Yes We Can Youth Clinics is truly a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. Like we promise in our treatment video, we will be there for your child, for you and for the rest of the family, right by your side, listening and helping. Unconditionally. Like we did for thousands of other 13 to 25 year olds and their families before you. Our treatment team will do everything it takes to help realise permanent change. Both fellows and parents/carers will learn everything they need to know about the nature and impact of their behaviour. The future will be discussed extensively. How to plan, spend and use your time? What are the goals in life? What to do when facing difficulties? Together we will search for answers during a highly intensive 10-week programme.
Sports and Outdoor Activities
Besides the many group and individual therapy sessions, fellows will challenge their own capabilities by participating in intensive daily sports and outdoor activities. These activities focus on responsibility, respect, setting personal boundaries, discipline and team-building. Our teens and young adults practice their social skills and learn to develop new close friendships. In addition, they learn to recognise self-destructive patterns. Through various challenging activities, participating in group and intensive individual therapy sessions, fellows strengthen their sense of self-esteem and their self-destructive behaviour will gradually disappear.
The unique aspect of Yes We Can Youth Clinics is the combination of intensive therapy, sports and outdoor activities. Structure is provided constantly, in a personal, warm manner in which our fellows discover the nature of their behavioural problems. Group sessions are organised in the morning and individual sessions in the afternoon, supplemented by sports and outdoor activities. Every week, experts by experience are invited to share their life stories. These stories, which can be intense and powerful, inspire our fellows to think, reflect and face the consequences of their behaviour. Fellows also are responsible for domestic chores, always supervised by one or more members of staff. Every evening ends with an end-of-day closing ceremony. This ritual is used to end and evaluate the day programme and to communicate the programme for the next day. Daily multi-disciplinary meetings ensure that the youth coaches are also fully aware of our fellows’ development and progress. The sports and outdoor activities have a therapeutic significance, so progress also is reported daily to the entire team.