Classes

  1. Life Skills Classes for Teens and Adults.

Dealing with life can be extremely challenging, especially if you have grown up in or around dysfunctional behavior.

If you have been abused, neglected, and/or emotionally hurt by someone you have trusted and have never received counseling to resolve the trauma and release the hurt and pain— these may possibly be reasons you are having trouble with navigating even the simplest things in life.

Whether you are having a difficult time finding employment, or whether you simply need assistance with understanding how to better manage your time so you can accomplish more each and every day— call for a free consultation on how we might be able to assist you in reaching your goals and excelling in life!

  1. Anger Management

Anger management classes teach participants ways to manage their anger in a more effective way. American Psychological Association defines anger as a normally occurring emotion that can cause significant impairments in relationships, work productivity and personal functioning if uncontrolled. Typically anger management classes are taught at community mental health centers, but may be taught in churches, schools and rehabilitation programs. They are also typically conducted in groups, but may be individually taught as well.

Choose an anger management program. Most programs contain workbooks and a teaching manual, but some may also include handouts, videos or other supplemental materials. Most programs and workbooks cover the same basic material, but differ in their approach. Some programs are spiritually based while others put emphasis on relaxation or skill building. Also consider if the class will target young people or adults, as some material for adults is not appropriate for children and adolescents. While most anger management resources are appropriate for either men or women, there are some gender specific programs available. Research available programs that include the information that is appropriate for the setting and are within budget. Online booksellers have a variety of manuals and workbooks to choose from and provide summaries and reviews to help group leaders find the resources appropriate for the group.

  1. Domestic Violence

Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse or intimate partner violence, can be broadly defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation.

Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats that include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, controlling or domineering, intimidation, stalking, passive-aggressive abuse, and economic deprivation (withholding money or support).

Domestic violence may or may not constitute a crime, depending on local statutes, severity and duration of specific acts, and other variables. Alcohol consumption and substance use together with a mental illness can be co-occurring with domestic violence and present additional challenges when present alongside patterns of verbal, emotional, and/or psychological abuse.

CCS understands being a victim of domestic violence can often be embarrassing, which often leads to shame, which often leads to denial– which, if unaddressed, can often lead to fatal injuries.  However, you should not be embarrassed about being a victim.

In fact, you should not be embarrased about being a perpetrator of Domestic Violence.  We are here to help, not judge.  We are here to help build up, not tear down.

We are here to help provide not only healing so  you can lead a healthy, functional life, but we are also here to provide the tools and resources to (if the victim) know how to avoid these types of relationships in the future and take proper care of yourself– If the perpetrator, we are here to provide the tools and resources necessary to help make good choices and address such destructive (to self and ones you love) behaviors.

Call for more information on an initial DV assessment and subsequent counseling. 678-423-3200

  1. Parenting

You may be a great parent, but the truth is all parents could stand to do better. Parenting classes provide a way to learn new tactics to apply on your children to help them develop.

Types

There are many different types of parental classes to consider. Some teach ways to redirect your child’s behavior while others focus on basic ways to build skills. A common theme for parenting classes is to positively reinforce children instead of teaching only through punishment. Parenting classes can also cover topics such as setting boundaries, nurturing cooperative behavior and other classes that will all help to improve you as a parent and your children’s development.

Function

Parenting classes help parents choose some traditional and alternative ways to parenting. So many times after college, parents know a lot about the world and its harsh realities but fail to be able to put it in perspective for children on a level they can understand. With the help of parenting classes, parents are able to take the positive offensive when it comes to teaching their children responsibility as well as other social and academic skills. Several suggestions of courses of actions are given during these classes in order to give parents more than one option to deal with children and their various personalities.

Significance

When a parenting class is decided upon, you have already made a conscious choice as a parent to invest in the future of your child through improving your skills as a parent. Parents who make this choice decide to take the reigns of responsibility for their child as well as their own parenting skills. Spouses often learn how to promote compromise as well as teaching their children to do the same. You will also find that after applying the techniques you have learned in parenting class that you have more time to yourself.

Considerations

Since money may be tight, you may want to do a bit of investigating before choosing a parenting class. Although for the service provided, most courses are relatively inexpensive, they can still be costly depending on your budget or how many classes you decide to take. Online parenting classes may be the answer. This will help to save on gas, bur remember that you will be at home and possibly distracted.

Benefits

Immediate payoff may be seen once you have applied some of the techniques you have learned from a parenting class. Your children may learn to be more responsible and mindful. After boundaries have been set with your children, there will be less cause to worry about some things. The overall household environment may change once the focus is changed to positive and encouraging behaviors from all family members. Your family will truly learn the meaning of family through everyday interaction that is structured and grounded upon sound judgments and reinforcement from top to bottom.

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