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School and Court Ordered Programs

Lifelines Counseling Services offers in school and court ordered programs for elementary to high school aged children as well.

In-School Programs

SAAF - Strengthening African American Families is a program to help build on the strengths of African American Families by giving parents and children the tools they need to succeed. Topics covered are communicating, avoiding risky behaviors, how to handle the pre-teen years, finding a balance between firm parenting and showing love, helping youth develop healthy goals for the future and much more.

SOAR - Soaring Over All Obstacles - (SOAR) is a new group for teen girls ages 13 to 16. Participants in this 8 week group will learn about self-esteem, healthy decisions, and also connect them with mentors in the community. We want the young girls in our community to know they can make healthy decisions for their lives and there are people in the community who want to see them prosper and succeed.

Head Start & Early Head Start - Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and comprehensive services to enrolled children and families. low income children, between the ages of 3-5 and their families.

Court Ordered Programs

The Strengthening Families - A proven effective family-based prevention and intervention program. This program is designed for parents and their children, ages 12 – 18. The goal of the program is to increase positive social and communication skills while resisting peer pressure and substance abuse issues in youth by helping them build skills and giving parents more tools to help their children become responsible adults. The program also helps families improve the relationship between parents and children while decreasing the level of family conflict. The group meets weekly for 14 weeks in group sessions that have parent, youth and family sessions. Parents and youth meet in separate groups for the first hour and together as families during the second hour to practice skills, play games and complete family projects.

Juvenile Anger Management (JAM) - a 10 week program designed to help teens and parents effectively and appropriately express their anger through alternative behaviors. JAM is for teens ages 12 -17. There is also a parent group for the teens in the program. These groups meet separately.

The Choices & Consequences Program : Choices & Consequences is a 20 week program with an intake, individual, and group sessions. This program provides correctional counseling to criminal offenders. Choices & Consequences will teach skills to improve interpersonal skills, how to develop healthy social cognitions, gain a better understanding of themselves, recognize unhealthy patterns that govern their criminal behaviors.

END (Establishing Non-Violent Directions): a court mandated anger management/domestic violence intervention program for women. Often stuck in the cycle of violence, the participants of this 23 week program topics include anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills, and healthy/unhealthy relationships. Participants also receive individual counseling. This unique psycho-educational program changes their lives and assists them in raising their self-esteem and empowering them to lead healthier lives.