Level Three includes expectations for level two, plus identifying and sharing thoughts and feelings appropriately, accepting responsibility for negative and positive behaviors, assertiveness in communication, and beginning to break unhealthy loyalties.
Level Four includes expectations for level three, plus being a positive role model for peers, recognizing and self-regulating unhealthy behavior patterns, and exhibiting appropriate responses to authority figures.
Level Five includes expectations for level four, plus showing consistency in demonstrating healthy behaviors and communcation skills and identifying and applying deterrents to inappropriate responses.
Level Six includes expectations for level five, plus the ability to accept responsibility for the consequences of choices.
Level Seven includes expectations for level six, plus behaviors that reflect stability in home, school, and the community. The client must also use the integration of concepts of accountability and responsibility, demonstrate the development of a personal value system, as well as the internalization of self-management and self-discipline restraints.
In addition to the level system, the ABC program incorporates a system of progressive phases intended to successfully intervene in therapeutic issues:
Phase A includes orientation, initial evaluations and assessments, including AODA, psycho-social, academic, and independent living skills.
Phase B begins to address identified issues.
Phase C is designed to provide some resolution to placing issues and some freedom to apply new skills.
Phase D transitions the client to home and community.
Phase E is a twelve week outpatient aftercare program which includes accountability and support, relapse prevention, and family restructuring sessions.