PEAS Group

The Parent Education and Support group is offered the third Sunday of each month for approximately 60 minutes.  This group is designed to assist family members in understanding concepts of treatment as well as provide emotional support.  Eleven of the twelve sessions offered throughout the year are adult only sessions.   This gives various families the opportunity to discuss thoughts, emotions and experiences related to having a child in treatment.  Each December the clients are invited to attend the PEAS on play therapy with experiential components (games, activities, etc.).  The Leo A. Hoffmann Center recognizes families may not be able to attend PEAS on a regular basis.  To provide informed parental support, a handout will be available upon request.  To earn partial participation/attendance credit, families complete the five questions that will be attached to the handout and return to the family therapist either in person, via e-mail, or through the postal service.   Handouts will need to be returned prior to the next scheduled PEAS group to earn credit.


2018 PEAS Topic Schedule

January 21                Therapeutic Recreation /Protective Factors

February 18              Empathy

March 18                   Reunification*                                   

April 15                      Positive Discipline  

May 20                      Family System

June 17                     Consent/Sexuality

July 15                       Adolescent Sexual Behavior & the Legal System

August 19                  Safety Planning/Supervision

September 16            Reunification*

October 21                 Pornography/Technology

November 18             Stress Management

December 16             Play (son’s encouraged to attend)

* The topic of reunification will be offered twice during the 2018 year, any family whom is considering engaging in the process or are int he process, are strongly encouraged to attend.


 "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."Garrison Keillor








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