Elements of an Effective Healing and Recovery Model
The program at VHYTC will contain the following elements, which the research experts agree are the core elements associated with effective youth alcohol and drug Healing and Recovery for Participants. These elements include the following:
- Screening And Comprehensive Assessment:
To ensure an understanding of the full range of issues the Participant and family are experiencing.
- Comprehensive Services:
To address the Participant’s alcohol and drug misuse challenges as well as any, familial, or education challenge, and access to medical care.
- Family involvement:
To have Parent involvement in their child’s Healing and Recovery is encourages and increases the likelihood of a successful Healing and Recovery Journey experience.
- Appropriate Participant-Centred Services:
To offer services and therapies to address the different needs and capabilities of Participants.
To engage and keep Participants in the Healing and Recovery process and to help Participants recognize the value of getting help for their problems.
- Qualified Employees:
To have knowledgeable and experienced employees working with Participants with alcohol and drug challenges, and their families.
- Cultural and Gender Differences:
To have a program that considers, and addresses cultural and gender differences with the Participants.
- Continuing Care:
To support effective programs plan for care after the six  phase Healing and Recovery Journey is completed to ensure the support of a successful long-term Healing and Recovery Journey.
- Data Gathering:
To measure outcomes and success of the program.
- A Non-Judgmental Approach:
To develop as non-judgemental and supportive environment for both Employees and Participants.
- Concurrent Disorders:
To complete a through initial assessment to explore health related concerns [i.e. Self Inflicted Violence (SIV) self-harm, eating disorders etc to confirm and or uncover possible mental health issues that must be initially addressed in treatment and beyond.