Kids Social Skills Group – Elementary school children learn how to interact in ways that are optimally communicative and socially appropriate with a focus on skills for effective listening, reciprocal responsiveness, self-reflection, behavior modulation and heightened sensitivity to others. The participants engage in child-centered activities such as game playing, balanced competition, and creative arts. The workshops are typically consecutive week with peer-age children’s groups for 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 years.
Nutley Empowering Teens (NET) – NET program is an early intervention program designed to help local youth who may be at risk ofdeveloping a behavioral health problem. NET provides interventions and education to prevent or reduce the risk of developing a behavioral health problem. Problems like underage drinking, experimentation with drugs, poor school performance and other self destructive behaviors are targeted. Through screening and assessment we identify potential risk factors and underlying reasons for behavioral problems. The eight week program consists of educational groups that provide information and teach alternative coping skills. We offer individual counseling on an as needed basis, in addition to family support groups and family counseling. DOWNLOAD BROCHURE.
Teen Leadership Workshop for Girls – Self-esteem is a key attribute for leadership, however, adolescent girls are at risk for low self-esteem. The purpose of this group is to promote leadership in teenage girls by developing self-awareness, positive identity, and confidence. In workshop sessions, these qualities are tapped by focusing on decision-making, problem-solving, constructive expression, and creative thinking. Teens learn to define their personal leadership perspective through counselor-guided, dynamic participation activities such as role playing, community outreach projects, future career mapping, artistic creativity, and self- exploration discussions. The ultimate goal is to empower teens to realize their potential for strong sense of self as a foundation for successful future directions. The program meets weekly (every Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm) for an hour in the evening, for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks. For girls aged 13-17 years. No fee. This free program offered at NFSB is designed to empower, enlighten and encourage high school aged girls to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Teen Leadership Workshop for Boys – Adolescent boys face specific challenges in establishing a place for themselves in the world. Often at risk for low self-esteem and exposed to varying degrees of peer pressure, the typical male teenager can face situations that may lead to poor life choices. Through the leadership workshop, teens learn to articulate emotions in a healthy, constructive manner, and build self-awareness and positive identity. Activities center on facilitating meaningful interpersonal interaction among peers, self-reflection, and creative expression in an atmosphere of counselor-guided fun. The ultimate goal is to empower teens to realize their potential for strong sense of self as a foundation for successful future directions. The program meets weekly for an hour in the evening, for a minimum of 8 consecutive weeks. For boys aged 13-17 years. No fee.
Senior Connections – Through this program, the NFSB supports seniors to maintain independence and quality of life. Efforts include providing informational resources, helping individuals navigate access to services available to them from local and state sources, enabling informed health care management decisions and long term care planning, and facilitating appropriate social service agency referrals. This program is administered off-site through visits at Nutley Manor.