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8:30am - 4:30pm
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Utica Site Group Descriptions


Anger Management

A "classroom" type group that provides individuals participating in the 8-week program with a summary of core concepts and worksheets to complete homework assignments. Skills taught and consistent practice is necessary to successfully manage anger.

Computer Basics
Computer Basics helps members to be able to better utilize the computer program Microsoft Word, as well as teaching group members the function of tool bars, typing skills, and how to print and save documents. Members also have the opportunity to learn basic internet knowledge in this group.

Co-Occurring Support Group
Group members bring to the group different issues and topics relevant to them at the time.  Some topics may include:  recovery in mental health and substance use support, relapse prevention support and steps to recovery.

Cooking Group
The cooking group covers basic recipes for every day cooking. We will also cover some very easy baking and measurement techniques, as well as learn some helpful shortcuts in the kitchen. Come join us every Tuesday for a good time!

Crafts With Jim
Group members make different crafts using paints, markers, paper, beads, etc.  We make decorations for program events and holidays.  Members are encouraged to bring their own ideas to the group or use a number of projects in our Craft Books.

Dual Recovery
A "classroom" type group to help people understand alcohol/substance use and abuse as well as the issues associated with co-occurring psychiatric symptoms. Stages of Change, motivation towards recovery, and relapse prevention techniques are discussed. Dual recovery support, through peer advocate, is available.

Effective Communication
Communication is the process of sharing information, thoughts, and feelings between people through speaking writing and/or body language. These group lessons help members practice and learn new skills to improve their communication with others in many various situations.

Men's Support Group
Group members bring to the group different issues and topics relevant to them at the time.  Some topics may include: men’s health care, recovery support, current events, and relationships.

Positive Assertiveness
Through skill building and practice, participants learn the difference between aggressiveness, passiveness, and assertiveness. Skills in how to assert oneself, while being respectful to others are learned.

Recovery
From learning about psychiatric disorders, developing a toolbox with coping and relapse prevention skills, learning about medications and their side effects, to how to actively participate with doctors and therapists, this is a “classroom” type group which touches on everything "recovery".

Relationships & Boundaries
This group allows each member to experience and practice comfortable social skills with others creating the opportunity for better functioning relationships and positive self-regard. This is achieved with the use of role playing with fellow members and the group’s curriculum which can help members improve their understanding of appropriate boundaries inside the club and out.

Resting Your Mind
Resting Your Mind is a daily support group that utilizes a meditative reading from the book A Restful Mind. This group provides a daily practice that promotes reflection, awareness and offers new insights and perspectives to individuals living with mental illness. Our meetings emphasize on taking care of ourselves by utilizing the many tools of recovery and choosing which ones work best for us individually. We share our experience strength and hope on topics that include managing setbacks, reducing anxiety, asking for help, challenging self defeating thinking and being gentle with ourselves.

Self Esteem
This group focuses on the environmental and personal conditions which are necessary in order to build the 5 basic components of self-esteem: A sense of security, identity, belonging, purpose and competence; through skill building and encouragement to increase motivation and achieve goals.

Sewing and Stitching
This group focuses on teaching basic hand sewing to machine sewing to repair clothing, working with basic patterns and sewing techniques. Participants learn how to sew while choosing various sewing projects to complete and take home. Help in learning to knit or crochet is available.

Vocational Skills
Members will identify and explore current job search methods, identify additional training and support needs and enhance job readiness skills. Groups are designed to increase feelings of competence, foster team work and develop problem solving skills. Anyone interested in seeking employment or currently employed is welcomed to attend.

Workforce Support
The ARS Workforce support group is designed for ARS members who are currently working. This group provides an opportunity for members to meet and discuss their concerns, hopes and accomplishments related to maintaining their jobs in the community. Additionally this support group is designed to increase the feelings of competence, promote teamwork and develop healthy communication and problem solving skills. Anyone who is currently employed is welcomed to attend.

Yoga
Group members use an instructional video to follow simple Yoga techniques designed for beginners.  Yoga reduces the physical and mental effects of stress on the body, helps to improve flexibility and mobility, teaches meditation/relaxation, and helps ease conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue and insomnia.


Rome Site Group Descriptions

Anger Management
A "classroom" type group that provides individuals participating in the 8-week program with a summary of core concepts and worksheets to complete homework assignments. Skills taught and consistent practice is necessary to successfully manage anger.

Budgeting
Poverty is a significant issue for many people with psychiatric disorders. Financial problems can interfere significantly with recovery goals such as housing, education, and employment. This 8-week program will assist individuals with identifying values and creating financial goals, tracking and managing income vs. expenses, managing debt, gaining a better understanding of credit, using financial institutions and building consumer skills.

Healthy Cooking
This "fun" group will give individuals the "hands on" opportunity to work together in the kitchen preparing healthy meals while learning how to cook and make healthier choices at the grocery store. All "healthy creations" will be served at lunchtime and recipes shared with others.

Parenting Group
Parenting isn't always easy. This group will assist parents with obtaining the skills to set reasonable expectations, teach social skills and self control, establish family routines and traditions, and help their children to succeed in school and handle peer pressure. Parents will learn how to discipline through positive teaching using positive and negative consequences to change behavior and encourage improvement.

Recovery
From learning about psychiatric disorders, developing a toolbox with coping and relapse prevention skills, learning about medications and their side effects, to how to actively participate with doctors and therapists, this is a "classroom" type group which touches on everything "recovery".

Resting Your Mind
Resting Your Mind is a daily support group that utilizes a meditative reading from the book A Restful Mind. This group provides a daily practice that promotes reflection, awareness and offers new insights and perspectives to individuals living with mental illness. Our meetings emphasize on taking care of ourselves by utilizing the many tools of recovery and choosing which ones work best for us individually. We share our experience strength and hope on topics that include managing setbacks, reducing anxiety, asking for help, challenging self defeating thinking and being gentle with ourselves.

Self Advocacy
This 9-week program is designed for consumers of mental health services. It will assist individuals with identifying obstacles they face, developing strategies to overcome them and then implementing these plans. Individuals will learn the attitudes and skills that they can use to improve their self-advocacy abilities. The program will provide participants with advocacy and government contacts both local and nationwide and assist them with identifying their rights.

Self Esteem
This group focuses on the environmental and personal conditions which are necessary in order to build the 5 basic components of self-esteem: A sense of security, identity, belonging, purpose and competence; through skill building and encouragement to increase motivation and achieve goals.

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