Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – These groups help participants identify anxiety symptoms, stressors and triggers.  They will also identify shame issues and steps to making changes.  Participants will identify their high-risk behaviors, and learn assertive skills, conflict resolution skills, and coping skills to deal with peer pressure and avoid violence.  Participants will learn to stop and think, avoid conflict, and practice refusal skills.  Participants will also learn to identify relapse signs and develop a safety plan to cope with high risk behaviors.

 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Skill Building – Participants role play “real life” scenarios to practice, demonstrate, and reinforce skills learned in CBT groups.

 

Reality Check – Addresses cognitive restructuring through identification of typical thinking patterns and relationships (i.e. triggers, dysfunctional behaviors) that increase vulnerabilities and ultimately affect self-esteem. The goal of this group is to assist participants in becoming less vulnerable to the thinking errors and more capable of changing their behavioral patterns to increase their self esteem and feelings of self worth.

 

Victim Awareness – This group helps participants identify their problems and allows them to analyze these problems so they can gain insight into how to improve upon these behaviors. Participants will complete an inventory of their problems and behaviors, with helpful steps in determining and identifying dependencies, addictions, and compulsive behaviors that they determine to be negative. The group also addresses denial and other defense mechanisms that may prohibit participants from fully realizing the problem behavior.  Participants will evaluate the consequences of problem behaviors and actions, and the effects they have on them and those around them.  The group also suggests different coping skills and strategies to change these behaviors to form more positive lifestyles.  These include moral discussions, group activities, and tools for changing thought patterns.  Participants will learn how to implement a motivational program to help them change their lifestyles.

 

Art Therapy – This program empowers residents with challenging conditions in their lives (including trauma) to heal through creative expression.

 

Music Group Therapy – This program allows residents the creative freedom to write music while examining the impact lyrics can have on our society.