Affirming Care Youth Group
The Heartland Family Service Affirming Care Youth Group is designed to support LGBTQ+ youth who feel they may need support with beginning a path of recovery from substance use or assistance with emotional stability. Heartland Family Service is proud to offer a safe space for anyone to show up as their authentic selves
in their search for wellness.
The therapists who lead this group have been trained in affirming care by a national training institute and continue to attend consultation calls. These curriculums are evidenced-based and are created to ensure relevance and a voice to our LGBTQ+ clients. Using written exercises and group discussions, the Affirming Care Youth Group will provide opportunities for participants to enhance their ability to achieve their goals related to substance use or emotional stability.
Affirming Care Youth Group Curriculum:
Tuesdays 4 – 5 p.m
Seeking Safety (Substance Use) Topics:
• 101 Coping Skills
• Getting Others to Support Your Recovery
• Recovery Thinking
Tuesdays 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (Emotional Stability)
• Distress Tolerance
• Emotional Regulation
• Interpersonal Effectiveness
Open to youth, ages 13-18, who have completed an evaluation within the last six months.
The group is also available for individuals who have their primary therapist in the community.
(712) 325-5640 or info@HeartlandFamilyService.org
Heartland Family Service accepts private pay and private and public insurance.
Financial assistance may be available if needed.
CHILD & FAMILY CENTER
705 N. 16th St. Council Bluffs, IA 51501
PH: (712) 325-5640 | FX: (712) 256-1718