GROWTH NEEDS:
The highest level is self-actualization, or the self-fulfillment.  Behavior in this case is not driven or motivated by deficiencies but math one’s desire for personal growth and the needs to become all things that person is capable of becoming.

ACCEPTANCE & REALISM:
Self-actualized people have realistic perceptions of themselves, others and the world around them.  Problem- centering: Self-actualized individuals are concerned with solving problems outside of themselves, including helping others and finding solutions to problems in the external world.  These people are often motivated by a sense of personal responsibility and ethics. Spontaneity: Self-actualized people are spontaneous in their natural thoughts and outward behavior.  While they can conform to rules and social expectations, they also tend to be open and unconventional.

PEAK EXPERIENCE:
Individuals who are self-actualized often have what Maslow termed peaked experiences, or moments of intense joy, wonder, awe and ecstasy.  After these experiences, people feel inspired, strengthened, renewed or transformed. “it is quite true that man lives by bread alone, where there is no bread.  But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread…”
These are the needs that are most commonly discussed and used.  In fact, Maslow later added three more needs by splitting two of the above five needs.  
Between esteem and self-actualization needs were added:

  • Need to know and understand, which explains the cognitive need of the academic.
  • The need for aesthetic beauty, which is emotional needs of the artist. Self-actualization was divided into:

Self-actualization was divided into:

  • Self-actualization, which is realizing one’s own potential, as above. 
  • Transcendence, which is helping others to achieve their potential.

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Critical thinking skills and emotional literacy is involved in self-discovery:

  • Listen actively
  • Read with understanding
  • Convey ideas in writing

There a various types of alcohol, drug abuse, substance abuse, and addiction issues; we shall explore expectations, motivations and pitfalls that occurs over the course developing growing strategies for long term effectiveness, including team building and spiritual formation practices.

ATONE IMPACT ZONE II (AIZ2) is organized with a passion and focus on youth and young adults.  Our emphasis; understanding youth and young adults, juvenile offenders, and ministering within the juvenile justice system, and re-entry into the community.  Particular attention is given to understanding one’s own issues of pain, resentment, anger, un-forgiveness and prejudice.  Discovering individual learning styles through the use of individual assessment tools and mentor coaching.  Here is where the youth and young adults will also develop effective decision making skills.

The following steps are vital to the self-discovery process:

  • Analyze the situation
  • Define the problem
  • Consider the options
  • Solve the problem
  • Accept responsibility for actions made



AIZ2 is grounded in Scripture (Colossians 1:13 KJV), research, evidence on resilience, transformational change theory, brain science and positive youth and young adult development. Translating the latest research into practical methods for creating transformational environments and interactions that are proven effective for even the most challenging youth.  There are a myriad of complex internal and external risk factors that contribute toward delinquency in children, AIZ2's focused attention is given to understanding the impact of dysfunctional family systems, over stressed communities, learning and mental health issues, disproportional minority containment and gangs.

We make a presentation of Dr. Abraham Maslow’s relevance to youth lost in the fog of life and emotion al illiteracy that creates a quick wake-up or an “Aha!” moment of self-awareness that eliminates the blame game, and allows for clarity into one’s own responsibility for a significant life.  In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Abraham Maslow believed that people are innately motivated to satisfy a progression of needs, beginning with the most basic psychological needs.  Once the needs at a particular level are satisfied, the individual is motivated to satisfy the needs at the next level, steadily progressing upward.  Abraham H. Maslow felt as though conditioning theories did not adequately capture the complexity of human behavior, the ultimate goal is self-realization of a personal potential.  Abraham H. Maslow felt as though conditioning theories did not adequately capture the complexity of human behavior

In a 1943 paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Maslow presented the idea that human actions are directed toward goal attainment.  Any given behavior could satisfy several functions at the same time; for instance, going to a club or party could satisfy ones need for self-esteem and for social interaction.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has often been represented in a hierarchal pyramid with five levels.  The four levels (lower-order needs are considered physiological needs, while the top level is considered growth needs. The lower level needs have to be satisfied before higher-order needs can influence behavior.  
The levels are as follows:

  • Self-Actualization: morality, creativity, problem solving, etc.
  • Esteem: includes confidence self-esteem, achievement, respect, etc.
  • Belongingness: includes love, friendship, intimacy, family, etc.
  • Safety: includes security of environment, employment, resources, health, property, etc.
  • Physiological: includes air, food, water, sex, sleep, other factors towards homeostasis, etc.​

