Life Skills Class
Patients of the Rehabilitation program that have either obtained their diploma or completed TASC continue their education with a life skills class. This class promotes continuing education by providing patients with a variety of skills that are important for day to day life.
Discussion topics include but are not limited to:
- Job readiness including transferable/marketable skills, resume building, cover letters and problem solving in the workplace
- Leadership skills and how to be a successful team player
- Self-motivation and how to take initiative
- Responsibility and character building
- Communication skills including conflict management and effective communication styles
- Cooking Fridays – patients choose a simple recipe to follow and spend class learning about the kitchen and the necessary steps for each recipe
- Planning, organizing and time management
- Money – how to save, how to make a budget, how to open a savings/checking account
- Emotional maturity, self-control and stress management
- Decision making process and how to make good decisions
About Amanda Harrigan:
Amanda is the Life Skills Teacher for the Rehabilitation program. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Journalism Communication from Gannon University and is continuing her education at Medaille College in order to obtain a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Amanda has several years of experience working with at risk youth in the community and holds a part time job through the county’s WRAP program as a skill builder.
Have questions regarding our Life Skills Program?
For more information please contact:
Amanda Harrigan (716) 827-9462 x354 firstname.lastname@example.org