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Mental Health Services
Anger Management
Anger Management encourages participants to identify their difficult feelings and how they connect to irresponsible behaviors.  They will explore seven proven strategies that will help them cope with these difficult feelings and then develop a plan to deal with them as they arise.
This is a four-week course which meets for one hour each week.

Life Skills
Life Skills focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings and behavior.  Participants explore the connection between situations, self-talk, feelings, and how they relate to behavior choices.  Life Skills also focuses on understanding and improving relationships by helping participants learn and express themselves in healthy ways and learn effective tools to handle negative peer pressure.
This is a four-week course which meets for one hour each week. 

MRT-Moral Reconation Therapy
Moral Reconation Therapy is a cognitive-behavioral counseling program that combines education, group and individual counseling with structured exercises designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients.  This program was developed for individuals with chronic substance abuse problems, anger management, domestic violence issues, and much more.  MRT addresses beliefs and reasoning.  The program is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong.
This is an open-ended group where clients will go at their own pace.

Something for Nothing
Something for Nothing directly confronts and exposes the thinking and behaviors underlying shoplifting.  This program is directly targeted to shoplifters who are placed on probation, diversion programs, or ordered to undergo a shoplifting treatment program.
This is a one-day, eight-hour course.

Specialized Education for Children Having Sex (SECHS)
With help from local community organizations, SECHS covers a range of topics to educate youth considering or engaging in sexual activity.  Topics covered are: "Juveniles, Sex, and the Law," Abstinence, STD's Teen Violence in Relationships and Rape, and HIV/AIDS.
This is a one-day, eight-hour course.

Why Try
The Why Try Program is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success.  The Why Try curriculum engages students with a series of ten visual analogies that teach important life skills (e.g., decisions have consequences, dealing with peer pressure, obeying laws and rules, plugging into support systems).
This is a four-week course which meets for one hour twice a week.

Job Readiness
Job Readiness focuses on helping youth develop skills in job searching, application completion, resume building, interviewing, and job retention.
This class meets daily, Monday-Thursday.




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