LIFE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
(postponed until further notice)
PARENTING FROM THE HEART
Parenting From The Heart is a 6-week program for parents of children ages five to twelve. The program uses behavioral oriented strategies and teaches appropriate and effective parenting skills. Transportation and childcare are available. Fee: $25 per family
CALMING THE STORM FOR TEENS
This 6 week program offers participants safe & effective ways to express and release anger. It will help teen identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate the their lives.
There is no cost for this program.
CALMING THE STORM FOR ADULTS
This 6 week program offers participants safe and effective ways to express and release anger. It will help adults identify the sources of their anger; assist them in acknowledging the importance of these feelings; and offer strategies for coping with anger so it does not dominate their lives.
Fee: $45 per person
CLIMBING THE ROCK
This 8 week program is for teens affected by interpersonal violence. We provide behavioral skills oriented strategies to help young people overcome the personal struggles they encounter after being exposed to any form of interpersonal violence.
There is no fee for this program and transportation is available.
RIDING THE WAVE
This 6 week program assists parents and their children to:
Understand and process the violence and abuse they have witnessed by listening, believing and validating their experiences
Understand that abusive behavior and violence are unacceptable, involve choice; and that the abuser must take responsibility for his / her actions
Learn skills to boost self-esteem, manage anger, problem solve effectively, and express feelings appropriately
This program is free -transportation & childcare available.
TAMING THE TIGER
This 6 week program provides children (ages 6 - 13) and their parents with a safe supportive environment to learn how to deal with anger.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of anger, how they react physically & emotionally when angry, and strategies to work through their anger in healthy ways. The parenting component provides effective techniques to deal with aggressive behavior.
There is no fee for this program. Transportation and childcare are available.
Co-Parenting Children of Divorce to a Positive Future
This program is designed to support separated or divorced parents in creating a positive co-parenting environment for their children. Topics include: understanding how today's actions will affect your children in the future, helping your child feel at ease in both homes, increasing your child's self-esteem and decreasing anxiety, and introducing step-parents into your co-parenting team.
Fee: $20 per participant
After The Storm is a 6 week support group for survivors of intimate partner violence. A survivor as defined by this group is a person who recognizes there is abuse, is thinking about leaving the abuse, or has left the abusive relationship and is looking for support to maintain an abuse free life.
Fee: $20 per person
This is a 6 week grief program for children ages 6-12 that have been impacted by loss or trauma.
This program uses a variety of weekly activities which are designed to help children deal with the emotions they experience after experiencing loss or trauma. In a group setting, they learn that they are not isolated and others are living with similar experiences.
Fee: $20 per family, transportation and childcare are provided
Stepping Up-Men Building Healthy Relationships is a thirteen-week program) for men who have been abusive in their relationships. The program is designed to improve self-esteem and to learn anger management skills, and teach adult participants to cope with stressors related to anger and control violence in their lives.
Director of Programs - Melanie Pederson
Parenting from the Heart, Calming the Storm, Good Grief, Riding the Wave, Taming the Tiger, Stepping Up,After the Storm, Climbing the Rock, One Heart- Two Homes