Support Groups

Travis Mines leads a Support Group at ROOTS.
The peer support group plays a critical role for R.O.O.T.S. members. Each individual new to the program receives a mentor who serves as a role model and provides support and guidance. The support groups meet two times per week in a 12-week curriculum and inspire individuals to share their experiences and and support each other as they transition back into the community.

Regular weekly support groups include:

  • Substance Abuse Awareness (Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm) – Led by Richard Sparrow, students learn to overcome substance abuse through cognitive therapies. The support group discusses substance abuse awareness and prevention, and skills for building and maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Life Skills & Goal Setting (Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am) – Led by Travis Mines, students focus on skills needs to obtain jobs using the SMART method (Specific Measurable Attainable Relative Time-sensitive).

Other support groups include:

  • Parenting/Fathering
  • Anger Management
  • Money Management

Support Group MeetingAll support groups are grounded in cognitive-behavior therapy and focus on identifying negative thinking patterns and beliefs and replacing them with pro-social attitudes and behaviors. Effective cognitive-behavioral programs attempt to assist offenders:

  1. define the problems that led them into conflict with authorities,
  2. select goals,
  3. generate new alternative pro-social solutions, and
  4. implement these solutions.