Social connection groups are a professional led peer support group for individuals dealing with a range of challenges. Building a sense of community and ability in social connection is also often a key part of healing. Unlike social skills groups, social connection groups focus on values and moving toward a more connected sense of self rather than masking or acting in accordance to neurotypical social customs. At True Story, there is no cost for this service however all members must contact the facilitator in advance
Youth talking circles meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the office. We utilize art and activity-based strategies to help youth work toward improved sense of self-worth and social connection while discussing topics related to the reality of being a teen in these times such as how to deal with unkindness/bullying, what to do when you disagree with an adult, what it means to feel different, self-expression, self-compassion and similar. This group is highly neurodiversity-affirming and welcomes youth with a variety of mental health diagnoses and those with Autism.