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S.A.F.E.R. Group Opens to Everyone

Without a doubt, we know our community faces trauma from increased violence, especially amongst our youth. For a lot of adolescents and teens in our area, many have seen this violence first-hand or have been affected by violence, either in the loss of a loved one or friend. 

Experiencing violence at a young age can change how our youth develops and leave lasting scars. Having someone to talk to, especially peers, can give these young people an outlet and let them rationalize their emotions and possibly lead them on a path of recovery.

It all comes down to building a safer environment for our youth. The Supporting Adolescents Facing Environmental Risks (S.A.F.E.R.) Group from Alta Behavioral Healthcare is designed to support these populations directly, and is free to the public.

Just as a child and adolescent’s life is shaped by family, it’s also shaped by their environments (neighborhood, school.) Stress from concerns about safety in schools and in our communities can be difficult for youth to deal with. This group is open to any youth in our community between the ages of 12 and 15. Youth do not need to be current clients of Alta to attend. Learn coping skills, relaxation techniques and more.

The S.A.F.E.R. Group will take place at Alta’s Belmont location (711 Belmont Ave, Youngstown OH) from 6 – 7 p.m. every Tuesday in October starting October 4th. Registration is required and all it takes is an email. For registration or questions, please contact Frances Clause at [email protected]