Support Groups

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Educational/training classes

The Ark offers two types of classes that have been approved by many state agencies, including DFCS and the court system.

  1. Parenting and support classes
    Our parenting and support classes are taught by licensed professionals with family therapy experience. They are scheduled in six-week increments for 1½ hours for each session (total of 9 hours). These classes may meet the requirements for DFCS guidelines and the court system. (Participants are encouraged to get approval from the DFCS office they are assigned to prior to enrolling in the classes.)

    Each participant is given a certificate of completion with the number of sessions attended. Upon request, the staff also provides a statement of a parents’ involvement level to the agency mandating these classes.

  2. Stress and anger management classes
    Stress and anger management classes also meet the requirements for most court-ordered classes. It is comprised of 12 hours of instruction from the state recommended curriculum and is taught by a Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS).

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Group support services

The Ark offers a wide variety of specialized support groups to local communities on a periodic basis. Such support groups are led by various therapists who are trained and experienced in each area of need. Periodic groups may include:

  • Coping with divorce
  • Coping with grief and loss
  • Survivors of suicide
  • Survivors of domestic violence
  • Survivors (victims) of sexual abuse
  • Support for families with addictions
  • Foster children support groups
  • Grand-parenting children support groups

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Schedule of Classes

Parenting Training

2017

  • April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
  • August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7

 

Anger Management

2017

  • March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9

 

 

Stress Management

Pending schedule

Child & Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Pending schedule

Grand-parenting Support

Pending schedule

Grief Support

Pending schedule

Foster Children Support

Pending schedule

Other Training

Pending schedule

Please call us at 706-246-0733 to sign up for one of the classes or support groups listed above.