Community Outreach

Community Outreach Groups

These 8 session, early intervention groups, meet with small groups of identified students to discuss various topics throughout the school year. A skilled facilitator works with a maximum of 12 students to present education and skills to students in relevant and innovative approach on the following topics:

  • Grief and Loss
  • How Emotions Work for You (anger management)
  • Healthy Relationships and Boundaries
  • Gang Intervention
  • Girls
  • Boys
  • Coping Skills (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Life Skills
  • Mean Girls: Dealing with Relational Aggression
  • Strategies for Motivation
  • Youth Leadership
  • Substance Abuse Education

For more information about Wedgwood's Community Outreach Groups, contact the Bouma Counseling Center at 616.942.7294.

Youth Enhancement Program

The Youth Enhancement Program (YEP) is designed for Wedgwood clients who currently participate in Family Case Management or In-home services. The program exists to aid families and case workers by reinforcing the skills children are learning in therapy, targeting troubling behaviors at home and at school.
Topics include:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication skills
  • Emotion management and coping
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem building
  • Strengths-building
  • Stress management

Children are taught these skills through fun and interactive activities. Dinner and transportation are also provided at no charge. For more information about YEP, contact Kelly at 616.965.3477.



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