Four-Part Program for Brookwood Residents:
One of the main programs that sets Brookwood apart from its counterparts is its Four-Part program. Along with a safe and nurturing environment, Brookwood’s Four-Part program includes the following key components: Education, Employment Readiness Training, Independent Living Training, and Mental Health Counseling.
- Education: Brookwood’s residents are expected and encouraged to pursue their educational goals and take an active part in developing their educational plan. They are enrolled in various public schools, vocational centers, community colleges, and other specialized school settings that meet their individual needs.
- Employment Readiness Training: Employment preparation includes resume-building, job skills training, linkage to on-the-job training and volunteer activities that increase employability.
- Independent Living Training: Brookwood clinicians and youth care workers teach key independent living skills, individually and in a group format. A “Life Skills” workbook covers 24 essential skills, which is reviewed periodically with the residents. The workbook reviews critical life skills such as communication and relationship building, time management, financial responsibility, navigating transportation systems, etc.
- Mental Health Counseling: Therapeutic services include individual counseling sessions, group therapy, and family counseling when feasible.
4-Tier System of Independence:
New Resident Services
Although girls come to Brookwood in a myriad of ways, residents are referred to Brookwood primarily in one of the following manners: (1) Florida Department of Children and Families, (2) Crisis Shelters, or (3) Families experiencing stressful parent-child relationships. Potential new residents can complete the New Resident Application and the New Resident Financial Statement.