New Perspectives
New Perspectives

Apr 23, 2008, 16:01

Klamath Falls, Oregon
Mona Treadway, Co-Owner/ Admissions Director

Dragonfly Transitions is a transitional living program for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 24, who struggle with motivation and the ability to gain and sustain employment or have self destructive and self-harming behaviors.

Dragonfly is licensed by the Oregon State Office for Services to Children and Families, is bonded and insured and is certified as an Outfitter/Guide through the Oregon State Marine Board. Dragonfly has been a member of the National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) since 2005. Glenn White, Co-Founder/ Co-Owner, is the Program Director, with a BS degree in Education and Outdoor Recreation, and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. Mona Treadway, MSW, has a Masters in Social Work, a BA in Human Development and she, too, is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

The program is divided into three phases: acceptance, consistency and effort, and independence/ future planning, all of which the students move through at their own pace. Individualized Treatment Plans are designed for each individual that include group counseling, focusing on communication skills, dating and intimacy, personal safety and situational interactions. Relapse prevention plans are designed for those with substance addictions, in addition to attending AA/NA meetings.

All students are encouraged to complete high school and continue their education at the post-secondary level. Klamath Falls offers a variety of educational options for students including Klamath Community College, Oregon Institute of Technology and a college of Cosmetology.

[The information for this New Perspective came from the Dragonfly Transitions, Inc. website.]

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