Youth Services

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Community Based Therapy Services

Passages’ Master level peer professionals will help you navigate mental health challenges and life stress by developing a therapeutic relationship grounded in the belief that recovery from serious mental illness can and does occur. Our professionals understand your struggles with mental health challenges based on their own lived experience. Passages’ therapeutic services are based on the principles of recovery which are: respect, hope, individualized service plans, strengths, self-determination, non-linear healing, empowerment, peer support and responsibility. Our therapists deliver services where you are most comfortable whether that be your home, a community setting, or our office- the decision is yours. Let us guide you on your recovery journey.

 

Targeted Case Management

TCM services consist of assisting an enrolled child’s family or a youth, who is struggling with complex mental health needs such as involvement in several systems (i.e., mental health /special /legal system) or transitioning from institutional care by utilizing a wraparound approach to coordinating services and strengthening connections to natural supports and life in the community.

 

Youth Peer Support

Youth meet one-on-one with someone who has experienced similar challenges. Meetings are informal—you might play hoops or play a board game—with a focus on listening, sharing, coping skills, and strategies for success. It’s a time to talk with someone who cares, understands and takes you seriously.

 

Youth CHAT

Youth CHAT (Conversations about Health, Associations, and Trust) provides youth 13-19 currently enrolled in Passages Family Support with a safe place to vent their frustrations, ideas, and experiences with a group of peers they can relate to. Youth CHAT is a great way to meet new friends. Free food and fun are provided at every meeting. Meetings are staffed by a Passage’s Peer Counselor but are led and directed by youth for youth. Youth choose the topics and many of the activities. All youth are required to abide by an agreed upon set of group rules to assure everyone feels welcome and safe.

 

Youth N’ Action 

Youth N’ Action provides a voice to at risk young people, ages 14-21, in Washington State.

Who can participate?

Anyone from age 14-24 with involvement in systems that serve youth and their family members (such as siblings within the same age range) or those simply interested in improving the health of their communities!

What do we do?

Friendship building, trainings, advocacy, opportunities, service projects, leadership development, team building, and more!

YN’A’s Facebook Page

 

WRAP

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is an eight week recovery workshop held at Passages. It offers help for people facing mental health challenges and for those who care about them. Child care can be arranged, but you must call ahead to register for the workshop.

Topics Include:

Empowerment & Responsibility

The Importance of Education

Developing a Wellnes Recovery Action Plan

Taking Preventative Action Early

Diet, Light, & Excersize

Changing Negative Thoughts to Positive Thoughts

 

Kidz Club

Children ages 6-12 receiving services at Passages will learn to: Develop healthy coping mechanisms, increase social skills, recognize healthy boundaries, improve self-care and have FUN with peers.

Prerequisite for attendance:   Please speak with your Passages’ direct service provider, if you are interested in having your child attend Kidz Club.   Parents need not attend Kidz Club with their enrolled child but are always welcome. Childcare is not provided to siblings of enrolled child. 

 

THUMBS UP

Thumbs Up is a therapeutic group for children ages 6-12 and will focus on socialization and developing coping skills, positive communication skills, and problem solving skills.  The group will use ACT, Solution Focused, Play Therapy and Mindfulness techniques. 

Each session will include practicing mindfulness skills to help manage symptoms and communication or socialization exercises to help children better manage their interaction with others.  A portion of each session will be open play therapy, where the children interact and problem solve with each other. 

 

CHOICE

CHOICE is a therapeutic group for youth ages 13-19, offering Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques to motivate and cultivate recovery.  Choice is person centered with an emphasis on hope, sense of self, safety, and positive peer interactions to foster healthy social development. Choice will focus on identifying problems common among peers, decision balancing, coping, identifying goals, behavior change, communication, conflict resolution, and self-advocacy.

 

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