Please reach out to the contact person if you have questions or intersted in joining a specific group.
Description and Criteria
Group will give girls an opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop positive coping mechanisms, improve daily problem solving skills, feel connected with other girls, and make healthy decisions. Topics could include: Self Awareness, Self Esteem, Relationships, Emotions, Stress, Friendships, communication, healthy decisions.
Group will utilize Aggression Replacement Training, a cognitive behavioral intervention program to help students improve social skill competence, moral reasoning, better manage anger, and reduce aggressive behavior. Students referred should struggle with handling frustration and anger appropriately.
Group will provide academic supervision, social emotional support, resources and parenting skills to GCHS female students who are either pregnant or parenting.
Our curriculum is heavily influenced by the book, The Science of Making Friends, by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, 2013.
This would most likely be individual students with a therapist, but if timing allows for it, students may be paired up. Students will have a minimum of four contacts made, one per week, to assure follow up care is being provided based upon available discharge orders. Student would then be referred onto additional supports based upon current need.
Please email your counselor if you have questions or are interested in joining.
We offer a safe and supportive space for all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning students at Grant High School where they will be respected, receive affirmation of their diverse identities while exploring issues around safety, community, advocacy, academic and leadership opportunities and education.
(Grief, Loss, and Divorce)
This group is intended for students who have experienced a significant loss in their lives and who need support and strength in healing due to a death or serious illness of a close friend or family member.
The Social Skills group is designed for freshman through senior at risk students. This group is designed to help students better understand and strengthen their social skills and learn how to communicate more effectively and appropriately with peers and adults.
COA (Children of Addicts Support Group)
This group provides support and education for students who have a family member who currently have an addiction or a family member who is in the process of recovery. Students will learn about the disease model of addiction, family roles often associated with addiction, problem solving methods, effective communication and new coping skills.
Drug Education Group
This group is intended for students who have been caught at school under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or who are actively using and need more support. This group provides drug education for students that have experimented with drugs or who are actively using and helps break the chain between drug use and abuse.
This group is intended to provide added adult supervision and structure for students who are failing classes due to poor work completion. Students will bring homework to group and work to complete one assignment each session. Students will use solution focused goal setting strategies for short and long term goals.
Stress and Anxiety Group I (9 and 10 grade)
The group is intended to enhance the ability of students to reduce stress and handle stressful situations in their daily lives. Students discuss the nature of stress and its impact on health and behavior and learn various cognitive, behavioral, and relaxation methods to deal with situations that are stressors or potential stressors and integrate coping strategies in their daily lives.
Stress and Anxiety Group II (11 and 12 grade)
The group is intended to enhance the ability of students to reduce stress and handle stressful situations in their daily lives. Students discuss the nature of stress and its impact on health and behavior and learn various relaxation methods including mindfullness to deal with situations that are stressors or potential stressors and integrate coping strategies in their daily lives.
Decision Making Group
Level I (9 and 10 grade)
Level II (11 and 12 grade)
The group was created to help students learn and practice decision making skills and handle challenging situations in their daily lives.