||Getting To Know You and Me|
Goal: To create a trusting, comfortable atmosphere. To create rules. To initiate group interaction.
Concepts: I am a special person in this group. Rules make it safe for me to share. There are others like me with similar problems.
Goal: To identify, express and explore feelings related to addiction.
Concepts: All feelings are okay. Some feelings are more comfortable than others. Sometimes, it's appropriate to keep our feelings in. There are safe people to talk to.
Goal: To learn defenses and how they cover up feelings.
Concepts: Behaviors that cover up my feelings are called defenses. Defenses help kids cope. I can learn when to use them and safe places to let them down.
Goal: To express feelings and needs in healthy ways.
Concepts: I can use "I" messages. Body language and voice tone is important.
||Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction|
Goal: To understand chemical dependency as a progressive disease. To raise awareness about alcohol's effects on a person's behavior and feelings.
Concepts: Alcohol and other drugs can change how people feel. Some people use them as a defense. People with the disease of addiction are not bad people, they may do bad things.
||My Family and Me|
Goal: To raise awareness of the roles in a chemically dependent family. To identify and explore the effects of alcoholism on members.
Concepts: All families are special. We learn these rules: Don't talk-Don't trust-Don't feel
||Problem Solving and Decision Making|
Goal: To learn creative problem solving techniques. To share and explore problems which will create new solutions and support.
Concepts: Asking for help is okay. We need to stay safe.
||Self-Care and Staying Safe|
Goal: To learn healthy physical and emotional boundaries within the family. To identify safe people, places and activities.
Concepts: First priority is to stay safe. I can identify safe people in my life.
||I Am Special|
Goal: To begin to identify positive traits.
To identify similarities and appreciate differences in themselves and others.
Concepts: I am a special person. It is ok to feel good about myself. I can celebrate myself and others.
Goal: To share affirmations and feelings about group experience with each other.
Concepts: I feel less alone when I share. It is important to share my feelings and needs.