ARK’S OTHER PROGRAMS
KIDS WHO FEEL LOVED DO BETTER!
ARK FOR KIDS
ARK for Kids provides instruction that reinforces a child’s awareness that they are special, valued and loved. It empowers children to feel capable of mastering their environment and helps them establish social skills for making friends and connecting with others. While providing techniques for coping with problems and conflict resolution, the program promotes positive life values such as honesty, empathy and compassion.
ARK FOR TEENS
The teenage years are a pivotal time in a youth’s life, particularly as it relates to building their self-concept. ARK for Teens helps teens learn to be accepting of themselves and others while providing positive tools for dealing with common issues like peer pressure, sex, bullies, substance abuse, self-control, grief, trust and health issues. The program promotes positive character development and relational skills.
ARK FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
ARK for College Students addresses common issues students face in a new college or university environment and mentors young adults on positive ways to navigate challenges in the classroom and in their social lives. The program also provides tools for students to develop relationships of care with fellow students and faculty.
ARK FOR MEDICAL STAFF (COMING SOON!)
Bedside care-givers in a pediatric hospital perform one of the most important jobs in the world. In addition to providing medical care, they set the tone for how a child perceives himself (or herself) as part of the hospital environment. The ARK for Medical Staff program is designed to help hospital staff sharpen their skills in providing the unconditional love that builds high self-esteem and generates a positive self-concept in children. The ARK small group process provides a safe, confidential venue in which participants can problem-solve, peer-mentor, and team-build together. The result is a learning environment where great care-givers can enhance their ability to provide nurture and care that helps pediatric patients physically and emotionally.
ARK PRISON MINISTRY
A partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, ARK for Prisons is a faith-based ministry that serves parent inmates and detainees in state jails throughout Texas. The program is implemented within the prison setting and is staffed by volunteers who receive ARK Facilitator Training. The mission of the ministry is to encourage those who are incarcerated to value themselves despite their mistakes and to help them build caring, responsible relationships with their children – while in prison and upon their release.
ARK JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAM
ARK’s Juvenile Justice Program is employed by truancy courts, youth courts, and justice of the peace courts that deal with juvenile misbehaviors. The process calls for 13 to 19-year-olds who are charged with Class C misdemeanors (truancy, fighting, curfew violations, etc.) to be referred to ARK’s Juvenile Justice program. It is a family-oriented program that involves both teens and parents simultaneously. Parents participate in the ARK for Parents & Caregivers curriculum while teens are engaged in the ARK for Teens curriculum.