Groups and Classes

 

The following is a sample list of groups offered at this agency.  Not all groups listed run recurrently.  We seek to fulfill the needs of the communities we serve; if you are looking for a group that is not listed, we will do our best to accommodate that request.

 

 

 

Anger Management    

 

Control your emotions, don’t let them control you.  Learn to manage anger and deal with conflict effectively.  Recognize situations that trigger anger, discover skills for staying calm, learn to be assertive without being aggressive, stop violence or the threat of violence, and handle frustration or difficult situations successfully.  This group utilizes the anger management curriculum from the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  This is a 12 week group and is offered to adolescents and adults.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Anger Management” link to the right.

 

 

 

Grief Group    

 

A group for anyone mourning the loss of someone close, to understand the stages of grief and receive support for the intense emotions and incomprehension you may feel.  Although intellectually you may acknowledge the loss, the emotions that come with the separation can be overwhelming.  Gaining a better understanding for both your thoughts and your feelings will help in the process of healing.  Groups are offered for adults, adolescents and children.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Grief” link to the right.

 

 

 

Stress Management    

 

Learn to reduce stress and create an enduring calm.  Become skilled at stabilizing emotions and learn vital stress reducing exercises.  Learn to identify negative thoughts and feelings that keep you unfulfilled and transform them to enhance your emotional well-being.  Improve energy level and sleep quality, while decreasing agitation, blood pressure, tension and fatigue.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Stress Management” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

Support for the Supporters 

 

A group for individuals that struggle as they support a loved one who is incarcerated.  Caring for self is an important component of supporting another.  Challenges that are often faced include communication with loved one, care for children, and handling finances.  Strong emotional bonds and the support of a stable family have a positive impact while incarcerated and increases the likelihood of success during re-entry.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Support for the Supporters” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

            Girls Circle    

 

Groups for adolescent and teen girls that enhance awareness, strengthen connections and increase relational competence.  Twelve different group programs are offered, each tailored to meet the needs of the individual.  Our goal is to promote the skills necessary to transition into healthy young adults. For more information on Girls Circle, please visit www.girlscircle.com.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Girls Circle” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Council    

 

Groups for adolescent and teen boys that identify common themes that boys encounter, increase social and emotional maturity, and strengthen personal values and integrity. Four different group programs are offered, each tailored to meet the needs of the individual. Our goal is to promote the skills necessary to transition into healthy young adults.  For more information on Boys Council, please visit www.boyscouncil.com.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Boys Council” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s/Women’s Divorce Group    

 

Groups which provide information and inspiration to rebuild self-esteem, deal with angry and hurt feelings, make appropriate decisions regarding your financial situation and help your heart to heal.  Important issues to manage include loss, fear, transitions, and parenting. These can all feel overwhelming at first, but with help and support you can rebuild successfully and move forward confidently.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Divorce Groups” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

In Step  

 

 The definition of family is continuing to change in our society, we must therefore rethink our expectations and perceptions of how a family should function.  Realistic expectations will help undo feelings of rejection and resentment, help families grow through conflict, and strengthen relationships.  If you are a parent in a family that has experienced transitions or restructuring, this group will benefit you.  For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “In Step” link to the right.

 

 

 

 

 

CUBS: Children Unite to Be Successful    

 

Children who have experienced the separation or restructuring of a family can view the world as unpredictable and less than dependable.  Children often respond to these feelings by either isolating or acting out.  With support and encouragement to openly express emotions, children can deal with loss, recover from hurt, and feel a sense of security in their world.  We provide an encouraging place for children to heal and grow.   For scheduled times and contact information, please click the “Cubslink to the right.