Track: Young People’s Lodge, is an intensive therapeutic campus-based treatment program for adolescents experiencing significant emotional and behavioural challenges. The program provides a trauma-informed, relationally rich milieu with an emphasis on socioemotional skill acquisition, community participation, and connection to natural supports and culture.
Track: Young Peoples Lodge, typically supports youth between the ages of 12-17 with significant mental health and/or behavioural challenges.
Youth may be referred to the program to address a wide range of presenting concerns including, but not limited to: self-harm, suicidality, addiction, substance use, sexual exploitation, running away and/or aggression. Some youth also have involvement with the criminal justice system. Typically, youth present with a level of cognitive and adaptive functioning that indicates a favourable transition route to lesser intensive settings upon discharge.
Through the provision of individualized and clinically-informed treatment, Track: Young Peoples Lodge, aims to transition adolescents experiencing significant mental health and behavioural challenges from a period of risk and instability to one of safety, connection, and increased independence in their community.
Both the Neurosequential Model (NM) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) serve as complementary frameworks through which the therapeutic milieu and clinical participation are informed and implemented. Within the program, NM is utilized to facilitate a developmentally sensitive, trauma-informed, neurobiological understanding of a youth’s history and present functioning.
DBT is utilized to facilitate socioemotional skill development in the areas of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Although they are distinct therapeutic frameworks, NM and DBT are complementary in the sense that many of the DBT skills are designed to assist young people in modulating their nervous system arousal and ability to interact effectively with their environment.
Track: Young People’s Lodge (Formerly TRACC) is a managed – referral program
Please note: Track: Young People’s Lodge is accessed through Calgary Region Children’s Services.