Life Skills Groups

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Community Attention offers a variety of groups designed to help participants learn new skills and practice their use in everyday life.  Every group offered includes:

  • Weekly session
  • Fee based transportation assistance
  • Education on the topic  and a focus on Personal Responsibility
  • Skill Building exercises
  • Processing participant situations and emotions and Brain-Storming solutions
  • Practicing and Role-Playing Strategies for improved skills
  • Weekly assignments for participants
  • Post Test
  • Awards for successful completion
  • Recommendations for the parent and referring agent for follow-up services

Currently we are offering the following groups on a regular basis:

Anger Management: The purpose of this group is to help youth ages 10 to 18 understand their emotions, learn effective coping strategies, and improve their ability to make good choices.  Topics include understanding emotions, decision making strategies, communication skills, healthy alternatives, and new skills development.  The group will be offered for an hour and fifteen minutes, once a week, for a six-week session.  A maximum of 12 youth will be enrolled in each session.

Independent Living: The purpose of this group is to teach and train young adults basic independent living skills to better prepare them for living on their own.  The group includes discussions, hands-on assignments, field trips, and guest speakers.  Topics include education, housing, transportation, money management, health, leisure, laws and career exploration.  The group will be offered for an hour and fifteen minutes, once a week, for a twelve-week session.  A maximum of 12 youth will be enrolled in each session.

Workplace Readiness:  The purpose of this group is to teach and train young adults basic workplace to better prepare them to obtain and maintain employment. The group includes discussions, hands-on assignments, field trips, and guest speakers.  Topics include job search skills, applications and resumes, interviewing, communication skills and other pro-social work behaviors.  The group will be offered for an hour and fifteen minutes, once a week, for a six-week session.  A maximum of 12 youth will be enrolled in each session.

For more information or to make a referral, contact:

Misty Graves

(434) 981-4014
graves@charlottesville.org