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Renewing the young adult.

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Dragonfly Transitions is a nine to twelve month program in Klamath Falls and Ashland, Oregon. It is designed with progressive phases and a variety of living environments based on student interest.

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Thanksgiving at Dragonfly

Posted by Sara Arredondo

By Sean McClellan and Betsy.  In Klamath Falls, the atmosphere at the Dragonfly community center Mychal’s Place was lively and festive with hand-decorated banners detailing individual students’ gratitude and words of welcome. Students, staff, parents, and siblings alike gathered together, and just before beginning the meal Glenn offered thanks for the amount of effort and…

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Olympic National Park Caseload Trip

Posted by Sara Arredondo

Composed by a different student each day of the trip.  Friday 9/9 In the morning we explored Fort Stevens in NW Oregon, which was used to protect the Colombia River. After exploring for three hours we started the drive to Olympic National Park. We saw a whale on the way, but Sarah said that she didn’t get to…

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Therapeutic Services

The therapeutic milieu of Dragonfly is hands on, up close and personal. There are abundant opportunities to create an individualized therapeutic experience for students both inside and outside of a traditional session.

Students participate in individual and group therapy as well as family therapy during conference calls and family workshops. Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and other services are provided to students as needed by Dr. Chad Brown. Students meet with staff mentors once per week and mentors are available everyday to support the structure of Dragonfly.

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Academics

Most Dragonfly students have had difficulty developing or consistently executing the skills necessary to live a healthy, balanced, and successful life in college and beyond.

All students are encouraged to complete high school and continue their education at the post-secondary level — even if this is only to experience a few classes and learn what is required in terms of time management, study skills and self-discipline necessary to succeed educationally.

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Vocation

We believe work is a great way for students to develop and explore new skills, learn to live a balanced life, and practice personal responsibility.

Dragonfly provides support for students who wish to work throughout their stay. Staff provide guidance through exploring interests and resume and interview workshops. Dragonfly Transitions provides structured vocational training through its cafe, A Leap of Taste.

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Health, Fitness & Recreation

Our students are required to join the local gym where they have access to a personal trainer who helps them set and attain reasonable fitness goals. Gym trips take place every morning, Monday through Friday, and occasionally on weekends if there is demand.

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Trips & Adventures

At Dragonfly, students take weekend day trips
 to try new things. On breaks from school, mentors coordinate travel to nearby destinations. These trips can be cultural excursions to places like San Francisco or to natural wonders like the Cascade Mountains.

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Ashland

Students on the Ashland campus have demonstrated readiness and motivation to continue their growth and development with increased independence. Students typically start in Klamath Falls and have the option to transition to Ashland as they progress through the program.

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The Homestead

While enjoying a smaller community, students at our young adult transitions program can immerse themselves in the gardening schedule, work on maintenance projects, cook, attend group therapy, and develop relationships with their peers and the Dragonfly team.

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Mychal Rushwald Foundation

Aerie Acre is a non-profit farm and garden project located at The Dragonfly Homestead and made possible by the generosity of The Mychal Rushwald Foundation. We believe in local sustainable agriculture and grow fruits and vegetables using organic methods to improve our own diets and to contribute to the overall health of Klamath County.

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A Leap of Taste

In February 2010, Mona and Glenn took ownership of A Leap of Taste to further the mission of Dragonfly. A Leap of Taste is a friendly environment for young adults in Dragonfly Transitions to acquire job skills, learn social responsibility, and build relationships within the Klamath Falls community.

A Leap of Taste employees are a mix of local Klamath Falls residents as well as students from Dragonfly Transitions. Throughout the week, local musicians and sometimes Dragonfly students perform live music. The café also hosts an occasional Open Mic Night.

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Family Involvement

Dragonfly Transitions offers therapeutic services to facilitate change and healing in all family members who choose to participate. We have seen first-hand the power of family involvement in a student’s therapy. Families more willing to delve into therapy alongside their loved one can nurture more effective and lasting change.

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I wanted to thank you for your efforts with my son. He has grown tremendously over the past 13 ½ months and I think that the structure and support that...
I was terrified to change. I was terrified to grow up. And yet, choosing Dragonfly was the best decision of my life.
My daughter came home for the break, and I can say that it was the best week we’ve had with her in the past 5 years. Her stay at Dragonfly...
You can have confidence that Dragonfly, Mona, and Glenn will do what they say, and do it well.
Dragonfly took wonderful care of our daughter and nurtured her, and continue to do so at a difficult time in her life.
We are thrilled that our son is in the care of such skilled and compassionate people who are able to relate to him and bring out positive energy from him.
From his first interaction with Dragonfly my son said he felt he was being treated like a person, not a problem to be solved. The intake process was thorough, professional,...

