Options for Change/Wellness
Social Skills Groups are offered both in the office (groups and 1-1) and through community outreach, which includes from 3 hours up to 90 hours of training for each participant. Trained coaches teach skills that can be used in five areas of life which are: self, family, community, school/work, and leisure. We offer a cognitive behavioral approach to teaching skills that include assertiveness, decision making, problem solving, stress management and goal setting. In addition we facilitate employment readiness training to address oral communication, working with others, continuous learning, thinking skills and employment maintenance skills. Ninety (90) people received training through our social skills groups. New partnerships were recently developed in 2016 with Ontario Works and Algoma Public Health, to pilot our program to those in recovery from addictions. We also began a pilot program specific to women along with Ontario Works, Employment Solutions, the YMCA and Northland Adult Learning Centre.