The following represent the Never Too Late Goals:
To meet the physical needs of at risk youth by providing safety, shelter, proper nourishment, opportunity for exercise, clothing and by ensuring access to medical and dental health care.
To meet the emotional needs of at risk youth by providing support, empathy, mentoring (by adults), encouragement and therapy, including psychiatric care when needed.
To meet the educational needs of at risk youth by developing and improving good study skills and academic performance. Reading and math skills will be an important part of each youth’s development.
To meet the social needs of at risk youth by providing diverse opportunities to practice social interactions, providing diverse indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities, and providing mentoring, and coaching. Also by building emotional management skills, communication skills and conflict resolution skills and by teaching about healthy interpersonal relationships including healthy and safe sexual practices.
To meet the intellectual and educational needs of at risk youth through mentoring, appropriate educational assessment and planning including college, tutoring, supporting interests, and exposure to creative and performing arts.
To meet the independent living skills needs of at risk youth by teaching independent and daily living skills and independent living skills through the daily program routine and independent living skills (ILS) classes, and through referrals to other vocational rehabilitation and employment training and internship opportunities.
To meet the spiritual needs of at risk youth by providing them freedom to explore and practice spirituality of choice and means to connect with a chosen spiritual group.
To maintain youth placements and/or successfully transition youth to their identified discharge destination.
The following represents Never Too Late outcome objectives.
1. 85% of placed youth will accomplish a treatment plan goal within 6 months of placement and every six months thereafter as indicated in the utilization and treatment plan review process.
2. 75% of placed youth will demonstrate improved academic performance within one academic year as measured by report cards and school consultations.
3. 100% of placed youth will be equipped with the skills necessary to live independently when they age out of the group home as indicated in the Discharge Summary.
4. 75% of placed youth placed in the home for 6 months or longer shall show clinically significant improvement at discharge compared to the initial placement.
5. 80% of discharged youth placed in the home for 6 months or longer shall show improvement in the level of severity in at least one of the targeted behavior domains at discharge.