GFSR follows a cognitive behvioral model in working with residents. We believe that our residents have the ability to change thought patterns and behaviours which can lead to criminal choices
GFSR promotes a social learning model where residents learn from role models in a social context. Healthy interactions lead to healthy choices. Our Staff look for teachable moments to help residents learn the necessary skills to function well in the community
GFSR prides itself in working well with gender specific issues, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, trauma victims. We believe in performing a thorough assessment of these residents and then following what the research says works. The clinical staff is trained in the knowledge through successful interaction with residents where residents are actively engaged in resolute, significant, and appropriate activities.
GFSR continues to look for ways to actively involve staff in research which can advance the field. We have studied the effects of cognitive behavioural approaches and its effects on men and women.
GFSR with respect to our neighbors has "house Rules" that upon entering the facility is given to each and every resident and thier case worker. We ask that all residents sign the rules acknowledging they have read and understand the rules. All residents are expected to abide by these rules while a resident of GFSR. Copies of the house are available via fax or email.
All residents of GFSR must be at least 18 years of age, free of communicable disease and have a desire to make a change in thier life.