Day Skills Intervention
The goal of Day Skills Intervention is to reduce recidivism by helping youths acquire the skills to successfully function in their homes, schools, and communities.
The program helps youth to:
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Skills Based Groups: resume writing/interviewing, job applications, finances, meal preparation, and food purchasing. In addition youths can participate in other location-specific programs.
Vocational Training and Certifications: on-site employment skills to include: Microsoft, Serve Safe, Food Handlers, OSHA, Fire Extinguisher, Flagger, and certification for completion of any of the evidence-based groups noted here.
Education: is provided on-site through the local school districts.
Restitution/Work: youth will receive support from staff to pay restitution obligations, or find gainful employment to help youths save funds for future needs such as college or independent living.
Clinical Support: In partnership with the Local Mental Health Authority, DSI provides evidence-based therapy in substance use disorder for acute and ongoing therapeutic needs as indicated by assessment or as defined by the Utah Juvenile Court.
Family Involvement: Day Skills Intervention encourages parents and families to play an active role in treatment through Child & Family Team Meetings, weekly updates and home visits from our staff. We also provide referrals to Families First for ongoing evidence-based family support in the youth’s home where identified.