The “Teen” group is a group for teen girls, ages 13-17 that meets every Thursday in Cayce from 5:30-7:00 pm. This counseling group gives teens an opportunity to discuss how witnessing domestic violence has affected their lives. Research suggests that teens exposed to family violence display greater anxiety and depression than teens not exposed to violence in the home and are more vulnerable to a range of maladaptive behaviors such as substance abuse well as early teen pregnancy.
This group provides girls an opportunity to share their “story” in a confidential setting in addition to sharing typical developmental issues that teen girls experience in route to adulthood. This group’s focus is on empowering teens to make healthy choices and decisions in their lives as well as helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in articulating their needs and concerns. Handouts designed by Sistercare, Inc. are utilized to promote individual and group discussion as well as greater self-awareness in navigating the complexities of developmental issues experienced by teen girls.
Currently, the “Teen” group is accepting new clients. Adolescent girls must have parental approval in order to attend the group. There is no charge to become a member of this group. Referrals and/or questions should be made to Dr. Ross at (803) 926-0505 ext. 112.