Basic Skills Training services are rehabilitative mental health services aimed to improve cognitive and behavioral impairments with of the overall goal of restoring the youth to their highest level of social functioning. The interventions are conducted by a trained Eagle Quest Specialist in a one-on-one environment both in the client’s home and in a variety of social settings. Basic Skills Training teaches the client age-appropriate behaviors and skills that the client lacks through a variety of interventions, such as modeling, positive reinforcement, and more.
Basic Skills Training includes interventions in the following categories:
Basic Living and Self-Care Skills: Recipients learn how to manage their daily lives, recipients learn safe and appropriate behaviors.
Social Skills: Recipients learn how to identify and comprehend the physical, emotional and interpersonal needs of others—recipients learn how to interact with others.
Communication Skills: Recipients learn how to communicate their physical, emotional and interpersonal needs to others—recipients learn how to listen and identify the needs of others.
Parental Training: Parental training teaches the recipient’s parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) BST techniques. The objective is to help parents continue the recipient’s RMH care in home and community based settings. Parental training must target the restoration of recipient’s cognitive and behavioral mental health impairment needs. Parental training must be recipient centered.
Organization and Time Management skills: Recipients learn how to manage and prioritize their daily activities.
Transitional Living Skills: Recipients learn necessary skills to begin partial-independent and/or fully independent lives.