The Youth Expedition Program is an intensive after-school outpatient program intended for youth (12-18) with behavior, mental health, and/or substance use needs. Individuals attend group sessions that include psychoeducational subjects, psychosocial rehabilitation skills, individual and family therapy sessions, and coaching with a Family Peer Support Specialist
Services are FREE for residents of Salt Lake County and transportation assistance can be provided for those in the area.
The program operates Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:30 pm during the school year, with extended hours during the summer, and offers drug/alcohol testing on-site.
Along with an individual therapist, your team includes psychiatric providers who help with assessments and medications.
Most of the youth in this program have experienced trauma, and our specially trained staff address these unique and sensitive issues.
Treatment teams can address co-occurring addictions or issues present.
Follow this link to make a referral.
Family Peer Support Specialists are here to help parents/guardians with problem-solving skills, coping skills, and life skills. The goal is to teach parents/guardians the skills that are also being taught in the program, to promote an overall healthy lifestyle.
FPSS do in-home services at least once per week, but are available for parents/guardians to reach out to for support. Because parent/guardian involvement is one of the key elements to long-term recovery, the once-per-week in-home meeting is mandatory.
Yes, the Youth Expedition Program utilizes a multi-dimensional assessment.
Our diagnosing criteria comes from the DSM-5 and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). We also provide assessment tools to measure client progress and safety, such as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (CSSRS), Beck's Anxiety and Depression, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and the Youth Outcome Questionnaire (YOQ).
Yes, we require clients and their guardians to participate in weekly to bi-weekly family therapy sessions.
The program is designed to be successfully completed within 3-4 months. In-home services may be continued for an additional month or two if needed.
It's free for any Salt Lake County students.