Onward Transitions' evidence-based autonomous model is designed to address the particular challenges and needs of emerging adulthood, as defined by Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, built upon a context of Practice and Outcomes drawn in part on The Search Institute’s Developmental Relationships Framework.
Every member of Onward Transitions completes individual written goals which are assessed regularly. In order to help our young adult members conceptualize and reach their independent living goals, individual immediate, 2 and 5-year plans are developed with us. During the process of day to day living we provide case management and a variety of direct services to help members achieve their goals, in real time. Weekly group therapy rotates through the following themes.
Each individual plan highlights the following categories:
AUTONOMY to IDENTITY
- Members successfully inherit an increasing amount of responsibility for the planning and management of their lives and strengthen their sense of capability and identity.
DETERMINATION to RESILIENCE
- Members delve into and manage the challenges and pressures of their adult world while building healthy coping strategies to thrive and succeed in future trying situations.
ORGANIZATION to RESPONSIBILITY
- Members strengthen their ability to structure and follow-through with attending to their major needs and finer details
REFLECTION to STABILITY
- Members practice the ability to observe themselves and think about how in turn, others observe them as a means of maintaining Intra and interpersonal stability.
PLANNING to MOMENTUM
- Members conceptualize long and short-term plans for themselves to help build greater momentum in moving forward with the various aspects of their lives.
BALANCE to HARMONY
- Members practice managing the balance between work and recreation and achieve greater harmony in their lives.
CONNECTION to BELONGING
- Members build on social practices to strengthen their familial, peer, professional and community connections to foster an enhanced sense of belonging to various “tribes” in their world.