Youth Anger Management
Youth who participate in the Youth Anger Management (YAM) groups learn about the definition of anger and how this emotion can affect the body, mind, and overall well-being. This 10-week session program enables youth to acquire new skills to help control anger. The topics in these sessions are varied but include dealing with rage and hostility towards others, controlling techniques to manage anger effectively and address coping mechanisms to allow youth to resolve problems. YAM groups are offered every Tuesday from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm at Sanctuary’s Main Office and is also offered every Thursday from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Astumbo Senior Citizen’s Center.
Tobacco Cessation / Nicotine Education (TC/Ed)
TC/Ed courses are designed to educate participants about the negative consequences of tobacco and nicotine usage in all forms (i.e. chewing tobacco, smoking tobacco, cigarettes, etc.). Prior to facilitating the course, the trainers will conduct an assessment on each participant in an effort to gauge the extent of the overall impact that nicotine and tobacco usage has had on their individual and collective lives. Sanctuary is committed to emphasizing the importance and value of living a healthy and drug-free life. The gravity by which our youth is affected by tobacco is quite severe, as it has a high potential of immeasurable damage to one’s quality of health and life. TC/Ed group sessions are offered every Wednesday from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm for a period of 10 weeks.
Drug & Alcohol Screening and Assessment
Screening is scheduled for Saturdays at 9:00am on a first come first serve basis. Assessment and services are offered at Sanctuary by individual clinical appointments available from early morning through the evening hours of 8:00 p.m. The assessment process includes gathering pertinent information from the parents or legal guardians, in addition to generating a “SNAP” (strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences) assessment.
Intensive Outpatient Groups (High Hopes) & Outpatient Groups (Pathways)
Sanctuary’s certified clinical team provides Intensive Outpatient (IOP) services, also known as “High Hopes”, and the Outpatient services also known as “Pathways”, to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. The clinical team utilizes both Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approaches in engaging, educating and treating adolescents along with the comprehensive evidence-based program known as “The Matrix Model for Teens and Young Adults”.
Treatment topics include alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education; physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and drugs on the individual and on their family support system; the physical and psychological recovery process; relapse prevention; medical aspects of addiction; HIV/AIDS/STD education; introduction to twelve steps; social/legal consequences; mindfulness; and self-care.
Program services delivered with fidelity include:
- Individual and Family Sessions
- Early Recovery Skills Group
- Relapse Prevention Group
- Drug and Alcohol Education Groups
- Family Education Group
- Monthly Youth and Family clean and sober activities
- Drug and Alcohol Testing
Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Groups are funded by the Guam Behavioral Health & Wellness Center. Professional services are provided by Sanctuary to provide outpatient and intensive outpatient substance treatment for adolescent males and females.
Inafa Maulek (To Make Right) Summer / After-School Youth Cultural Program
Inafa Maulek in Chamorro language means “To Make Right”; this cultural community-driven program is designed to promote inter-generational teachings of native language, history, knowledge, traditional practices, that improves leadership and resiliency among at-risk youth through summer and after-school programs. Inafa Maulek Youth Cultural Program is federally-funded by the Association for Native Americans Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment and Development (I-LEAD) grant.
Adult Anger Management
Adults who participate in the Adult Anger Management (AAM) groups learn about the definition of anger and how this emotion can affect the body, mind, and overall well-being. This program is a 10-week session that enables adults to acquire new skills to help control anger. The topics in these sessions are varied but include dealing with rage and hostility towards others, controlling techniques to manage anger effectively and address coping mechanisms to allow them to resolve problems. AAM groups are offered every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm at Sanctuary’s Main Office.
Parenting Support/Parenting Skills Groups (PSG)
Parent support and parenting skills groups are educational courses parents attend to learn about caring for their children. The primary goals of parenting classes include improving relationships between parents and their children, and teaching parents how to deal with the daily responsibilities of maintaining a home and family in positive ways. Groups take place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at Sanctuary’s Main Office for a period of 10 weeks.
Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a 14-session evidence-based parenting skills, teen’s social skills, and family life skills training program specifically designed for high-risk families to improve family relationships, increase strengths and resiliency, and reduce risk factors of substance abuse and delinquency.