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Programs

Allen’s Bible Study

Cage Your Rage for Women:   Cage Your Rage for Women is an anger management workbook specifically targeted to women. Chapters include: Anger Has Many Faces; Feelings: All is Not as it Seems; Shame, Guilt and Embarrassment; Managing Anger; Tools that Help: Timeouts and Anger Logs; and Other Anger Management Skills. The exercises are intended for women working with their counselors either individually or in a group setting. Nevertheless, the workbook’s focus on women’s anger issues suggests that its content can be helpful to all women, not just those in counseling with a trained professional.

Criminal and Addictive Thinking:  This group utilizes a series of workbooks to help students realize the correlation between their thinking and the resulting destructive behaviors and that criminal offenses do not just happen.  Three objectives to criminal and addictive thinking are taught.  Thinking greatly influences feelings and behavior; How to recognize, monitor and change distorted thinking patterns and healthier ways of relating to others.

Employability Skills:  This program prepares youth for process of obtaining employment.  The program will discuss goal setting, financial planning, employment resources, job conduct, interviewing, applications, resume development and professional appearance.

Finally Free Prison Ministry

Girls Inc develops research-based informal education programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation.

Grief and Loss:  This group addresses the concerns and pain of those students who have experienced painful loss.  Grief and Loss group allows students to define their own personal losses, and encourages them to face the loss, identify their personal strengths and to set goals and integrate these experiences into life changes that are both meaningful and hopeful.

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Healthy Relationships:  this program focuses on different types of relationships our students have with the people around them such as parents, siblings, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc.  the group explains how to deal with these relationships and the issues that may arise from having a relationship with a certain person or group and how to better understand their point of view.

Relapse Prevention Group:  one hour per week, open ended group where students discuss relapse prevention skills and review progress on the development of their Relapse Prevention and Career plans.

Sisterhood Christian Drama Ministry

St. John’s Bible Study

Substance Abuse Treatment Group:  This group is based on cognitive, behavioral, and learning theory with the focus on skill building, developing a reliable support system, and satisfactory completion of a relapse prevention.

Suicide Prevention

VOICES:  Voices is a female specific program of self discovery and empowerment.  It encourages girls to seek and celebrate their “true selves” by giving them a safe space, encouragement, structure, and support to embrace their important journey of self discovery.  The focus is on issues that are important in the lives of adolescent girls from modules about self and connection with others to exploring health living and the journey ahead.  The curriculum uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, expressive arts and relational theory.

Why Try:  The WhyTry Program provides a simple, hands-on solutions for:
           • Dropout prevention
           • Violence prevention
           • Drug and alcohol prevention
           • Truancy reduction
           • Failure reduction
           • Anti-bullying worksheets

YES Program

Yoga