Students in K-12 will practice important life skills to help them understand who they are and what they want out of life. Learning life skills can help children and teens overcome difficulties and meet the needs and demands of present society. The development of life skills will help youth find new ways of thinking and solving problems. They will recognize the impact of their actions and take responsibility rather than blaming others. They will also build confidence in both spoken skills and group collaborations. Find out more about what our Life Skills Workshops can offer your child or teen. K-2 Life Skills | 3-5 Life Skills | Middle School Life Skills | High School Life Skills
Everyone experiences emotions. Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral self-regulation skills can be taught much like literacy, with structure, support, and coaching. With a Trauma-informed coach, we will work through emotions your child struggles with. Anger Management | Depression | Anxiety | Stress | Confidence | Communication
Bullet Journaling for Mental Health
The participant will learn how to set up a Bullet Journal (BuJo) to better organize, plan, and track their lives. Each series focuses on just one thing at a time, giving us space to think and process events, thoughts, and feelings to develop a thorough and useful journal. Let’s unpack the moods, emotions, struggles, dreams, and events of our lives. This series focuses on just one thing at a time.
The focus of this workshop is to help children who are struggling to become academically successful. The benefits of education are boundless. Those who succeed academically typically live longer and have fewer obstacles in life. We strongly believe that removing children from the vicious cycle of poverty will reduce the harm to future children and animals.
These workshops teach about fostering kindness, respect, and empathy for both humans and animals; Humane Education Workshops are great for birthday parties and day cares that are looking for enjoyable activities.
The Following set of programs are currently under development and will be implemented in our community once we have a facility and sufficient funding. Our Current Goal for full implementation is 2023. Please feel free to click on each set of programs and provide feedback and ideas.
Intervention Training Programs
Participants will spend a time providing animals with basic obedience training and socialization. These programs focus on youth that are “at-risk” of continuing cycles of poverty, abuse, and/or neglect. They are also beneficial for teen parents, populations considered behaviorally challenged, and adults or children with developmental disabilities.
Through the help of animal-assisted activities, participants will strengthen their problem-solving skills, communication skills, focus, in addition to learning ways to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and anger. Learning how to reward instead of punishing and following through on projects are just a few of the many benefits. Functional literacy (reading, math, comprehension) and family outreach components are also included.
The animals in these programs that display service animal quality behavior may participate in a special training program before being adopted by the family who has been approved for a support animal. The animals may be trained to provide emotional support to children and adults with down syndrome, autism, or a number of disabilities and illness’. Dogs will spend approximately one year training in this special program.
Revitalize Our Community Job Development Program
We will provide the opportunity for youth ages 15 – 18 and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in a job development program designed to build and strengthen vocational skills in the following trades: Pet Care, Carpentry, Auto Mechanics, and Lawn Care. Starting with the most basic skills, participants can choose between several 4 week workshops or join a 6 month extensive program. After a minimum of six months, employment opportunities and apprenticeship positions may be available to qualified applicants.
Besides learning a specific trade, participants will also learn communication skills, active listening skills, how to be assertive versus rude, financial management, professionalism, job interview skills, coping with stress and anxiety. Techniques that will be used include: Animal Assisted Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis
During these scheduled workshop cycles, we offer low-cost services to the public on a sliding fee scale that focus on providing relief to low-income households.