Family Plus Program  

The Family Plus program strives to provide additional services to support Club members in their journey to become productive, caring, and responsible citizens as well as instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence. Club members and their families are eligible for enrollment to access the Family Plus services listed below. The services each Club member will participate in will be determined on an individual basis and discussed with parents/guardians.

  1. Counseling​- Regular individual sessions with the Director of Youth & Family Services to assess individual needs of the Club member and create a plan to address identified needs.

  2. Special Programs- A variety of small groups are available* to all Club members enrolled in Family Plus including:

    • Girls Group (various ages) Girls Group content is derived from a Boys & Girls Clubs of America program designed to offer guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles. Group content is divided into three main sections of Mind, Body, and Community. Potential topics covered in group consist of self-esteem, body image, hygiene, puberty, exercise, healthy nutrition, friendships, healthy relationships, peer pressure, and family. Topics and activities may vary depending on age range of group and number of group sessions.

    • Mind Up! (Various age groups) This group includes discussion and activities from the Mind Up curriculum, teaching social, emotional, and self-regulation skills, problem solving, empathy, and mindful awareness.

    • Manadoob (K-5 grades) This program uses the Manadoob curriculum which follows along with a fictional story and workbook to encourage discussions on real life topics such as self-esteem, bullying, grief and loss, self-awareness, friendship, and being kind to others. The program also incorporates connection with animals and social responsibility.

    • Professor Child (Divorce Support Group, Grief and Loss Support Group) Professor Child groups follow a documentary style film and workbook created by Professor Child highlighting personal stories of children experiencing the specified topic. Club members will have the opportunity to discuss topics from the workbook, film, share their own stories, and seek support from group members.

    • Positive Action (various ages) Positive Action is based on the philosophy that we feel good about ourselves when we remain in a thoughts, actions, and feelings cycle that is positive. The group teaches the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions and provides opportunities to learn skills to stay in a positive cycle. The Positive Action curriculum is implemented through lessons, activities, and games.

    • Strong Kids (various ages) Through activities and discussion Strong Kids teaches members about emotions and encourages the development of social-emotional skills they'll use for the rest of their lives including managing anger, reducing stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more.

      *Please refer to current group schedule for availability. 

  3. Family Engagement- Special parent and family night events and informational sessions will be advertised as they come available.

  4. Mentoring- BGC Bend runs an on-site mentoring program. Enrolled youth will be matched with an adult staff or volunteer mentor who will meet with their mentee weekly. Additional information available upon request.

  5. Referrals for Additional Services- Assistance locating and accessing community services and resources.

 

For more information please contact:

Alley Sabin, LCSW, Director of Youth & Family Services  

(541) 617-2877 ext. 6 or asabin@bgcbend.org