Our goals: Build interpersonal and social skills through basic manners like sharing, kindness, listening skills etc.), identifying and expressing emotions, learn about creating healthy boundaries, and practicing self-control/ reducing impulsivity.
Week of April 9- Creativity
Create Your Own Story to share strengths, personality characteristics, etc.
Never Ending Story- using creativity and teamwork to create a narrative and expression
Week of April 16- Self Worth
Self Worth Bucket- how to use kindness to fill others’ buckets and how to prevent from taking from others’ buckets
Week of April 23- Teamwork
Mirroring Acitvity- improving communication skills, nonverbal cues
Color me a Rainbow- using teamwork to complete a task while enhancing communication skills
Week April 30- Anger Management
Cool Down Stategies- identifying coping skills, self calming and relaxation techniques to aid in controlling anger
Metaphor my Anger- Identifying metaphors for anger and how it relates to each participant
Week of May 7- What is Positive Self- Esteem?
What defines us?- Identifying negative messages from others and how it impacts our self perspective
What are my strengths?- Identifying character strengths, talents/skills, etc
Week of May 14- Reflecting on positive
What I’m Proud Of- Identifying accomplishments and how we did so
Positive Self Talk- replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts
Week of May 21- Handling “bullies” and “put downs”
Put Downs- Identifying why people are “mean” to others, what to do, and how to help others.
Encouraging others- influencing others to be kind and respectful, Identifying positive traits of others
4:00pm – 4:20pm: Arrive, snack, & ice breaker
4:20pm – 4:40pm: Homework
4:40pm - 5:15pm: Structured Game
5:15pm - 5:40pm: Structured Activity
5:40pm – 5:50pm: Cleanup/ Prepare to leave
On School Snow Days, any closures will be announced on LEX-18. Watch for news on our Facebook page. It will be listed on both forums as "The Academy on Main, Children and Family Counseling Associates, INC. and Character Quest".
Character Quest is an innovative after school therapy group in which licensed mental health professionals and support staff at CAFCA work closely with a small group of children to learn and practice essential social skills. Through years of clinical experience, the staff has learned that there is no more effective way to enhance the skills learned in therapy than to practice them with a group.
Below is a calendar of topics that will be focused on for the specified week.
Adventures in Therapy
Children & Family Counseling Associates, Inc.