Face2Face Youth Group is planning to host a series of youth group discussions, tentatively titled “Boys Talk” and “Girls Talk.” The sessions will be facilitated by two or more adults. Facilitators will be from varied backgrounds, such as civil service, licensed and certified counselors, educators, and others. All discussions will be age-appropriate and a variety of views may be shared.
Facilitators will be open to discussing anything the youth participants bring up, no matter how serious. Topics that may be discussed include: sports, school, social media, friendship, depression, sexuality, dating, abuse, violence, homelessness, social injustice, mental health and wellness, self-harm and suicide.
While not “counseling” or “group therapy” sessions, youth can benefit from participation in group discussions in a number of ways. For example, sharing ideas in a group setting can promote understanding of other viewpoints, provide new ideas and ways to deal with an issue, reduce or eliminate feelings of isolation (“I’m not alone. Other people have thought about this, too”), and promote overall improved social, mental and emotional well-being.
If you are a family, youth or AOD counselor/therapist and are interested in helping to facilitate Face2Face “Boys Talk” or “Girls Talk” group discussions for youth (10-14 years old), we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us.