Group Programs

GENERAL SUPPORT GROUPS

These group sessions are customizable to the needs of students and school settings. Groups tend to be gender-specific and focus on processing student’s concerns, questions, and attitudes in order to promote healthy relationships and character development. These groups support positive communication and improved student interactions by creating a community of support.

RESTORATIVE CIRCLES AND MEDIATION

Our Restorative Circles and Mediation program provides an immediate debrief and mediation when conflicts occur among students. Our therapists meet with students who are involved in verbal or mild physical altercations and utilize restorative practices to allow all parties involved to understand the impact of their actions and identify positive choices that will mitigate the harm done to others. This intervention is a “first line of defense” in reducing issues including, but not limited to, bullying, interpersonal conflict, and violence on campus.

PATH

The PATH curriculum is a district-wide intervention program lasting for five days that addresses alcohol and drug use in adolescents. Our therapists educate students extensively on the effects of alcohol and drug use and reflect on the risks associated with use. The program discusses peer pressure, addiction, health and legal ramifications. We encourage students to think about positive choices that can replace alcohol or drug use such as identifying coping skills for stress and/or personal issues. 

STAY

The STAY curriculum focuses on truancy and attendance. The school-based instruction explores factors which contribute to truancy, and the resulting consequences of missing school. Topics range from goal-setting, coping skills, support system, self-evaluation, and both personal and environmental factors that contribute to truancy.

MAPS

The MAPS curriculum is typically a three day program utilized by school districts as an intervention that provides students with greater reflection on their actions and the positive/negative consequences of those actions. Students are generally referred for fighting or altercations with other students on campus. The program outlines how communication, personal values, family dynamics and adolescent brain development affect the way students interact with their peers. The program activates important character qualities such as empathy, understanding, and forgiveness in peer relationships.

REAL YOU

The REAL YOU curriculum focuses on academic integrity. The classroom-based instruction highlights the value of learning, and the effects of academic dishonesty. During the group, we discuss common factors contributing to academic cheating such as time management, peers, anxiety, family expectations, fear of failure, home environments, technology and learning styles are discussed.

GPS

The GPS curriculum focuses on positive and negative student interactions including bullying, peer pressure, and what mutually respectful relations could be like. GPS challenges students to examine their current thought and action patterns, and to use their future goals in order to make decisions in the present.