Strengthening parents, families, children and adults occurs in community. Our own growth as professionals occurs mostly in groups and we want our clients to experience the same magical growth we have found.
Groups Support Change At Acorn
Gottman Emotion Coaching Class
Every parent wants to do the best job possible when raising a child. Without good information and tools, parenting can feel overwhelming. The way in which a caregiver connects with a child, and the quality of that communication can have a lasting impact. So we need to
- Teach a child emotional intelligence.
- Help them understand and regulate their emotions.
- Provide skills that set them up for positive social and emotional development – in childhood and beyond.
Emotion Coaching, the Heart of Parenting, provides excellent tools for building a child’s emotional intelligence. This class applies to parents,
grandparents, teachers, or anyone who regularly interacts with children. JOIN US for a 6 week group that will teach you to:
- Understand the importance of emotional intelligence
- Learn how to recognize, respond to, and validate what your child is feeling
- Learn how to be an effective Emotion Coach using the 5 steps of Emotion Coaching, with children of any age
- Discover ways to express understanding and empathy
- Learn how to set limits and problem solve with children
Laura Westbrook, LPC Intern, supervised by Christy Graham, LPC-S, RPT-S leads this group. She is Gottman trained and leads this group on an individual family basis or at scheduled times throughout the year.
Email: [email protected], Office: 940-222-8703, x703
Stronger Families Support Group
Are you christian? Did one of your family members come out as homosexual, transgender, or queer? Are you having trouble maintaining an honest and open relationship? I’ve been there. I can relate. Talking to your church, you may hear that you should disown them. Talking to others, you may feel shamed for having mixed feelings. But the people in this support group can relate to what you are feeling. Sign up here for more information.
Teen Support Groups
We have multiple groups for teens to support their growth. Look at our Facebook Page for signups and for information on dates.
Child Care Professional Training
Quality childcare makes a huge difference in our society. Christy contracts with area organizations to provide training in childcare. See her schedule and trainings on the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development website. Classes teach about CPS Reporting for Childcare Professionals, Behavior Management for Childcare Professionals, and Mission Statements for Childcare Administrators. TECPDS approves each class for specific goals in professional development.
Small Business Consulting Classes
Helping others grow and run successful small businesses makes Christy smile. Watch for training on social media, networking, and mission statements.
Nutritional Support and Training
There is nothing Nutrition doesn’t help! JuicePlus is an amazing product that Christy has been using and distributing since 2014. The company provides its distributors with access to world class training and information on health and nutrition. Ready to start your One Simple Change? Call Christy and begin to see the changes that 32 Fruits and Vegetables can make in your health! Once you make contact, she can connect you to area training, online resources, and supportive others to help your simple changes become lifelong habits.