Life Skills Development

Learning how to live better independent lives

Decision Point Center's Life Skills Development helps clients learn the skills of healthy independent living and establish the positive behaviors that will serve them long into the future. Oftentimes, the skills needed to shop for and prepare nutritious meals, take care of our homes and personal hygiene may need to be rethought or simply followed regularly to regain a sense of control and self-respect. But other crucial life skills such as financial literacy and interviewing techniques are often completely overlooked in today's test-focused school curriculums. Decision Point provides a wide range of life skills to ensure that our clients have the ability to live healthier, happier independent lives whether returning home or starting a new life after therapy.

Life Skills Development Therapy Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Activities of daily living such as cooking and food preparation, washing of clothes and dishes, and maintaining a clean environment
  • Financial literacy including debt reduction and management, balancing accounts, and even investment counseling
  • Resume writing and job seeking skills
  • A professional nutritionist can be made available if clients require specific nutritional care
  • Giving group presentations and discussions
  • Writing skills
  • Cooperation
  • Trust-building
  • Decision-making
  • Positive risk taking
  • Expression and resolution of feelings
  • Self-esteem and confidence building
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership skills
  • Physical exercise