Taking Our Clients Further
Each Griffith Center program offers supportive services that take our clients that much further in their healing journey.
While much of the work happens in a session, we offer several services for our clients to expand their healing process to incorprate a variety of experiences along the way. These services support life skills, social skills, and personal development. Explore our additional services below to learn more.
Our Curriculum Based Community Activities offer various instructional methods and programs that we use to connect what is being taught in schools to their surrounding communities, including local institutions, history, literature, cultural heritage, and natural environments. Community-based learning is inspired by the belief that all communities have intrinsic educational assets and resources that educators can use to enhance learning experiences for students. By using the “community as a classroom,” teachers can improve knowledge retention, skill acquisition, and preparation for adult life because students are given opportunities to apply learning in practical, real-life settings—for example, researching a local ecosystem, or by volunteering at a nonprofit organization.
Experiential Education is a hands-on initiative to learning that starts with concrete experience. Once a problem is solved, the students can reflect on the process and are able to apply the lessons more broadly to their lives. Adventure and challenge are at the heart of experiential learning, as this approach pushes the students out of their comfort zones, often times facing fears, and working through these challenges, where the greatest education gains can occur. These activities are carefully crafted to provide a healthy level of challenge for the group or individual.
Students have the opportunity to develop culinary knowledge and practical skills needed to be career-ready for entry-level culinary prep positions. Many of the developed skills includes sanitation, safety, knife skills, small and large equipment operations, varied food preparation, nutritional values, receiving and storage, management, and employable skills.
Equine-assisted psychotherapy incorporates horses into the therapeutic process. People engage in activities such as grooming, feeding, and leading a horse while supervised by a mental health professional.
We partner with Flying Horse Foundation, with the shared goals of utilizing this form of therapy to help our clients develop skills such as emotional regulation, self-confidence, and responsibility.
Griffith Centers is committed to helping families thrive through adverse conditions, but we cannot do it alone. Your support will help families move forward through troubling times and significantly impact our underserved communities.