and life plan. The ETC program can be completed in four to six months using individual, family therapy, parent group, and group therapy if appropriate. We offer a parent support/education group online twice per month as a supportive forum to explore and effect dynamic factors that lead to unhealthy behaviors you will get a schedule and directions to connect at your youth’s first therapy session.