What is the purpose of CO-OP classes?
** Good thoughts lead to good actions!
** To reduce violence and violent behaviors including, but no limited to, ten dating
violence, bullying, cyber-bullying, fighting, harassment, and threats.
** To instill and/or reinforce the importance of positive actions
How do CO-OP classes have a positive impact on at-risk youth?
** Through the utilization of cognitive, behavioral, developmental, and gender specific
approaches, children will better understand the importance of their own personal
** Participating in group discussions facilitated by licensed counselors will teach
young people how their decisions can and will lead to a productive, law-abiding, and
** Participants will come to understand that feelings of anger, fear, and pain are
normal, and will learn skills to cope with those feelings.
Who can participate?
** At-risk youth referred to Teen Court who have demonstrated or encountered problems
with managing their anger, have been involved with bullying, either as the bully or
the victim, and young people who have suffered an emotional trauma, or have problems
coping with life’s challenging times.