DEPRIVATION NEEDS:
The first four levels are considered deficiency or deprivation needs (D-needs) in their lack of satisfaction causes a deficiency that motivates people to meet these needs. Physiological needs, the lowest level on the hierarchy, include necessities such as air, food, and water.  These tend to be satisfied for most people, but they become predominant when unmet.  During emergencies, safety needs such as health and security rise to the forefront.  Once these two levels are met, belongingness needs, such as obtaining relationships or close friendships become important.  The next level, esteem needs, include the need for recognition from others, confidence, achievement, and self-esteem.
AUTONOMY & SOLITUDE:
Another characteristic of self-actualized people is the need for independence and privacy.  While they enjoy the company of others, these individuals need time to focus on developing their own individual potential.
CONTINUED FRESHNESS of APPRECIATION:
Self-actualized people tend to view the world with a continual sense of appreciation, wonder and awe.  Even simple experiences continue to be a source of inspiration and pleasure

AIZ2 gathers the most dynamic, prolific educators and material to create a life changing experience that youth will be able to carry throughout their lifetime.  Finally we partner with career centers and trade universities and perform career interests.  The final stage is determining the feasibility and design of participant’s level of commitment and dedication.  AIZ2 has a vast pool of volunteers that have witnessed the positive impact on Dr. Danette Vercher’s life, even in limited settings and with limited resources.  These volunteers are former correctional officers and state workers who personally brought troubled youth to hear her message of belief, behavior and life changing impact; to inspire drug using violent youth to join the military, attend college, and become community mentors.  Everyone is committed to seeing a life touched and streets become safer.  Former sheriffs, prison counselors, officers and chaplains have joined the passion of Dr. Verchér in the work of the juvenile justice system to make a safer America.  We hold and maintain that our position is not to teach on crime.  We hold and maintain that every youth has the potential to become a tax-paying leader in America, and we can help them to discover their potential and the discipline to make a positive impact inside of themselves and in their communities.

AIZ2 gathers educators to help with the Meta-needs and the Meta-pathologies.  Another way in which Maslow approached the problem of what is self-actualization, is to talk about the special, driving needs (B-needs,) of self-actualizers.  They need the following in their lives in order to be happy: Truth, rather than dishonesty. Goodness, rather than vulgarity.  Unity, wholeness, and transcendence of opportunities, not arbitrariness or forced choices. Aliveness, not deadness or mechanization of life.  Uniqueness, not bland uniformity.  Perfection and necessity, not sloppiness, inconsistency, or accident.  Completion, rather than incompleteness.  Justice and order, not injustice and lawlessness.  Simplicity, not unnecessary complexity.  Richness, not environmental impoverishment. Effortlessness, not strain.  Playfulness, not grim. humorless, drudgery.  Self-sufficiency, not dependency. Meaningfulness, rather than senselessness.  
At first glance, you might think that everyone obviously needs these.  But an economic depression or a war, or living in a ghetto or in rural poverty, do you worry about these issues, or do you worry about getting enough to eat or a roof over your head?  


In fact, Maslow believes that much of what is wrong with the world comes down to the fact that very few people really are interested in these values - not because they are bad people, but because they haven’t even had their basic needs taken care of!  After this self-awareness we present the Han Eysenck's theory of personality types which highlight skills and core personal strengths and weaknesses.  We now understand Hans Eysenck’s representation of the four basic personality types.

Dr. Danette M. Verchér, Ph.D. is no stranger to the streets and pitfalls of life.  She was a teen and young-adult struggling to fit in by peer pressure and the need to be accepted and loved by others; which resulted in drugs, alcohol and gang activity.  Eventually the “Aha-moment,” and wake-up call shook her very foundation.  Dr. Verchér learned from what the world had chosen for her, and began her healing process and journey to success because of programs similar to AIZ2.  Dr. Verchér now enters into penal systems, schools, private facilities and Christian organizations of diverse backgrounds, teaching juvenile’s and young adults to be overcomer’s through a powerful Spiritual, Scriptural, Re-Entry, Transformative Life Skill and Life Application 12 Step Recovery workshops, as well as Christian Counseling for the Whole person and family. Dr. Verchér is truly an healing voice for the now generation of youth who suffer from the challenges of self, family, life and peer pressure. She is armed with redemption in hand to counteract the forces of the streets.


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