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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Group
Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm, 02/09/2017 – 03/16/2017, 6 weeks
PCIT is an intervention based therapy that uses a two-stage approach aimed at relationship enhancement and child behavior management. Parents are first taught relationship building skills to use during interactions with their children. Then, parents are instructed through a positive discipline program including effective delivery of commands, with an appropriate parent response for child noncompliance and strategies designed to increase compliance. PCIT is being offered in a group setting so that parents can build a support system that includes other parents who are dealing with similar behaviors and are learning a new method of parenting.
Zones of Regulation Group, Grades 3-5
Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm, 02/07/2017 – 03/28/2017, 8 weeks
This group is for children in gradesÂ 3-5 who have difficulty with self-regulation. Children diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and/or ODD may specifically benefit from this group. In general, the majority of lessons are targeted to children with average to above-average cognitive abilities. The goal of the group is to teach children steps towards improved self-regulation and to provide a supportive environment where children can practice learned skills with peers.
Boys Peer Group, Grades 6-8
Wednesdays from 5pm – 6pm, 02/08/2017 – 04/26/2017
This group provides a safe environment where boys can discuss some of the most common issues and challenges that middle school presents. Some of the topics of discussion are: age appropriate social behavior, problem solving, self-esteem, and impulse control. Group members will have the opportunity to discuss these issues in healthy and productive ways. This group meets weekly and is ongoing, meaning that participants are free to enroll throughout the year.
High School Boys Peer Group
Mondays from 5pm – 6pm, 02/13/2017 – 04/24/2017
This group is for high school boys and will provide a forum for participants to verbalize and process different social, emotional and academic stressors that are associated with high school as well as develop/improve problem solving skills. Specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to, building and maintaining friendships, controlling impulses, developing thoughtful decision making and problem solving skills, and providing support for social and academic stressors. This group meets weekly and is ongoing, meaning that participants are free to enroll throughout the year.
High School Girls Peer Group
Tuesdays from 5pm – 6pm, 02/07/2017 – 04/24/2017
This group provides support for high school girls as they experience the social, emotional, and academic stressors associated with high school. The focus of the group is to help build self-esteem, encourage appropriate expression of feelings, increase coping skills, and develop thoughtful decision making and problem solving skills. This group meets weekly and is ongoing, meaning that participants are free to enroll throughout the year.
High School Girls Social Skills Group
Tuesdays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, 02/07/2017 – 04/24/2017
This group provides support for high school girls who need assistance in building social skills in order to form meaningful friendships. This group will focus on increasing confidence surrounding social interactions and will provide an opportunity for group members to practice these skills amongst each other. Additionally, the group leader will assist group members in establishing their own individual goals at the start of group and members will receive continued support from the group leader and each other in achieving these goals.
Adult Women’s Support Group
Group Dates and Times: Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30, open enrollment
This group focuses on age appropriate social skills and impulse control strategies for children in preschool. Specific skills of focus include, but are not limited to, appropriate peer interaction, communication with peers, following directions from adults and peers, following a group routine, sharing and turn taking.