Healing STEPS

Healing Steps is an 8-week life skills program offering a series of classes to help individuals heal from past pain, abuse, and  trauma, or for those recovering from drug or alcohol dependency.  Designed to give individuals valuable lessons about self-care and understanding, our Healing STEPS program emphasize  responsibility for oneself, accountability for one's actions, and compassion for oneself and others.  These group classes are offered every-other Tuesday; each class lasts no more than two hours. Please call STEPS at 479-782-7837 to register.

STEPS Available Classes

Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families

SAMHSA Anger Management

Parents Forever Co-parenting

Healing STEPS Life Skills

Lesson 1: Nurturing as a Lifestyle
Lesson 2: Expectation and Development of Children
Lesson 3: Recognizing and Understanding Children's Feelings
Lesson 4: Understanding and Handling Stress
Lesson 5: Building Personal Power/Power Struggles
Lesson 6: Children's Brain Development
Lesson 7: Developing Family Rules
Lesson 8: Families and Alcohol
Lesson 9: Developing Empathy
Lesson 10: Rewarding Children and Their Behavior
Lesson 11: Understanding and Expressing Anger
Lesson 12: Parents and Children's Needs

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Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are evidence-based programs that have proven effectiveness in building positive nurturing beliefs. The Nurturing Parenting Philosophy and lessons are developed from years of extensive research based on the assessment of high-risk parenting beliefs. The Nurturing Skills for Families curriculum is an innovative model of the Nurturing Parenting Programs that is designed to provide flexibility to meet the needs of families with children ranging in age from birth to 11 years old.*  Classes are held in a group setting, and offered three times each week.  Participants attend one 90-minute class each week, for a total of 12 weeks.  Classes are free to participants with open DCFS cases.  Otherwise, cost is $20 per class.  Please contact STEPS at 479-782-7837 for more information.

*Information taken from https://www.nurturingparenting.com/NPLevelsPrevent.html.

Class 1 - Getting the Love You Want
Class 2 - Boundaries in Relationships
​​Class 3 - Dealing with Emotions
​​Class 4 - Why Am I So Angry?
Class 5 - Making Healthy Choices
Class 6 - Learning Forgiveness
​Class 7 - Controlling Obsessive Thinking
Class 8 - ABC's to Self Esteem​​​​​​​​​​​​

Parents Forever™ Co-parenting

Whether you are married and seeking divorce or never married but now separating, the impact on your child(ren) can be significant. Research indicates that traumatic and/or stressful events can affect children as young as one year old. Parents want to do their best to minimize the negative impact and keep their children from getting in the middle of any conflict between the adults.  Parents Forever™ is an education program developed by University of Minnesota Extension based on the research about the effects of divorce on children.*  Judges in Arkansas typically require this class to be completed by parents, prior to signing custody orders.  While most judges only require one class, there are three sessions available. This 2-hour group class is offered every-other Tuesday, and costs $20 per person. Please call STEPS at 479-782-7837 to register for class.

*Information taken from https://www.parentsforevernd.org/.

Parents Forever Topics:

  • Impact of Divorce & Separation on Children
  • Communication
  • Making Transitions Less Difficult
  • Conflict Resolution

Lesson 1: Why am I so Angry?
Lesson 2: Events and Cues - Triggers
Lesson 3: Anger Control Plan
Lesson 4: The Aggression Cycle
Lesson 5: Cognitive Restructuring
Lesson 6: Effects of Anger on Children
Lesson 7: Assertiveness Skills
Lesson 8:​ Conflict Resolution
Lesson 9: Anger in Relationships
Lesson 10: Effects of Domestic Violence
Lesson 11: Feelings Resolution
Lesson 12: Containment - Actions

Anger Management

In the most general sense, anger is a feeling or emotion that ranges from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Many people often confuse anger with aggression. Aggression is behavior that is intended to cause harm or injury to another person or damage to property. Hostility, on the other hand, refers to a set of attitudes and judgments that motivate aggressive behaviors. Anger becomes a problem when it is felt too intensely, is felt too frequently, or is expressed inappropriately. Feeling anger too intensely or frequently places extreme physical strain on the body. These group classes are intended to help participants: learn to manage anger; stop violence or the threat of violence; develop and strengthen skills for self-control over thoughts and actions; and receive support and feedback from others.*  Participants attend one class per week for a total of 12 classes, each class lasting 60 minutes.  Cost is $20 per class.  Please call STEPS at 479-782-7837 to register.
*Information taken from the SAMHSA Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Manual