The Awesome Kids Program (AKP) to address social, emotional, behavioral and anger management issues in children. Behavior is caused by complex interactions of psychological, sociological, economic and biological forces that encourage individuals to rebel against societal norms. HAISF has identified over the past year that children practice negative behaviors in most cases as a mode for survival (i.e. theft, fighting, drug distribution and sales etc.). AKP teaches empathy, Coping and Problem-Solving Skills, Anger Management, Effective Communication, and Active Listening
The group’s CBT systematic approach identifies flawed or negative thinking patterns, beliefs, attitudes, & values, and changes them to positive ones. There group is open to all school age children, age groups include: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17.
Racial Trauma Support Group
In which ways are you triggered by recent events in the media? How has racial trauma emotionally impacted your ability to function?
Believe it or not, sometimes when we are exposed to too much stimuli from the media or community, our emotional responses and relational dynamics shift. Often times as people of color, we internalize these emotions as a means of 'getting by' or 'being strong'. While at one point in history this method preserved the endurance of our ancestors, we now have a means of healing from the scars of racial trauma.
We are passionate about seeing us transition, take care of ourselves, and process our emotions in an effective manner. Please join us and others, as we create this safe space together!