This 7-week program will explore the dangers of using illegal drugs and alcohol. The class will also address: Life Consequences and the Use, Abuse and Addiction; Facts about Chemical Dependency; the Law when using drugs and alcohol; Taking Risks; Consequences of Using; Alternative Solutions; Does using illegal substances have an impact on academics, home and employment and choosing the right friends.
Classes (10 weeks) are gender specific. A holistic educational approach is ensured by offering hands-on activities for young women who are demonstrating high-risk behaviors. This program will develop healthy decision-making, societal leadership, understanding violence and cyber-bullying safety. Class discussion helps girls understand the impacts of gossip and spreading rumors, makes girls conscious of their behavior toward other girls, helps them realize the destructive power of cliques and learn how to form more positive, supportive relationships with their peers. The class gives young women opportunities to systematically explore why healthy relationships are critical in their lives. In addition, each girl will learn how to focus on her individual needs, understand how to be safe in the world today, and strengthen her relationships with family, peers, community and society to transform the world she will live in.
The Service Learning Program provides students with various opportunities to perform community service. Past projects have included: Preparing/serving meals to the homeless and elderly, helping prepare and build homes for those in need, designing programs for elementary students and much more. Students will be informed of the work involved, appropriate clothing and location. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the group leader at the designated location.
ABC's of Anger, Bullying and Communication
The 7-week Anger Management Program is designed to provide a structured group format that can be utilized by the majority of young people who receive summons for assault and harassment offenses. It is the goal of the program to prevent further law infractions while upholding, and even strengthening, the dignity and self-respect of participants. The Anger Management groups are educational and are designed for youth who have received their first summons. The program provides a structured, cognitive behavioral group format. The primary focus is on anger management and how it affects behavior. The program is designed to help the young participants take responsibility for positive change in their lives by better understanding their own perceptions, attitudes and behavior.
Multiple group sessions (10 weeks) are structured using a problem-solving approach utilizing both cognitive restructuring and social skills intervention. Participants learn basic cognitive skills which enable them to look at their thinking, beliefs, attitudes and values critically and identify errors allowing for positive cognitive restructuring.
Artistic projects such as painting, sculpting and tile-making enable students to express themselves, providing an emotional outlet that isn’t confrontational or alienating. Students build self-esteem and confidence as they grasp new techniques and complete projects.