Hawaii Child and Family Continuing Care Groups
The purpose of continuing care group (CCG) is to create a safe environment where individuals can get a deep appreciation of self and well-being post-treatment. The program is Dual Diagnosis Enhanced (DDE) with the capabilities of identifying mental health disorders and their relationship to addiction. In group, Patrons will address issues that arise in recovery and strengthen their ability to identify healthy coping tools to deal with them in real time.
Continuing care groups are closed groups that meet for eight sessions, one session a week. These are the topics addressed in group in sequence:
Groups with four or less patrons will meet with one licensed facilitator. Group sizes of five or more patrons will meet with one licensed facilitator and one co-facilitator.
Ideal candidates for continuing care group should have completed formal treatment. In the event that formalized treatment is not required by assessment team, the patron should enter group with 30 days sober. Patrons should be at an “Action” or “Maintenance” stage of change.
Facilitators will monitor the participants growth using positive psychology curriculum (positivepsychology.com, October 15, 2019). Participation is measured using PARMA: positive emotion, engagement, positivity relationships, meaning, and accomplishment (https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/learn, October 15, 2019).