RSN’s Individual Skill Building program consists of up to 26 weeks of individual support focused on building skills in the 8 dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual as defined by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The program utilizes evidence-based peer support methods designed to create a safe and resilient space for young people to center their needs and build agency while increasing their engagement with self, school, and community. RSN’s program employs specially trained mentors – Allies, and peer support workers with lived experience related to substance use, mental health challenges and/or justice involvement – who help participant’s in goal recognition, setting, planning, and achievement in any, or all of the eight dimensions of wellness. During this process, RSN mentors act as motivator and cheerleader, ally and confidant, role model, problem solver, resource broker, and advocate for participants.
RSN also facilitates Group Skill Building within schools and other youth-serving organizations. The 1 hour, 8 week group is co-facilitated by our specially trained mentors and focuses on supporting youth in developing healthy relationships, positive coping strategies, positive identity, and positive engagement in the community. Click here to view the Group Skill Building curriculum.
For Individual Skill building, please submit the referral form (above) or reach out directly to RSN Participant Program Manager Jeremy Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 984-777-5282 to refer a youth, or to schedule a group.