Celebrating Families: Culturally sensitive Celebrating Families! facilitators serve as role models and advocates to help participants acquire education and life skills that support their successful substance abuse prevention or recovery efforts. Their role is to create a safe and consistent learning environment for the participants. Rather than “teach” in the traditional sense, their role is to provide participants with information and strategies to facilitate their learning new skills and behaviors. The goal is to engage participants in sharing their ideas with other parents and the facilitators, so that everyone can learn from each other.
Recovery Meetings: The ConXión facility is a used as a host site for AA and NA meeting which are offered in the mornings and evenings. Program participants are allowed time out of class to attend these (AA and NA) meetings. Please check with the Case Manager regarding days and times.
The purpose of the talking circle is to create a safe, non-judgmental, place to discuss an issue or react to something/someone that allows the opportunity for each person to speak, without interruption. The intent is to engage a sharing of authentic personal reactions and feelings that are owned by each individual and acknowledged by others, without judgment or condemnation. Talking circles, sometimes referred to as healing circles, are deeply rooted in the traditional practices of indigenous people. In North America, they are widely used among the First Nation people of Canada and the hundreds of tribes of Native Americans in this country. The circle process establishes a very different style of communications than most from European tradition are used to. Rather than aggressive debate and challenging each other, often involving only a few more assertive individuals, the circle process establishes a safe non-hierarchical place in which all present have the opportunity to speak without interruptions. Rather than active verbal facilitation, communication is regulated through the passing of a talking piece (an object of special meaning or symbolism). The talking piece fosters respectful listening and reflection. It prevents one to one debating or attacking.
A County of Santa Clara Juvenile Probation program focusing on engaging probation youth into pro-social activities. Youth problem behaviors, such as truancy, violence, and substance use, are alarming to parents, teachers and youth alike. These behaviors disrupt the learning environment and lead to serious social and economic problems. Researchers and teachers have long suggested that extracurricular activity participation can be an important source of positive influence in the lives of youth. ConXión offers probation youth over 60-activities that engages youth in positive activities—a process of combining interests and abilities.
Our mentoring programs are designed to help youth with challenging behaviors to develop positive behavior strategies needed to make healthy and socially acceptable choices. Mentors support youth in understanding they have the ability to make new life choices regardless of their past and current life circumstances.
The Parent Hub was created in an effort to reduce dis-proportionality Latino and American Indian youth in the foster care system. We provide CPS retention services to families at risk of child removal. We have an experienced team of formally involved birth parents and/or foster youth, all whom are trained in the new Child and Family Practice Model which Santa Clara County Department of Social Services is implementing. Our focus is on building relationships and strengthening families. Our goal is to keep families together.
Domestic Violence treatment program provides offenders the opportunity to gain awareness of their violent behavior and to learn, and practice skills that enable them to change their behavior and attitude toward their families and domestic partners. This program helps to reduce abuse by directly addressing the cause of violence through 52-week domestic violence perpetrator and anger management group counseling.