The best way to see our progress is to look back. We do semi-weekly evaluations of each client and quarterly review of their progress. We track three behaviors for each client that will help change the behavior that caused them to be placed with us in the first place. Each evaluation is a moment to look back and reflect on progress made. It is such a fulfilling moment to sit in those meetings and hear the changes and see the difference in behavior choices. True, they may be small differences, but as weeks go by they become more and more effective.
The general field of group homes and STRTP programs are cooperating together to share knowledge, encourage each other, build a system of support - all which will make things better for the clients. I do truly believe we are on the way to helping our population towards employment, and a more effective life.