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Pathways to Recovery

Class

Animal-Related 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
At-Risk Populations
Males
People/Families with of People with Psychological Disabilities

Description

Self-reporting and prior history of increased use with multiple types of drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs for a period of three to six months. This program is for those who are struggling with one or more of the following issues: academic failure, difficulty with sobriety, and family conflict. Pathways provides males an opportunity to understand their Behavior toward other males, and helps them realize the destructive power of words and actions.

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Bridging Communication Between Households

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Parents
Single Parents

Description

When parents can focus less on personal sharing with their children and focus more on exchanging information and cooperation with one another, it can increase positive decisions they make about their kids. In the group we could address problem solving techniques, practicing consistent and predictable parenting skills between both homes, providing empathy and patience, practicing open communication between parents, and how to create routines/structure and consistent messaging about rules/expectations in both homes.

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Setting Real Boundaries

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

At-Risk Populations
Families
Parents

Description

Setting boundaries with kids/teens can reduce risk for unwanted behavior or actions, especially when expectations are openly discussed as a family. Boundaries can provide a sense of predictability and comfort to teenagers, and buy in is likely increase if teens/kids have some input or are included in the discussion of expectations and consequences if boundaries are broken.
Effective communication can serve as a preventive measure to insure healthy family functioning. Components of effective communication include, providing empathy and validation of feelings, active listening, setting appropriate boundaries, and using "I-Statements."

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Substance Abuse Individual and Family Therapy

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Families
Parents

Description

Our licensed, specialized counselors assist youth, ages 8 to 18, and their families when dealing with substance use, adolescent development, mental health, and family conflict issues. They meet with students one on one, and in a family setting with one or both parents.

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The Power of Conversation

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations

Description

Most people are familiar at this point with the problem of anger, bullying, and peer pressure in schools. Many students struggle with conflict resolution, verbal/physical conflict, peer influences, and unhealthy communication that contributes to the issues around bullying. If any of this sounds familiar for a student you know, The Center is here to help.

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Navigating Life, A Teen in Transition

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
At-Risk Populations

Description

Navigating the teenage years can be a tumultuous time for adolescents and their families. For some students this transition is smooth; most students however, experience struggles with some risk-taking behaviors, impulsive action, and experimentation with alcohol and drugs. Using any illegal substance can have a profound impact during adolescence on academics, employment, family relationships and peer friendships.

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A Young Woman's Journey

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
At-Risk Populations
Females

Description

Being a teenage girl is not always easy. For some girls, this development is much more difficult due to a variety of issues including mental health disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and other risk-taking behaviors. Education is essential to prepare adolescent girls for healthy, safe and productive transitions to adulthood. A Young Woman's Journey is an all-girls class that covers these topics and more including healthy decision making, building confidence and resilience, media awareness, connection and bonding. This class prepares girls transitioning into womanhood as we raise the next generation. We work collaboratively to develop a place in which everyone is respected and feels welcome. The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for girls to work on peer relationship, skills and communication. Healthy relationships are critical, and the class provides discussions, learning tools, and projects to promote self-awareness and healthier lifestyle.

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Young at Heart

Class

Youth Development 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Children (4-12 years)
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Young at Heart is a 7 week class for youth age 8 to 12, that fosters ethical, responsible, and caring young people by modeling social and emotional learning as well as appreciation for diversity. Students identify why children bully and provide solutions on how to deal with bullying behavior. In these small groups we provide a safe atmosphere and compassionate climate where students are able to listen and share with each other. It is The Center's passion to instill in our students important core, ethical. and civic values. They include, but are not limited to, respect, responsibility, integrity, perseverance, courage, justice, and self-discipline.

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