Scituate Public Schools announces Support Groups for Students starting in March 2016
“Kids of Promise” is a group for kids in 7th through 12th grades who have been impacted by a friend or loved one’s substance use or addiction.
SPS is pleased to offer Kids of Promise, an in-school support group. This curriculum based support group is offered through Caron’s Student Assistance Program for students impacted by a friend or loved one’s substance use or addiction. It is voluntary for students (who are responsible for any missed classwork) and parental permission is required to participate. Separate, small groups are offered at Gates and SHS.
During the 8-week course, your student will meet with the group once a week during lunch. The group’s focus will be: positive self-esteem building, healthy communication skills, relationship building (parents, siblings, peers, etc.), healthy coping skills and decision making, alcohol and drug prevention, and helping students identify feelings associated with loved ones who may be suffering from addiction. Thanks to grant support from the Scituate FACTS Coalition, this group will be facilitated by Brooke Morgan, from Caron Treatment Center’s Student Assistance Program.
“Insight” is a group for kids in grades 9- 12 who would benefit from positive decision-making skills. This is a psycho-educational support group for high school students to explore adolescent challenges pertaining to difficult decision-making, self-esteem, stress management, resiliency and goal-setting. This group will run during the school day, once a week for approximately eight weeks during lunch and H Block. Your student will be responsible for obtaining and completing any missed school work. It is important to understand that this group is a positive addition to his or her school day, and past participants have enjoyed the group dynamic. Brook Morgan from Caron’s Student Assistance Program will facilitate the small group, with funding support from FACTS.
If you have any questions, or to obtain a permission slip, please do not hesitate to contact School Counseling:
For Scituate High School: Jen Lopes, LICSW, School Adjustment Counselor: 781 545-8750 x102.
For Gates Intermediate School: Paulette Marino, LICSW, School Adjustment Counselor: 781 545-8760 x208