Anger Management Group (5565A)
Participants engage in an interactive eight week anger management course and apply skills to real life issues and occurrences. Groups meet once a week and session topics include Group Introduction, Anger Management, Problem-Solving & Conflict Resolution, School Violence, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Relaxation Techniques, Self-Talk, and Decision-Making.
Anger Management is held on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm.
Daily Living Skills Individual (5561) & Group (5562)
Provide support and training on an individual or group basis for youth ages 14-18 in the community, the child's home or at the provider site.
Training areas include budgeting, medication management, basic etiquette, general cooking skills, grocery shopping, laundry skills, household maintenance, transportation skills, etc.
Life Skills (5563B)
Life Skills is offered for teens ages 14-18. The focus is making goal-oriented decisions. Skills addressed are money management & budgeting, understanding credit, bargain shopping, use of public transportation, college/vocational school searches, choosing a doctor, use of community based resources, developing hobbies & interests, and overall independent living skills.
Psychotherapy (5160) In-home psychotherapy is provided on a short-term basis. The focus may be either individual or familiar depending on the client's needs and/ or service requested upon intake. Specific skill areas to be addressed by therapist and clients include but are not limited to anger-management, impulse control, decision making, communication skills, and grief counseling.
Because of the time frame of the therapy, therapists may employ a functional analytic approach to meet the client's needs by addressing current behaviors and issues instead of investigating the epistemology of behavioral or mental health issues. Additional psychotherapy models that therapists may employ include but are not limited to are: cognitive, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) approaches.
Therapists at HDC possess a M.A., M.S., MSW, Ph.D., or Psy.D. At minimum a therapists will possess a Bachelors degree in a Social Science field, in which case they will be working towards an advanced degree at an accredited university and be required to attend supervisory sessions for one hour per week with a Master's level therapist.
The Elite, is a youth development and scholarship program for students in grades 6-12.
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Crisis Stabilization/Observation (5303 & 5303B)
Crisis Prevention Interventionists (CPI) are on call 24 hours per day/7 days per week to respond to emergency mental health crises.
The role of the CPI is to model and build pro-social skills in clients as well as to introduce teens to positive community based activities to prevent crises from occurring.
CPIs attend bi-weekly team meetings and supervision sessions.
Clients who are relatively good students are engaged in The Elite and the Anger Management Group is open to all.