ABH SUPPORT GROUPS
Monday night Mens Support Group
This group meets Monday evenings from 6pm to 7:15 pm. The men in this group are high functioning men with intellectual disabilities who may be looking for support from peers, peer interactions, help with problem solving reltated to relationships with family, staff, navigating romantic relationships, or navigating independence, and expectations of others.
Tuesday Evening Mens Support Group
This group meets Tuesday evenings from 6pm -7pm. The men in this group function in the moderate level of intellectual disabilities. They support each other by helping each other problem solve situations that may arise in their group homes with peers, or staff, family members, or day programs. They are learning to give each other support, as well as learning how to ask for support.
Tuesday Afternoon Mens and Womens Support Group
This group is a mix of Men and Women and meets on Tuesdays from 3pm -4pm. The men and women in this group focus a little more on behavioral problems and helping each other remember to practice using skills that will help them stay out of trouble at home, work, or in the community. This group will works on keeping each other accountable for their behaviors, helping with problem solving and planning ahead when challenges are known. The group members support each other in using skills to help one another stay out of trouble.
Wednesday Womens Social Skills/Support groups
ABH offers 2 groups for women that meets on Wednesdays from 3pm -4pm. These groups focuses on social skills support for inidivuals seeking to learn social skills. Individuals work on interpersonal skills, communication skills and learning to communicate wants and needs to others, as well as learning how to ask for support when needed and learning to give support to others.
Thursday Womens Support Group
This group meets every Thursday from 4pm -5pm. This group is made up of higher functioning individuals with disabilities who are very independent, and may struggle with challenges of independent living, apartment living, romantic relationships, friendships, work, day program, staff, and family concerns. This group is a very supportive group of women who focus on problem solving, giving and recieving support to one another.
Thursday DBT Aftercare Group
This group meets on Thursday evenings from 5pm -6pm. This group is a mixed group of men and women who have recently graduated from DBT, and are in need of aftercare to assist with maintenance of the DBT skills they have learned. In this group, members will review a different skill each week, check-in with group about skills they have used during the past week, and check in regarding challenges they have had, or may be having in th upcoming week. Members will recieve support from each other regarding DBT skills, and using the skills ongoing.
DBT Skills Groups
At ABH, we have multiple DBT skills groups meeting Monday through Thursday, and meet for 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the group. These groups focus on learning DBT skills of Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. Individuals are placed in groups based on best fit, determined by the primary DBT therapist, client and the DBT team. Please see the DBT page for more information on DBT skills groups.