The Forest Ridge Youth Service's treatment intervention approach relies on a supervised Socially Interactive Environment.
The Socially Interactive Environment teaches that each member is responsible to strive for personal success as well as promote the success of others by providing help, guidance, and positive role modeling. In this environment, students care about and have concern for one another. The supervised Socially Interactive Environment is part of every aspect of the program and requires youth to focus not on just behavior, but also on positive thinking patterns, healthy belief systems, and the development of a value system that provides internal guidance for understanding what is important in life in any setting.
The ability to give and receive help is basic to the philosophy of the environment, so it is important that youth understand and have the opportunity to practice these skills.
The Seven Levels of Intervention are a component of the Socially Interactive Environment.