MAKING MENTAL HEALTH GROUPS WORK IN JOB CORPS
This training highlights effective mental health groups in Job Corps.
After the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Increase awareness of group dynamics and group therapy strategies in groups for socially shy and/or socially challenged Job Corps students
- Develop skill set for running socially oriented groups
- Collect curriculum ideas for development of “Chill and Chat” groups
- Describe group activities to promote growth , resilience, integrity, and tenacity (GRIT)
- Explain the importance of engaging in self-care and compassion, persisting after setbacks, avoiding destructive anger/distinguishing between aggression and healthy expressions of anger, addressing and combatting toxic masculinity, and successful completion of the program
- Teach students the importance of goal setting, building self-confidence, passion, determination and integrity through team building activities and events, problem solving skills, public speaking, positive self-expression and financial literacy
- Identify a viable skills group to implement on your center
- Describe the components of the MINORS skills building curriculum
- Take away ideas for developing and implementing a skills-building group with the intention to retain and support young adult trainees.