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Is It Easy to Change at Your Mission?


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- from First Things First by Michael Liimatta, AGRM, 1995

This presentation is part of City Vision College course CVC 306 Residential Recovery Programs.

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Is It Easy to Change at Your Mission?

  1. 1. Is it Easy to Change at Your Rescue Mission? Michael Liimatta, Director of Education Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
  2. 2. Well organized Program <ul><li>Addiction-specific topics, along with Bible. </li></ul><ul><li>Well-defined phases through which participants progress - residents must attain specific recovery-oriented goals, as contained in their written recovery plans, if they are to move into advanced stages. </li></ul><ul><li>Help program participants to recognize their progress and celebrate with them over it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Staff Responsibilities <ul><li>Help your client accurately evaluate his options and to see progress - establish &quot;benchmarks&quot; for measuring growth </li></ul><ul><li>Help your client develop new personal and social resources which will contribute to a positive life style. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your client access needed resources that have been identified for himself. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Staff Responsibilities <ul><li>Determine what your client's needs are. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your client to identify these needs for himself. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your client reduce denial of the drug problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify resources in the community which may address those needs for the client which may not be addressed at the program </li></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Responsibilities <ul><li>We succeed when we are no longer needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Model a healthy godly lifestyle. Be an example in word and deed of the principles you hope the client to adopt. </li></ul><ul><li>Help the client to learn to walk with the Lord on his own; listening to his conscience, personal prayer and Bible study, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Factors <ul><li>Real Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized Attention - goals and objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Every Activity has Therapeutic Value </li></ul>
  7. 7. Programmatic Factors <ul><li>Well-organized program “ Planned, organized, and systematic delivery of services – using both internal and external resources– with the goal of meeting the unique needs of each individual.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental Factors <ul><li>Drug Free </li></ul><ul><li>Stable - Clearly communicated rules and policies </li></ul><ul><li>Orderly </li></ul><ul><li>Segregated </li></ul><ul><li>Emotionally Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Confidential </li></ul>