In addition to the groups that are conducted as part of our Substance Abuse Recovery Component, Hope Hill provides several specialty groups of which each youth could attend 3 to 12 groups a week. Some of our core groups are:
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
is a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help children and adolescents improve social skill competence and moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. The program specifically targets chronically aggressive children and adolescents. Developed by Arnold P. Goldstein and Barry Glick, ART has been implemented in schools and juvenile delinquency programs across the United States and throughout the world. The program consists of 10 weeks (30 sessions) of intervention training, and is divided into three components-social skills training, anger-control training, and training in moral reasoning. Clients attend a one-hour session in each of these components each week. Incremental learning, reinforcement techniques, and guided group discussions enhance skill acquisition and reinforce the lessons in the curriculum.
Sexual Abuse Survivors Group
is a step by step guide in working to help victims of sexual abuse come to grips with what is happening to them and overcome their feelings of isolation, confusion, and self-doubt. They will gain insight on their own ideas and beliefs, reshape their self-image; find new ways of feeling and relating to people. They way also gain education and awareness about keeping themselves safe, body image, and health. The groups generally meet for 1 hour sessions a week for 10-12 weeks or as long as needed.
Independent Living Group
is a curriculum that addresses five core areas of education, community resources, money management, housing and unemployment. It also addresses prevention with drugs and alcohol, teen pregnancy and health and nutrition. The groups generally meeting for 1 hour sessions a week for 8-10 weeks or as long as needed to complete the core content.
Alcohol and Drug Education Group
is a video driven group process where thought provoking questions about a drug topic such as marijuana occurs initially. A 15 minute video is shown which depicts the negative impact of the drug use and real life personal experiences of other youth and their family members. Then together the whole group is lead in a discussion to illicit their thoughts and feelings on the impact of the drug on their lives and their families or persons significant to them. The group meets for 1 hour sessions for 10 weeks.