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Academic Fall Term Finished

December 9
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Portland, Oregon – Student Trip

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 5:00 pm

The annual trip to Portland focuses on service to those in need, as well as highlights the unique cultural activities that Portland has to offer. This trip presents the students with an opportunity to get to know the city, take part in cultural experiences, and broaden their horizons. Many of our students come from cities…

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Student Vacation/Home Visit

December 18 @ 8:00 am - December 27 @ 5:00 pm

Students vacation on neutral ground, return home, or if not yet ready will remain at Dragonfly at the Homestead. All students depart from the Portland airport (PDX) on the morning of December 18th and return to the Medford airport (MFR) before 9 pm on December 27th. Families will work on home contracts and logistics with…

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Snowboard/Ski Trip (Optional)

December 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - January 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Snowboard/Ski Trip (Optional) The New Year can be a difficult time for our students when they miss home, their friends, and some of the unhealthy activities from the past. It is important to the Dragonfly team that we offer a safe and fun experience over the New Year holiday. This is a unique chance for us…

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Saturday Snowboard/Ski Trips (Optional)

January 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Winter Snowboard/Ski Trips (Optional). As soon as the weather cooperates and we get snow, Dragonfly will offer the opportunity to ski or snowboard each weekend at Mt. Shasta Ski Park. These trips are a great opportunity for students to get out and participate in healthy outdoor activity throughout the winter. To be eligible to attend, each…

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Academic Winter Term Starts

January 9, 2017
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Academic Prep Day

January 26, 2017

School Prep Day will be a shorter version of the September Prep Day and prepare students for the upcoming college term with a tour of the OIT campus and presentations by staff and students.

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Family Workshop- February 2017

February 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - February 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Dragonfly Transitions believes that the process of change needs to occur within the entire family system. Our workshops provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction and for families to gain a greater depth of understanding of their child, Dragonfly, and the therapeutic process.  Family Workshop starts on Thursday at 9:00 am and finishes on Friday after dinner….

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Academic Winter Term Finished

March 24, 2017
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Spring Break Trips

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Spring Break conjures images of partying teenagers and twenty somethings on beaches and boats with drink in hand. While spring break is a welcome reprieve from school and the responsibilities that come along with it, and a much looked forward to time of year for most college students, for some it leads to poor decision…

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Academic Prep Day

March 31, 2017

School Prep Day will be a shorter version of the September Prep Day and prepare students for the upcoming college term with a tour of the OIT campus and presentations by staff and students.

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Academic Spring Term Begins

April 3, 2017
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Upper Phase Trip

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Memorial Day Weekend. The Upper Phase Trip is designed to acknowledge upper phase students in their growth in Dragonfly, their personal processes, and offer an opportunity for them to get away from the day-to-day.

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Family Workshop- June 2017

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - June 16, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

Dragonfly Transitions believes that the process of change needs to occur within the entire family system. Our workshops provide an opportunity for face-to-face interaction and for families to gain a greater depth of understanding of their child, Dragonfly, and the therapeutic process.  Family Workshop starts on Thursday at 9:00 am and finishes on Friday after dinner….

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Academic Spring Term Finished

June 16, 2017
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Rogue River Rafting and Bend Trip

June 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Rafting the wild and scenic Rogue River, or Bend trip with mountain biking and rock climbing. Dragonfly staff will be on the rafting trip, but a professional rafting company will be in charge of safely navigating the river and teaching our students river skills – paddle captain, rowing, paddling, Leave No Trace, cooking. Students will be…

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International Service Trip to Cambodia (optional and earned)

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Ten Dragonfly students will be embarking on a very special journey to Cambodia. Dragonfly invites students who have demonstrated their engagement in the program and that we feel comfortable traveling with internationally. The trip is staffed with a Dragonfly therapist and two experienced mentors. Each year students have returned having had a profound experience. The trip combines…

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Summer Weekend Trips

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

We will be offering a selection of 3-day weekend trips to students. These trips will take place in the northern California or Oregon. Note that this will not interfere with the school schedule if students are taking classes. #1 July 7-10, 2017  #2 July 21-23, 2017  #3 August 4-6, 2017

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Family Workshop – October 2017

October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
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