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Helping Young Men Recover

Program & Curriculum

This program is designed to help adolescent males gain insight and skills to better manage negative emotions. In this course, young men will learn to understand the effects of trauma and mental health in their lived experiences as young men. This will help them understand more about themselves and to develop healthier relationships with themselves and others. This group involves 1.5 hours of twice-weekly group for at least 12 weeks. Curriculum is developed from Helping Men Recover by Stephanie Covington, Dan Griffin, and Rick Dauer with influences of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

Who can benefit from HYMR?

HYMR is geared towards young men in grades 7-12 who have experienced traumatic events (including but not limited to physical abuse, emotional abuse, natural disasters, grief & loss, gang activity, etc.) at some point in their life and are still affected by these events. This group will bring awareness and knowledge to promote growth, increase positive social skills, and improve emotional stability.

Who can refer to HYMR?

Common referrals come from therapists, case managers, mental health practitioners, parents/guardians, or self. If you are interested in finding out more information about this program or scheduling an assessment, please contact our Intake Department at (952) 564-3000.

All clients referred to this program must first attend a mental health assessment with a counselor to determine the appropriate program fit.


Starts November 1, 2016

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm

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What they say about us

Client Testimonials

Options Family & Behavior Services backs their mission to improve lives in all that they do. It's comforting to sink into their atmosphere of positivity and helpfulness. Options practitioners are friendly, knowledgeable and motivate change.

- M.H. Minnesota

I wasn't sure about calling and I'm not so sure I was even serious about trying to get help. For the first time in my life I was pleasantly surprised! The staff at Options did not let me fail and I am SO thankful and SO happy they were committed to my success even though at first I wasn't!

- Josh H. Minnesota

Options makes me have motivation to stay sober I haven't smoked or drank in 20 days :D I'd recommend this to people who struggle with addiction and mental health issues.

- Caitlyn D. Minnesota
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