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Next STEP

Wednesdays, July 30 – August 20
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
$80 per student

Help your student transition into high school successfully with Next STEP, a program designed to teach incoming 9th grade students the skills they’ll need to thrive. Over four weeks, counselor Mark Crowe, M.Ed., LPC, will share with students the STEPs: Social adjustment (including social media), Time Management, Expect More, and Prepare for Success.

Sign up now to make sure your 9th grader is ready on the first day.

 

Child-Parent Relationship (CPR) Training

When children have problems, they may not have the words to express them. Play gives children a way to communicate feelings they don’t understand or are unable to express. With 20 hours of Child-Parent Relationship Training, motivated parents can learn to be as effective as play therapists with their own children. Research has shown that CPR Training can reduce or eliminate behavior problems, enhance the parent-child relationship, develop responsibility and self-control in children, and increase children’s self-esteem and self-confidence. CPR Training is conducted in 10 weekly two-hour sessions. The atmosphere is accepting and the training interactive, making it enjoyable for one or both parents. Parents of children 2½ to 10 years of age are welcome to attend. Dr. Mary Causey will facilitate the group sessions.

Child care is available for a fee and must be reserved in advance.

Couple Connection

What makes a marriage extraordinary? What are couples in satisfying relationships doing differently than couples in distressed relationships? We will explore these and other questions in a four-week marriage enrichment workshop that describes God’s blueprint for relationships. Grace Point counselor Dr. Mary Causey will present the workshop. Mary is an adjunct lecturer for the Master’s Counseling Department at Sam Houston State University and has extensive training in working with couples.

DivorceCare and DC4K

DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. Leading the group is Susan Jones. DivorceCare is a place where you can meet other divorced and separated adults and hear about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.

DivorceCare also offers a coinciding program for your children called DC4K. DC4K is a special group that helps children ages 5 – 12 heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. Children become friends with other children who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents.

The Emotionally Healthy Woman

Join us for a four-week educational discussion group led by Grace Point counselor Margie Jordan.

Topics Covered:

  • Week 1: Defining emotional health and practicing good self-care
  • Week 2: Developing healthy boundaries and discussing family of origin issues
  • Week 3: Being a healthy caregiver, understanding stress, anxiety and depression
  • Week 4: Staying emotionally healthy

Healthy Homes

This eight-week, informational and interactive group is for those who want to improve the emotional, relational and spiritual health of their family. Margie Jordan will be the facilitator of this group.

Topics Covered:

  • Week 1: Introduction and defining healthy
  • Week 2: Setting healthy goals
  • Week 3: Practicing good self-care and boundaries
  • Week 4: Constructing family genograms (an expanded family tree)
  • Week 5: Discovering growth areas
  • Week 6: Improving communications
  • Week 7: Developing healthy conflict resolution skills
  • Week 8: Setting long-term goals and wrap-up

Love and Respect

Child care is available for a fee and must be reserved in advance.

A six-week class led by Dr. Mary Causey and Rev. Cliff Ritter for married and engaged couples who want to:

  • break the cycle of conflict
  • have a marriage based on a biblical model of success
  • communicate more effectively

Child care is available.

Making Peace with Your Past

Led by Susan Jones, this 10-week evening group is designed for people who grew up in a dysfunctional family or need to overcome past hurts. Making Peace with Your Past provides a safe, confidential and loving environment for personal and spiritual recovery, healing, growth and well-being. Many lives have been transformed through attending this group and learning God’s desire for our lives — to live joyfully, without the chains of the past.

Topics covered include:

  • Discovering self-esteem
  • Recognizing self-defeating behaviors
  • The advantages of a turbulent past
  • Release from shame
  • Overcoming the fear of joy
  • It’s OK to be yourself
  • Forgiving the people who have hurt you
  • Help for people who grew up too soon
  • Coming to terms with the blessing

Child care is available for a fee and must be reserved in advance.

Special Blessings: The Journey of Hidden Treasures

This four-week session is for families who have learned they are expecting a child with special needs and for families who have recently received a special needs diagnosis for one of their children.

Issues will include:

  • Coping with the initial shock
  • Adjustment
  • How God will prepare you to meet the need of your child
  • Marriage challenges
  • Hope for the future

Child care is available for a fee and must be reserved in advance.

Patricia Fairhurst and Sheryl Serres, Ph.D. LPC-S, will co-facilitate this group.

Come and learn about the hidden treasure and special blessing God will reveal to you in this journey.

StepFamily Rhythms: Thriving Couples/Thriving Children

When couples marry or remarry, they have new hope and new expectations for the marriage, for their children and for joy anew! However, stepfamilies often try to relate similarly to intact/biological families, often due to lack of knowledge and preparation on how to form a stepfamily. Also the word “step” may bring up underlying feelings of embarrassment, shame, and failure. Though some areas are common to both traditional families and stepfamilies, stepfamilies pose some unique challenges and benefits. This four-week educational and interactive seminar will help you understand the many rhythms of stepfamily living and how to thrive.

  • Week 1: Stepfamily basics, the marriage/remarriage, biblical stepfamilies
  • Week 2: Expectations: the couple, the children, extended family, friends, comparison of stepfamily development versus intact biological families, new roles
  • Week 3: Finances, communication and conflict, common stepfamily problems and solutions
  • Week 4: Parenting in stepfamilies, unique benefits of a stepfamily, God’s healing grace

Led by Grace Point Counseling Center's Susan Jones and Margie Jordan. Both also have experience in stepfamily living.

Child care is available by reservation.