Sessions and Workshops
Our Behavioral Health Team offers a wide variety of classes and support groups for kids as well as parents and caregivers across the year. To be kept in the loop, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter via the form at the bottom of this page.
Click on each program for more information and registration details.
Current Classes and Groups for Kids:
Tuesday, November 21 – February 6; 4:30 – 5:20 pm (*no group on December 19 or December 26)
Current Classes and Groups for Parents/Caregivers:
Virtual meeting on the first Monday of each month from 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Virtual meeting on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm beginning January 11 through March 7, 2024. There will be no meeting on February 22
Other classes and workshops offered throughout the year:
Making Sense of Your Worth
Self-Worth is the foundation of who we are as human beings and in today’s world is highly impactful in our relationships with ourselves and others.. It plays a role in every decision we make and in every relationship we have. This eight-week program is designed for anybody who desires the freedom that comes with living in positive self-worth and secure attachment.
Parenting for Positive Self-Worth
This eight-week series focuses on learning a variety of parenting strategies designed to help adults parent their children in a way that promotes healing from any exposure to trauma they experienced. In addition, the parenting strategies are designed to help parents establish positive self-worth in their children. This program is designed to stop the generational cycles that permeate so many hurting families.
“Finding Calm” is a transformative 6-week course tailored for parents seeking balance and serenity in the midst of the challenges of parenting. In this engaging program, participants embark on a journey of self-discovery and practical strategies to cultivate a sense of calm amidst the daily chaos. Guided by experienced facilitators, the course covers a range of topics including stress management, effective communication with children, time management, and mindfulness techniques. Through interactive sessions, group discussions, and personalized exercises, parents gain valuable insights into their own triggers and develop personalized coping mechanisms. The course not only equips parents with tangible tools to navigate the ups and downs of parenting but also emphasizes the importance of self-care. Participants learn to prioritize their well-being, fostering a healthier and more harmonious family environment. “Finding Calm” is more than just a course; it’s a supportive community where parents can share experiences, gain valuable perspectives, and build a toolkit for maintaining composure even in the most challenging parenting situations. Invest in your well-being as a parent and discover the transformative impact of cultivating calm in your family life.
Welcome to our transformative 8-week online workshop series designed exclusively for parents seeking to discover joy within their parenting journey. Led by a seasoned and compassionate licensed therapist, this series offers a safe and supportive space for parents navigating the challenges of raising children. Throughout the program, participants will engage in a series of interactive sessions that blend therapeutic insights with practical tools. Each week focuses on a specific theme, ranging from managing parental stress and fostering positive communication to building resilient family dynamics.
Our licensed therapist will guide you through evidence-based strategies, encouraging self-reflection and providing personalized support. By addressing common parenting struggles, participants will gain valuable insights into their own emotional well-being and learn practical techniques to enhance the overall family experience. The workshop series aims not only to alleviate feelings of overwhelm but also to empower parents to cultivate joy in their daily interactions with their children. Join us on this transformative journey as we navigate the complexities of parenthood together, fostering a community of support, understanding, and joy.
Circle of Security
At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. Using the COSP™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and caregivers to help them understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs, support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem and honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure in relationships.
Trust-Based Relational Interventions
Trust-Based Relational Intervention® – Caregiver Training (TBRI-Caregiver Training) is an intervention for caregivers of children who have faced abuse, neglect, and/or other trauma. This program is designed to be highly interactive and is delivered by certified practitioners. TBRI-Caregiver Training uses an attachment-based and trauma-informed approach. It aims to provide parents and caregivers with the tools needed to meet the needs of these children. The training emphasizes three core principles: (1) TBRI Connecting Principles, which focus on building trust and positive relationships between caregivers and children; (2) TBRI Empowering Principles, which focus on addressing children’s physical and environmental needs and building children’s self-regulation skills; and (3) TBRI Correcting Principles, which focus on building children’s social competencies.
Kids commonly experience grief around things like the death of a loved one or beloved pet, incarceration of a family member, divorce/custody issues, or loss of an important friendship.
Using the book, The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, therapists will help the kids learn and identify that we are all connected by an invisible string. Everyone has an invisible string, and it can reach anywhere. Even though it is invisible, you can feel it with your heart. Working with the book’s message is that no one is ever alone, even when their loved one is not physically present. The Invisible String group will practice noticing their individual strings and the emotions connected to them, acknowledging them, and collectively identifying strategies that help them comfort, calm, and connect in safe, healthy ways. Kids will notice that some strings may feel stronger at times than others and will practice skills to work with these feelings instead of against them when they may feel overwhelming.
Wave Riders is a special group designed for children 5-9 years old who are struggling with grief, loss, or unexpected life changes. Kids commonly experience grief around things like the death of a loved one or beloved pet, incarceration of a family member, divorce/custody issues, or loss of an important friendship. Therapists sometimes refer to the practice of acknowledging and honoring challenging emotions as “riding the wave”. It can be helpful to understand that some emotions are bigger and last longer than others but they don’t last forever. With practice and skill, we can learn to face the wave of emotion instead of trying to fight back against feelings that seem overwhelming. The Wave Riders group will practice noticing their individual emotions, acknowledging them and, collectively identify strategies that help them “Ride the Wave” in a safe, healthy way.