Purpose of Group:

Support groups increase:

  • knowledge 
  • understanding 
  • skills to promote resiliency


Frequency of Group:

Support groups may met anywhere from once a week to monthly.


Types of Groups:

  • ANGER MANAGEMENT – This group focuses on Anger and Conflict Resolution. Lessons may include:  causes of anger, defining feelings, alternative choices to violence, calming skills, making good choices, and personal responsibility. 
  • GRIEF AND LOSS – This group focuses on dealing with Grief and Loss. Lessons may include: stages of grief, defining feelings, reflection, memory boxes, personal responsibility and making positive choices. 
  • STRESS AND ANXIETY – This group focuses on Coping with Anxiety and Stress. Lessons may include: Causes of anxiety and stress, coping skills, calming skills, changing negative thought patterns, making good choices, and personal responsibility. 
  • CONCERNED PERSONS – This group for those who are concerned about someone close to them, maybe they are dealing with a health issue, drug addiction, abuse, etc.  Topics will include: What I can and cannot control, making healthy choices, personal responsibility, coping skills, how to talk about the issue, and where to get additional help. 
  • INSIGHT – This group is meant for those struggling with life, goal setting, and friendships.  Topics will include: defining self, working on goals, identifying strengths, making positive choices, coping skills, identifying wants/needs and creating a plan of action. 
  • VAPING/SMOKING CESSATION – This group is for those who are struggling with nicotine addiction.  Topics will include: defining addiction, risks of vaping/smoking, health cost analysis, making positive choices, alternatives to smoking/vaping and creating goals to stop use.
  • CHEMICAL AWARENESS – This is for teens struggling with substance use including vape, drug or alcohol. Topics will include: definition of addiction, risks of use, health cost analysis, making positive choices, alternatives to drug use, and creating a plan of action to stop use. 


Other Information about group:

  • Group sessions are during school usually for one hour.  Groups are conducted different hours each week so that the student  does  not miss the same class each week. 
  • Students are responsible for any classroom work they miss. 
  • Group is voluntary. Sharing is optional. 
  • All group members are expected to keep confidentiality.  
  • If there is a group not listed, it can be requested.