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Our 2018 School Supply Drive is on!

Help us stock 200+ backpacks to disperse to kids in need throughout the Twin Cities – and help them feel confident and ready for their school year. 

You can donate via Amazon, or drop off wish list items at our Richfield or Golden Valley locations.

All donations are greatly appreciated and truly help kids start the school year off right! 

Testimonials

“I have been living with mental illnesses since I was 13... hospitalized more than 10 times since I was 19. After being in therapy for the last six months, I feel more stable than I have in my whole life... I love what they have done for me.” 

- Headway Client

Child & Adolescent Aggression Replacement Training

Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.) Group is a 6 hour (3-week,) psycho-educational group to help adolescents 10-18 learn how to better cope with their feelings of anger. New group sessions begin the first week of every month.

Learning new skills is often difficult. Parents will be provided with information to look over while group is in session each week. This will help parents stay informed on what is being taught so they can help support the new changes their adolescent is trying to make.

The only thing we ask new group members to bring to group is an open mind that things can be different if they want them to be.

Main Concepts Addressed In Group:

¨ Understanding the Teenage Brain

¨ The ABC’s of Anger:

A=antecedent or what led up to the problem?
B=behavior or what did you do or your response to A?
C=consequence or what were the results of your behavior (B)?

¨ Beliefs about Anger – Where does it come from?

¨ Anger Control Chain: Trigger, Cues, Anger Reducers

¨ Cycle of Anger (Behavior Chain)

¨ Empathy

¨ Perception

Goals of Group

¨ Adolescents will be able to verbalize the source of their anger.

¨ Adolescents will be able to recognize anger triggers, identify anger cues, and implement effective calming strategies.

¨ Adolescents will recognize how past difficulty with anger has resulted in negative consequences experienced by themselves and others.

¨ Adolescents will learn assertive communication skills to replace aggressive responses.

¨ Adolescents will learn pro-social decision making skills.

¨ Adolescents will be empowered to make choices that emulate who they want to be, not who they/others think they should be.

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