The Wellness Quadrants are both the conceptual foundation of Family Restoration Services and its trademark approach to integrated wellness.
Four Principles of Wellness
Please click on each of the quadrants below to explore their meaning and how they can help you change your life.
FRS uses multiple physical and recreational outlets to curb negative behaviors and attitudes in youth. Sports and recreational programs are used prescriptively to address symptoms of behavioral, mood, substance abuse and cognitive disorders. FRS implores an ever expanding offering of community based options to reduce reliance on psychotropic medications and improve social relations with peers and family. These include but are not limited to:
All sporting activities work from an individualized wellness and recovery service plan, (IWRP), which focuses on emotional well-being, substance use, physical fitness, peer and adult relations, improved academic performance, nutritional planning and community engagement. Positive outcomes of this therapeutic, recreational model include increased cognitive ability, greater attention spans, improved communication and social skills, improved problem solving, improved self-esteem, confidence, efficacy and control, improved physical health and fitness.
FRS uses multiple treatment options to support the healthy cognitive functioning of its youth and adult participants. FRS uses prescriptive play and exercise, nutritional planning, bibliotherapy, cognitive behavioral treatment techniques and substance abuse counseling to change negative thinking, improve judgment, decision making and brain functioning for all. The following services:
customizes this approach to stabilize youth in their own homes and communities. Youth and families are assisted to learn alternative ways to manage conflict, stress, anxiety and emotionality by learning new, rational responses and gaining positive outlooks on their future. These interventions help to restructure organic processes behind irrational thoughts and actions to develop more solution focused responses. In addition, families learn specific skills, they can use for the rest of their lives, that recognizes distorted thinking, and encourages realistic exchanges with others, resulting in immediate and long term behavioral success.
FRS embraces spirituality as a reflection of the process of change, to gain better emotional control and to address drug use and other illicit behaviors. FRS supports spiritual awareness by assisting youth to find meaning and direction in their lives. FRS supports youth through their personal journeys to nurture feelings of belonging or connectedness; and their quest for wholeness, hope and harmony. FRS offers several therapeutic solutions that support youth to seek healing from a source that is not physical. These include:
to facilitate a greater connection between the youth, their inner feelings and emotional responses and subsequently with others in the community. FRS also offers youth opportunities to participate in the meditative practice of Yoga. Here, youth learn to self-regulate more effectively in the present. Youth learn to accept love, peace and understanding through pursuit of their own Personal Legends.
FRS focuses on the relationship between food choice, mental health functioning and substance use for all its youth and family participants. The Community Learning Garden was created to teach youth how eating healthy supports emotional stability and improved health. Additionally, each youth participant is afforded monthly opportunities to visit the Garden with their counselors. There, each youth experiences the therapeutic value of gardening by nurturing live plants and produce. FRS counselors provide monthly nutritional facts and healthy recipes to promote health and wellness to all youth and their families. FRS currently offers:
A certified nutritionist is available when poor diet is found to significantly impact the mental or physical health of the youth.