The Hoag Solution

ASPIRE promotes emotional wellness using a holistic approach built on education, training and active participation from teens and their families. The program provides a structured, supportive environment that will teach and train healthy behaviors and show teens how to effectively regulate emotion, manage distress, and engage in healthy interpersonal relationships. The ASPIRE program at Hoag is now accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for teens to receive high school credits.*

Program Details:

  • Adolescents ages 13-17 and their parents
  • 8-week outpatient program; skills-based curriculum
  • 4 nights weekly for 3 hours (We currently conduct a weekly zoom meeting with parents, but may be changing this in the near future)
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Collaborative with local schools

The program offers uniquely structured treatment for adolescents with mental health conditions by providing:

  • After-school structure: ASPIRE provides structure and training after school hours – a time during which daily stresses and lack of supervision make young people especially prone to making poor choices.

  • Focus on hope, not mental illness: The focus of the program is to offer solutions and skills to provide hope and create a positive learning environment.

  • Development of life skills: Utilizing dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, ASPIRE engages the youth and their families in a group setting to teach coping skills for mental health.. Program activities are designed to teach practical coping strategies and allow participants to practice what they’ve learned in a supportive environment.

Program Goals:

  • Early intervention
  • De-stigmatize mental illness and mental health care
  • Promote mental and behavioral health and well-being
  • Emphasize “skill building & resiliency training”
  • Empower parents for the unique demands of this life stage
  • Help adolescents navigate the challenges inherent in the age, and build a foundation for young adulthood

For more information, or to schedule a confidential assessment, please contact us.

* Supplementary Education Program: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges