How We Help: Groups

Our group programs emphasize meeting students where they are, both physically and mentally, and afford sufficient flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of the participants.

We take into careful consideration each student’s background, including; gender, language, cultural differences, past trauma, personal experiences and beliefs.

  • Offers the opportunity to both receive and give support to others.

  • Helps youths develop communication and socialization skills, teaching them how to express their issues and accept criticism from others.

  • Allows individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues.

Group Program Types

General Support Groups

Groups are tailored to the needs of students, with a focus on helping them process their concerns, questions, and attitudes in a productive manner in order to promote positive communication, healthy relationships and character development.

Restorative Circles & Mediation

This program provides an immediate debrief and mediation when conflicts occur amongst students. This intervention is a “first line of defense” in reducing issues including, but not limited to, bullying, interpersonal conflict, and aggressive or violent behavior on campus.

Alternatives to Suspension

Based on concerns brought by school administrators, students attend topic-specific groups that serve as an alternative to in-school or at-home suspension. Therapists offer high quality, interactive programming that promotes self-reflection, behavior change, and development of positive coping skills.

Online Programs

To ensure access for all students, we offer online programs that they can complete in lieu of an in-person alternative-to-suspension program. All online submissions are reviewed by a mental health professional and follow up is provided at the student’s school.

Crisis Debrief

Mending Matters provides crisis response and debrief on school campuses to assist after a community tragedy or critical incident. The structure of this support varies based on the event(s) that occurred.

Topics We Address

Substance Use: Prevention and Education

Alternatives to Smoking/Vaping

Fighting

Peer Conflict

Bullying/Cyberbullying and Harassment

Academic Dishonesty

Attendance/Truancy

Healthy Relationships

School Climate

Stress Management

Adolescent Development

Goal Setting

Don’t Just Take It From Us

There are people here willing to listen without judging which teens need.

– Participant
Alternatives to Smoking program

Because it gives you a second chance and informs you about what you’re doing to your body.

– Participant
PATH program

It’s easier to talk it out in a group that can relate.

– Participant
GPS program

Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

We have the ability to create programs tailored to your school’s needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can support your school and community!