Stages of Change Framework
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.
This factsheet depicts how youth workers can engage with the Stages of Change Framework.
The Stages of Change is part of a broader framework called the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of Behavioral Change - an adaptable, evidence-based model developed by Dr. James O. Prochaska, Carlo Di Clemente, and colleagues, beginning in the late 1970s.
Although developed to address addictions, the Stages of Change can be used to support other change efforts. The TTM model identifies six Stages of Change that map out a process of engaging in changing a negative behaviour, as well as two principles and ten processes to support change making.
Once we know where a youth is at in the Stages of Change, we can match our feedback and guidance to their readiness.