Financial Skills Development
One of the “core” elements of the New Directions multi-disciplinary treatment model, is the financial component. According to Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D., this piece is often “an underemphasized necessity when it comes to a young adult’s transition to independence.” Our innovative model incorporates this important financial component. Our young adult clients meet with their financial counselor weekly to help achieve their previously identified budgetary goals. New Directions assists parents in setting up financial accounts (with unrelated parties) with the objective of facilitating our integrated financial system.
As the clients we work with demonstrate increased responsibility, our financial and therapeutic staff work closely together to coordinate our step down multi-disciplinary approach. Our financial staff also help to teach the budgetary skills necessary to be independent.