Group Name Description
Intro, First 3-14 days - This is the intake group. This is the first phase of the program. This phase will last as long as it takes the youth to accept their circumstances and experience some sort of breakthrough. Following this phase the youth receives a treatment plan before moving to the next level. This phase is also considered the Cub phase.
- Cub: young untamed, irrational animals of various species, as in the badger, wolf, and lion. A cub has minimal control over their general situation and minimal ability to make decisions on their own.
- Badger: an animal that hunts alone. Scavenges for food. May hide in a hole to avoid uncomfortable situations. Is tough and stands up for itself.
- Coyote: a coyote is a resourceful animal that scavenges for its food. A coyote will often run when faced with an uncomfortable situation. Coyotes have a strong desire to survive.
- Wolf: a wolf is resourceful, tough, and willing to work in a group. Wolves work in packs and take care of their own. Wolves are willing to face and fight larger opponents. They will fight against adversity.
- Lion: a lion is confident, strong, and takes care of it’s own. They also live and hunt in groups and families called a pride. They are at the top of their environment. They will not run from uncomfortable situations. They face them with confidence and poise. Continue reading . . .