The Parent Education and Support group is offered the third Sunday of each month for approximately 60 minutes. This group is designed to assist family members in understanding concepts of treatment as well as provide emotional support. Eleven of the twelve sessions offered throughout the year are adult only sessions. This gives various families the opportunity to discuss thoughts, emotions and experiences related to having a child in treatment. Each December the clients are invited to attend the PEAS on play therapy with experiential components (games, activities, etc.). The Leo A. Hoffmann Center recognizes families may not be able to attend PEAS on a regular basis. To provide informed parental support, a handout will be available upon request. To earn partial participation/attendance credit, families complete the five questions that will be attached to the handout and return to the family therapist either in person, via e-mail, or through the postal service. Handouts will need to be returned prior to the next scheduled PEAS group to earn credit.
2018 PEAS Topic Schedule
January 21 Therapeutic Recreation /Protective Factors
February 18 Empathy
March 18 Reunification*
April 15 Positive Discipline
May 20 Family System
June 17 Consent/Sexuality
July 15 Adolescent Sexual Behavior & the Legal System
August 19 Safety Planning/Supervision
September 16 Reunification*
October 21 Pornography/Technology
November 18 Stress Management
December 16 Play (son’s encouraged to attend)
* The topic of reunification will be offered twice during the 2018 year, any family whom is considering engaging in the process or are int he process, are strongly encouraged to attend.
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."