A range of emotional therapies help children coping with distress, family problems, social problems, lack of self-confidence, low self-esteem and failure in their studies.
Working in a therapy kitchen is a fun, creative and innovative way to help children improve a range of skills – cognitive, social, organizational – to name a few.
Children with learning disabilities experience many failures at school. They are the children who are afraid to show their parents their report card at the end of the school year and might be embarrassed to tell friends their grades after an exam. Their notebooks are often a mess, their handwriting untidy. Homework assignments can be a nightmare for them. In our therapy kitchen, children get a chance to bake cookies and take them home to be enjoyed and praised by their families. Here there are only successes. Teachers teach math by dividing a pitta into quarters, and occupational therapists let children knead dough to help with sensory integration.
Children participating in group therapy to enhance social skills prepare and eat a meal together – the benefits are many – from planning the meal together until the final outcome when they enjoy the results as a group.
In the therapy kitchen children experience success and improve their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Helping children is not enough, we provide parental guidance and family counseling services to help families cope with daily difficulties. Co-operation between our staff and parents can do much to empower families.
Center for Women and Adolescent Girls
Therapies for women and adolescent girls in the local community who are coping with a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, post-partum depression, abuse, OCD, eating disorders, and more.
Dynamic Group Therapy for Social Skills
Children with learning disabilities are more likely to have difficulty internalizing accepted social skills.They often misinterpret social cues, and are themselves misunderstood by parents, teachers, and peers. We run group workshops for children at our Center to enhance their social skills. The groups take place in an innovative and fun setting. Results have been dramatic!
Often, a child with an emotional problem has an effect on his entire family. In other cases, a child develops a problem because of a family situation that he has no control over. In order to reach out and help entire families, we have therapists who engage in Dyad Therapy. When participating in Dyad Therapy – a pair – the child and one of his parents joins together in therapy. The joint meetings are interspersed with meetings with the child alone. In this way, family issues are addressed. The child is seen within the wider framework of his family. Parents are exposed to the inner world of their child and learn to understand and accept his feelings.
Group Therapy for Siblings
Based on our experience working with groups, Arugot therapists treat groups of siblings who are all dealing with the same problem – be that divorce, loss of a parent or trauma. Two therapists, each with a different speciality and perspective work together with groups of 4 – 6 siblings, helping them confront a common problem and face their challenges. The family dynamic is an important component of therapy.
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