At Venture Academy we have developed and offer a variety of personal growth modules targeting essential developmental tasks and life skills, which all youth and adults must face at some point during their lives.
All of Venture Academy’s therapeutic residential treatment programs utilize similar program philosophies but emphasize different program components based upon the goals or objectives of the program and the participant’s strengths, needs, preferences, interests and abilities.

Daily and Independent Living Skills

Venture Academy supports young adults in developing and enhancing their daily living skills and introduces them to relevant concepts and practical applications. Daily living expectations such as personal hygiene, accommodation cleanliness, wake-up/bed times and other personal responsibility tasks are monitored and supported.

Participants also acquire or enhance their independent living skills by participating in cooking, grocery shopping, nutrition and food hygiene practices, laundry, budgeting, banking, and other identified tasks. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate competency in these skill areas.

Emotional Growth

Individualized counseling and skill building sessions will help support young adults in understanding their emotions, self-concepts, behaviours and the intent behind their behaviours. As they learn and participate in sessional work, they will gain greater knowledge and understanding of their personal development.

Our goal is to support participants in developing strategies that will improve their everyday functioning and have an ongoing positive impact on the quality of their lives. We focus on solutions and skill building.

Areas covered include:

  • Understanding Your Development
  • Communicating With Others
  • Aggression/Anger Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Esteem
  • Social and Peer Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Substance Abuse – Prevention, Harm Reduction and Treatment