The Xcel Program provides a high quality afterschool program for adolescents with mental health disorders, behavior problems, and delays in social and daily living skills. The curriculum will be based on the specific needs of the group participants and will include such skills as: anger management, stress management, emotional coping, problem solving, social interaction and getting along with others.
Treatment and Services
Each day includes social skills lessons, group behavior management, and Community Development Events (CODE) to help adolescents generalize skills to real life situations.
Good behavior is rewarded using a grade system. Adolescents can advance or drop a grade based on home, school, and group behavior. Participating and practicing skills in all settings will enable participants to earn privileges.
A behavior note will be sent home daily with two specific goals to improve behaviors at home, school, and the community. Goals will be determined together by the adolescent, parents, and therapist. Parents and adolescents will review and sign the behavior note each day to track progress on the goals.
On Fridays during the school year, some members of the XCEL program will meet at Utah Valley University. Adolescents will be able to engage with students on campus to expose them to a variety of different aspects of college.