Town of Granby Youth Service Bureau
Proud to serve the youth and families of Granby Connecticut
Proud to serve the youth and families of Granby Connecticut
Providing a variety of services:
.You may be surprised by what we do!
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15C North Granby Road
Granby Connecticut 06035
OWLs: Our Whole Lives Comprehensive sex education course will be held this school year.
Our Whole Lives: OWLs Comprehensive Sex Education
Are you a parent of a teenager who would like to see more holistic human sexuality education for your child? Would you like a program offered that provides accurate information and a safe and supportive environment for questions and discussion? If so, mark your calendars for Tuesday May 22 from 6:30-8 for a Parent Orientation to see if Our Whole Lives is a good fit for your family.
Parents, guardians, and educators all face the challenge of creating environments that support and nurture sexual health. Young people need sexuality education programs that model and teach caring, compassion, respect, and justice. This fall Granby Youth Services will be offering two holistic human sexuality programs. The YSB will host Our Whole Lives, offered to 7th & 8th grade students and we will work in collaboration with our community partners thru South Church to offer 10th-12th grade students the High School class. These programs addresses the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. The program is not focused solely on preventing or reducing problems such as high rates of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. While the program certainly equips youth with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to avoid these consequences, it has the more proactive goal of helping youth to become sexually healthy people who feel good about themselves and their bodies, remain healthy, and build positive, equitable, loving relationships.
The 7th-8th Grade program will run Sept-May in 25 90-min sessions. See registration flyer above.
The 10th-12th Grade program which is somewhat shorter, with longer classes, will be offered later in the year in conjunction with our community partners at South Church. Details to follow.
Over the course of the year we will cover the following topics in an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner: What Is Sexuality, Examining Values, Anatomy & Physiology, Personal Concerns about Puberty, Body Image, Gender Identity, Gender Expression- Roles, & Stereotypes, Sexual Orientation, Sexuality & Disability, Healthy Relationships, Relationship Skills, Sexuality-Social Media, & the Internet, Bullying, Responsible Sexual Behavior, Consent Education, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy, Contraception & Safer Sex, and more. The cost of this program is to be determined. Scholarships will be available.
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Girls Circle Exploring our individuality will be run as an after school activity at GMMS.
Love and Logic Parenting workshop: next workshop begins Tuesdays as soon as we have enough parents registered to begin. It will run 6:30 to 8:00 PM for eight Tuesday sessions. You may have seen clips on You Tube, get the whole package along with invaluable discussion between our real life parents for the low cost of $10 to cover the workbook! Call to register! (860) 844-5355
"It Takes A Village"
a face book group for parents .
Join us on online for a casual, honest and informal forum for discussions about the highs and lows of parenting in the 21st century. Click here to check it out:
Teen to Teen Peer Education Program
Interested students from the Middle and High School are invited to join our T2T peer education program. The premise of a peer educator program is that teens are more likely to listen to peers about issues. If we educate students about specific topics that are a potential issue for teens, they will have the accurate information to pass on to peers if and when the topic arises organically in a natural setting.
The YSB T2T program will earn participants community service credit, and will also look pretty good on college applications! Each peer educator will be expected to attend four of eight training sessions to be held throughout the school year. A variety of topics will be covered from the risks associated with under age use of marijuana, to signs of depression, from reducing unwanted teen pregnancies and STD's to issues facing LGBTQIA youth. Participants and their families will be given a schedule of topics, and are able to pick and choose the topics they are comfortable with learning about. Parents are always welcome to attend the training's as well.
If your teen is interested in learning more about the T2T Peer Educator program, please give me a call!
Monday October 23, 7 to 8 PM
Topic: The adolescent brain
Offered again on Thursday October 26th
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Love and Logic Parenting Workshop
Parent with less anger, more love! New session beginning January 21,2019
Call for information on the next workshop!
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There will be no Open Rec on Friday December 21st or Friday December 28th. See below for winter break programs:
Dungeons and Dragons is on it's regular Thursday 7-9 Schedule.
Open Rec is on for Thursday 6 to 8 serving mummy dogs in honor of Halloween!
Special Winter Break Programming: On Thursday 12/27/18 we are holding a Cardistry workshop from 10:00 to 11:00 AM here at the YSB. Cardistry is the art of card flourishing...fancy and impressive ways to break a deck of cards. Open to ages 13-99. $3.00 per person, BYO deck of cards. Snack provided. Call to register. Also on Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 PM we are offering a Self Advocacy for Teens workshop. Participants will learn about the laws that impact those with disabilities, IDEA and the ADA. Open rec will also run on the 27th.
Our rec room is open to registered GMMS age students every Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM (Beginning 8/30) and Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM. Click below for more information on the activities, rules, and procedures!
Parents must complete a registration form the first evening a student attends, the registration is for the entire 2018-2019 school year. The rooms safely handle about 15 kids per night. There may be times when we reach capacity and some students may have to be turned away.
D&D runs Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 PM
Drop ins welcome
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StudyRx: A study skills training class
Successfully held on 10/30 with almost 100 percent positive reviews. All but one participant stated it should be offered again, and that they learned new information they would probably use.
StressRx: Individual sessions teaching CBT and Mindfullness to reduce stress and manage anxiety. Call to schedule an individual session: for youth ages 7- 18 Call to set up a session for your student!
Brought to Granby by a generous donation from the Granby Lion's Club:
Teen Intervene: Brief, free screening and intervention for teen substance abuse. Evidence based and effective. Call (860) 844-5355 for more information or to make an appointment.
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Links to other Town of Granby Departments serving the youth and families of our community: