This group offers weekly meetings to support LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13-18. This program promotes identity self-acceptance, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution through the use of self-help strategies and activities.
This is an ongoing, open group offered Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus but initial enrollment is required.
This group targets youth 12-18 years of age who struggle with anger and other impulsive behaviors. The 10-week, evidence-based, curriculum, improves anger management skills, increases social skills, and improves personal relationships.
Contact Lauren O’Connell at 201-797-2660 ex 5649 for group information and scheduling.
Food, Feelings, and Body Image
An 8-week psycho-educational group designed to support girls ages 13-17 as they navigate psychological, cultural, and physiological pressures. This group provides appropriate intervention to help prevent progression to an eating disorder.
Thursdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus
1/12/17 - 3/2/17
5/25/17 - 7/13/17
Freedom from Anxiety
A group for youth ages 10-17 designed to increase their ability to recognize signs of anxiety and strengthen skills to cope with difficult feelings and situations. Using an evidence-based curriculum, the group setting helps to promote healthy social relationships through 8 sessions.
10-13 years of age: Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Paramus
4/12/17 - 5/31/17
14-17 years of age: Mondays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn
1/9/17 - 3/13/17
4/3/17 - 5/22/17
7/10/17 - 8/28/17
Music Therapy Group
This group uses the natural elements embedded in music-making, to target the needs of children with social, behavioral, or developmental challenges in a non-threatening, engaging and fun way. Over the 8-session period, children ages 7-13 (in developmental/age-appropriate groups) will partake in goal-oriented and evidence-based music experiences.
7-10 years of age: Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn
1/24/17 - 3/14/17
7/11/17 - 8/29/17
10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn
4/4/17 - 5/23/17
On the Mend
A children’s support group for youth ages 5-13 featuring the evidence-based Children of Divorce Intervention Program. During the 8 sessions, youth will learn age-appropriate coping skills to assist with the difficulties triggered by parental separation and/or divorce.
5-9 years of age: Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn
3/16/17 - 5/4/17
Parenting With Common Sense
This parenting education group features Common Sense Parenting®, an evidence-based model. Through 8 weekly group sessions, parents will learn practical and effective ways to discipline their children, increase positive behaviors, decrease negative behaviors, and teach age-appropriate skills. Also offered in Spanish.
English: Mondays 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Fair Lawn
2/27/17 - 4/17/17
6/5/17 - 7/31/17
Spanish: Fridays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Fair Lawn
2/3/17 - 3/24/17
Social Skills is an 8-week group that addresses the social and emotional functioning of youth ages 7-17 by helping them develop positive peer relationships, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, anger management techniques, and effective communication skills. Co-occurring parenting groups are also offered to help with parenting strategies.
7-9 years of age: Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus
1/17/17 - 3/7/17
3/21/17 - 5/9/17
6/13/17 - 8/8/17
10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus
1/10/17 - 2/28/17
3/14/17 - 5/2/17
6/6/17 - 8/1/17
14-17 years of age: Mondays from 6:00pm – 7:00pm in Paramus
3/20/17 - 5/8/17
Social Skills II: Beyond the Basics
Social Skills II: Beyond the Basics is an 8-week group for youth ages 10-13 who have successfully completed CarePlus NJ’s Social Skills program and could benefit from a more advanced group to enhance social and emotional learning. A recommended bi-weekly Parent Support Group runs simultaneously with the program.
10-13 years of age: Tuesdays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in Paramus
3/14/17 - 5/2/17
Toolbox for Wellness
A 12-week therapeutic group for youth ages 13-17 (separate male and female groups) that follows a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model to help youth examine their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Youth will identify how their thoughts and actions can be self-defeating and how to replace poor coping skills with positive actions.
Female group: 13-17 years of age: Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm in Fair Lawn
1/25/17 - 4/12/17
6/7/17 - 8/23/17
Male group: 13-17 years of age: Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in Fair Lawn
1/25/17 - 4/12/17