The  Xcel Program provides a high quality afterschool program for adolescents with mental health disorders, behavior problems, and delays in social and daily living skills.  The curriculum will be based on the specific needs of the group participants and will include such skills as:  anger management, stress management, emotional coping, problem solving, social interaction and getting along with others.

Treatment and Services


The Xcel Program Includes:

  • Group Behavior Management
  • Social Skills Training and Practice
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • School-based Interventions
  • Weekly Parent Meeting
  • Transportation
  • Separate groups for younger (ages 12-14) and older (ages 15-18) adolescents.  12 year old children must be attending a middle school or Jr. High school and no longer in elementary school.

Daily Schedule

Each day includes social skills lessons, group behavior management, and Community Development Events (CODE) to help adolescents generalize skills to real life situations.

Behavior Management

Good behavior is rewarded using a grade system.  Adolescents can advance or drop a grade based on home, school, and group behavior.  Participating and practicing skills in all settings will enable participants to earn privileges.

Behavior Notes

A behavior note will be sent home daily with two specific goals to improve behaviors at home, school, and the community.  Goals will be determined together by the adolescent, parents, and therapist.  Parents and adolescents will review and sign the behavior note each day to track progress on the goals.

Parent Involvement

Parents/guardians are required to attend one parent training meeting each week.  Parent training is designed to increase parents’ abilities to cope with their adolescent’s behavioral and mental health challenges and help them to apply the skills they are learning successfully.

Educational Enrichment

On Fridays during the school year, the older group of the Xcel program (ages 15-18) will meet at Utah Valley University.  Adolescents will be able to engage with students on campus to expose them to a variety of different aspects of college.

 

Xcel Group Schedules

Xcel Younger Group (12-14)

During the school year:

Track A   Monday and Wednesday 3:00-5:30
Track B  Tuesday and Thursday 3:00-5:30

During the Summer:

Track A  Monday and Wednesday 10:00-3:00
Track B  Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-3:00

Xcel Older Group (15-18)

During the school year:

Track A  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
3:00-5:30
Track B Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
3:00-5:30

During the Summer:

Track A Monday and Wednesday 10:00-3:00
Track B Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-3:00

Our mental health services are voluntary and parental or legal guardian consent is required prior to formally initiating a referral.  Please Contact Chad Shubin at cshubin@wasatch.org or call (801) 520-5355 .