Triumph Program

Population: The Triumph Program of the Northwest Children’s Home serves Washington residents, male and females ages 16-21 who are emotionally impacted by trauma, exhibit maladaptive behavior, may be cognitively challenged, or have other types of psychiatric diagnosis. These youths have either graduated residential care programs or have exhibited behaviors to step down to a lower level of care and begin the transition to the independence process. At this time this house serves a max of 4 kids in a home style setting. Our future plan is to expand this program and serve more youth.

Daily Living:

The Triumph Program at Northwest Children’s Home (NCH) is a transition to independence program that operates on a five keys to triumphant transition system, through the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model. This program engages youth 16-21 with emotional and behavioral difficulties through a person-centered approach to give them an opportunity to become successful as an independent person.  Each key to success will be discussed and practiced throughout the resident’s stay. Regularly, these kids do their own grocery shopping, food preparation, and laundry. They enjoy meals in a family style setting daily.

The following keys to a triumphant transition are relationship skills, financial literacy, career workforce skills training, independent living skills and self-care. The transition to independence model (TIP) guidelines are as follows:

  1. Engage young people through relationship development, person-centered planning, and a focus on their futures.
  2. Tailor services and supports to be accessible, coordinated, appealing, nonstigmatizing, and developmentally appropriate-and building on strengths to enable the young people to pursue their goals across relevant transition domains.
  3. Acknowledge and development personal choice and social responsibility with young people.
  4. Ensure a safety net of support by involving a young person’s caregivers/mentors, and other informal and formal key players.
  5. Enhance young persons’ competencies to assist them in achieving greater self-sufficiency and confidence.
  6. Maintain an outcome focus in the TIP system at the young person, program.
  7. Involve young people, caregivers/mentors, and other community partners in the TIP system at the practice, program, and community levels.

5 Keys to Triumph Success:

  • Employment and career

  • Educational opportunities

  • Living situation

  • Personal effectiveness and wellbeing

  • Community-life functioning

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