Support Groups

 

A variety of support groups are offered to our students in order to assist with specific issues and/or problems that may be interfering with success in high school. Each group meets once a week, rotating periods 1-8, for 8 weeks or longer Groups are listed below with a brief description. If you know of a student who would benefit from a particular group, please contact one of the facilitators of the group. They will then screen all students to see if they are a good fit.

Divorce Group The purpose is to give emotional support to males/females who have experienced loss due to divorce in their families. 

Remembrance Group - The purpose of this group is to give emotional support to students who have experienced loss due the death of a loved one. It gives them a safe place to communicate and to become more aware of their feelings. 
 
"Why Try" Group - A psycho-educational, experiential group that focuses on helping students deal with life’s daily pressures and challenges through the use of analogies. The goal is to help students answer the question "Why try in Life?" when they are frustrated, confused, or angry with life’s pressures and challenges. 
 
ED Group 1 - This is a classroom-based group for self-contained ED eligible students. Our focus is on learning skills to enhance self-image, empathy, critical thinking, problem solving, team building, and successes in daily living.
 
ED Group 2 - This is a classroom-based group for freshman, ED eligible students. Our focus is on developing skills to manage and find balance between home and school expectations. Lessons promote healthy decision-making, self-advocacy, skill building, etc.  


Positive Selves! - This female group focuses on enhancing student’s self-concept and self-image to promote independence. The students work collaboratively with fashion design students and on skills (verbal and non-verbal communication, appropriate socialization, daily hygiene/appearance, etc.)

Anger Management - This is a Co-Ed group that focuses on identifying and coping skills related to anger.  Students learn skills through discussion and worksheets. 

Social Skills for Special Education Students Level I - A classroom-based group for IEP students with a strategies class. Students that present with a spectrum disorder or other social skill deficits will benefit from this skills training program based off of the "Social thinking curriculum" and "Skill Streaming the Adolescent Programs". Topics include but are not limited to basic communication skills, self-esteem, organization, and friendship skills. 
 

Social Skills for Special Education Students Level 2 - A classroom-based group for IEP students with a strategies class. Students that present with a spectrum disorder or other social skill deficits will benefit from this skills training program based off of the "Social thinking curriculum" and "Skill Streaming the Adolescent Programs". Topics include but are not limited to basic communication skills, self-esteem, organization, and friendship skills. 

"Choices" Group - A psycho-educational and support group for adolescents with substance abusing family members. A group based off of the 7 C’s. "I didn’t Cause it, I can’t Cure it or Control it. I can help take Care of myself by communicating my feelings and making healthy Choices by Celebrating myself.

Girls Group - A psycho-educational group for adolescent girls who are in need of support and guidance in developing a greater sense of self esteem, making healthy decisions as well as in developing healthy relationships throughout high school and beyond.

Boys Group - A psycho educational group for adolescent boys who are in need of support and guidance in developing a greater sense of self control, productive social relationships and an increase in positive problem solving.  

Managing Anxiety - A group intended for adolescents of any age/gender who have struggled with managing symptoms of anxiety that have significantly impacted other areas of academic and social functioning. Focus will be placed on providing support and psycho-education through learning how to identify triggers and developing positive coping strategies.

 

Finding Life Balance - A group intended to help students achieve increased balance amongst their individual, academic, social, and personal needs.  This group focuses on students who are stressed out due to a large amount of commitments, focused on their academics to the point of neglecting their personal and social needs, or focused on their social lives and hobbies to the point of neglecting their academics.  This group is additionally open to students who have struggles with mental health and/or substance abuse issues needing additional support after receiving treatment and are committed to recovery post-treatment.  Focus will be placed on providing support and education through learning new skills, developing positive coping strategies, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
 

The College Knowledge Group - For students questioning whether they should attend college or wanting assistance exploring their school options, filing applications and paying for college.