Groups Offered at SCHS
Job Skills Group:
This group, which is facilitated by the school counselor and the career advisor, will teach students skills necessary to find a good job. Students learn how to write a resume, a cover letter, and a thank you note, learn how to interview effectively, and also learn how to communicate effectively on the job. The Job Skills Group meets once a week for 4 weeks.
This group, which is facilitated by the school counselor, will give male students a chance to learn about and discuss topics such as bouncing back from tough times, being a responsible citizen, understanding the importance of trust and respect, and other topics relevant to teen males. The group meets once a week for 4 weeks.
A 4-week group facilitated by the school social worker and a registered nurse. Topics for the 4 weeks include: A Girls Guide To Her Own Body, A Girls Guide To Dating Relationships/Safety, A Girls Guide To Other Relationships (friendships, family) and A Girls Guide To Her Own Worth.
An 8-week group facilitated by a SCHS teacher and the school social worker. Topics covered in this group include: Employment (ex. self promotion, resumes), Community Living (ex. finding an apartment, choosing the right roommate), Banking/Personal Finances (ex. what is your credit score, takes, budgeting), Personal Care (ex. personal safety), Transportation (ex. basic car maintenance, what to look for when buying a used vehicle), Meal Planning (ex. food preparation, setting a table), Graduating Into An Adult World. This class includes special speakers from the community including a police officer, an attorney and a financial expert.
Young Parents Group
An open-ended group facilitated by the school social worker. Expecting and young parents are encouraged to attend. The group meets in The Nest, the room provided for young parents and their infants (until the infants reach 6 months of age). This is a support group. We also provide an educational piece for the parents by connecting with community resources and educational components.
Why Try/Resilience Group
A 16-week group facilitated by a SCHS teacher and the school social worker. Why try in life? We will talk about social and emotional resiliency in life. We will present tools and discuss using them in surviving everyday life. Lessons include: The Reality Ride, Tearing Off Your Label, Defense Mechanisms, Climbing Out, Jumping Your Hurdles, Desire-Time-Effort, Lift The Weight, Get Plugged In, You Can See Over The Wall, The Motivation Formula, Emotional Fuel, Flipping The Switch, Relational Resilience, Street Resilience, Resource Resilience and Rock Bottom Resilience.
Applied Topics Group
An open-ended group facilitated by the SCHS special ed teacher and an employee from the Dakota Center for Independent Living. Primarily designed for students on IEPs – but open to all students – this group focuses on building up functional job-related skills, working on social skills, and identifying personal strengths and weaknesses. Topics include everything from skills that are needed for employment to social media safety and awareness.