That's what we're looking for, right?
Help for kids.
Help for parents.
Help for professionals working to find the right services.
The Messy in Between coaching program gives youth, their parents, and youth-serving professionals the TOOLS to be successful with each of those roles and responsibilities!
Decisions Determine Destiny
The Messy in Between coaching program teaches how to take responsibility for every daily decision by connecting: Identity, Purpose, Core Values, Goal Achievement, Cognitive Behavioral Skills, and Resilience
Strengthening these skills help youth and parents to change destructive behavior patterns and learn to:
CHOOSE productive thoughts - which lead to helpful emotions - that trigger positive actions -- all keys to healthy, rewarding outcomes.
The right help at the right time!
The foundational service that the 13th Judicial District Youth Diversion Program is built on is the coaching program: Messy in Between.
Rather than offering the traditional punitive interventions of the past, we are now able to help kids take a mistake (or many mistakes) and turn the situation into an opportunity to learn lessons that will serve them for the rest of their lives.
Concerns that may prompt referrals to the program include:
- Truancy, School Attendance
- Grades, School Performance
- Family Conflict
- Drug or Alcohol Use
- Criminal Behavior
- Unhealthy Decisions
- Unhealthy Relationships
Youth and parents achieve success through an engaging, triple-threat experience:
Dynamic Educational Content (no boring PowerPoint slides)
Personalized Real-life Activities (to apply what they're learning)
Individual Coaching (8 coaching sessions built in)
Movie scenes, analogies, stories, illustrations, and "Stir it In Challenges" reach students with all learning styles and attention spans.
Coaching helps kids see how to actually USE what they are learning to become the hero of their own story.
- 90 Days
- Student Online Portal: Video Lessons, Personalized Activities
- Parent Online Portal: Video Lessons, Personalized Activities
- Weekly Coaching Calls
- Optional Enrichment Activities
- Lifetime Access to the Resources for ongoing progress
Fear, Doubt, Shame & Blame
Dumbrellas block you from seeing the opportunities that surround you everyday.
Fear-based decisions are crippling. Doubts playing in your head will erode your sense of self-worth. Shame leads to all forms of self-harm. Blame will keep you in victim mode and keep you from playing the hero in your story.
The Diversion coaching program can help kids become more self aware and emotionally intelligent, regardless of the disparities and inequalities of the circumstances that they may be experiencing.
The principles they will learn teach critical cognitive skills for life.
These skills include:
How to own your life by owning your choices.
How to see that your circumstances and your thoughts about those circumstances are not the same thing.
How to recognize emotions you are experiencing.
How to identify the purpose of emotions.
How to choose your emotions by choosing your thoughts.
How to assess your own well-being and make improvements.
How to connect the dots to between your future dreams and your thoughts and actions today.
Once these skills are learned, we see the world differently.
We see opportunities we couldn't see before.
And we understand and believe that any change really is possible.
How to Make Chocolate Milk
It's pretty easy to attend a class.
If it's a good class, it's even easy to pay attention.
If it's a really good class, then it's not even hard to take notes or pass a few quizzes about what you're learning.
But - has that information changed your life with a few notes or quizzes??
Information doesn't change our lives unless we
STIR IT IN!
It's Gonna Get Messy!
Goals. Decisions. Preparation. Plans.
What day do most people quit on a new goal?
It's Day 2.
Why is that?
You'll learn in The Messy in Between program, but here's a hint:
it's all in your head!
A good thing about COVID - most kids know all about online classes.
A bad thing about COVID - most kids hate online classes.
Truth: Most online education programs are boring.
Good News: MiB lessons are NOT. They inlcude stories, videos, movie clips, analogies, and interactive activities that make the lessons come to life.
The Messy in Between online format eliminates barriers to services:
Transportation needs = Eliminated
Schedule conflicts = Eliminated
Waiting for the next "round" of groups to start = Eliminated
COVID restrictions = Irrelevant
Personal - One to one coaching calls give kids a safe space to ask questions and receive guidance about how to reach their individual goals by choosing what to focus on next.
Real Life Application - Youth learn to "Stir it In" and apply what they're learning after every single lesson.
No Transportation Required!
Zoom sessions allow kids to be coached from just about anywhere using their phone, tablet, or computer.
Kids are coached about how to stay out of victim mentality and tap into the power of personal accountability