The Family Support Center

Protecting Children | Strengthening Families | Preventing Child Abuse

Classes & Groups

Crisis intervention strategies, such as bringing a child to the Crisis Nursery before the caregiver becomes abusive, is only the first step in rebuilding a stable, nurturing family. Class schedules are posted below.

To register for a class, print and fill out the paperwork found here. Paperwork must be then hand delivered to FSC's administrative offices with payment.

Parenting Class

Families can easily fall into old patterns of behavior since the crisis has been resolved, unless they are taught more effective ways of interacting. Fees for group therapy and classes are charged on the state's sliding fee scale, taking into consideration the client's income and family size.

Impact Class

The Impact Class refers to the impact of sexual abuse on an individual's life. This class provides a setting to learn about the effects of sexual abuse from childhood to adulthood. Topics such as family rules, common effects of abuse, effective coping tools, and the importance of a healthy support system are discussed. The class is intended to educate and normalize the effects of childhood sexual abuse for survivors and their families. Anyone who has been affected by sexual abuse, in anyway, is welcome to participate in the class.

Adults Molested as Children (AMAC) Group

There are AMAC support groups available through the Family Support Center. These groups are designed to assist survivors of sexual abuse to cope with the trauma they experienced when they were young. Group members support one another, relate to each other, and gain a deeper understanding that they are not alone in their struggles. Currently, there are only female AMAC support groups available. Fees for group therapy are charged on the state's sliding fee scale, taking into consideration the client's income and family size. To enroll please call 801-955-9110.

Anger Management

Anger Management classes are available through the Family Support Center. The class is designed to assist individuals in learning effective skills in healthy and controlled expressions of anger and emotions. To enroll please call 801-955-9110.

Women's Domestic Violence Survivors Class

Share, Learn, Connect about Domestic Violence, and Effective Coping Skills during this 16 session Cognitive Trauma Treatment Therapy Group. Cost can be covered by Medicaid and those without insurance are admitted free. The class workbook, Healing the Trauma of DV,  A Workbook for Women will be provided free to all group members.

Smart Steps

A Smart Steps class addresses issues unique to step families including myths, realistic expectations, stages of stepfamily development, defining roles and rules, finances and legal issues, building respectful and caring relationships and more. Concurrent youth and adult classes are available for ages 6-18 as well as free nursery care for children ages 5 or younger. Free buffet dinner starts at 5:45 PM--you don't need to eat in advance! Attendance is limited to the first 10-12 families that return the Smart Steps registration form and are committed to attending at least 5 of the 6 classes. To enroll please call 801-955-9110 and fill out the registration form below, returning it to Paul Ricks before the start of the class. 

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Class Schedules

Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Family

Schedule: TBD, Call for schedule at 801-955-9110.

Course Cost: $50 per person/family (sliding fee scale available).

Parent Education

English Parent Education: Wednesdays from September 21 - November 30, 2016 from 10:30 AM-Noon; and Wednesdays from October 5 - December 14, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

Next Session Begins: Wednesdays from January 11 - March 15, 2017 from 10:30 AM-Noon; Wednesdays from January 25 - March 29, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM. 

Spanish Parent Education: This class depends on enrollment. Next Session will begin, Mondays, January 9 - March 27, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Please call 801-955-9110 ext. 100 for more info.

Teen Parenting Class: Scheduled upon request. Please call 801-955-9110 for information.

Location: Family Support Center, 1760 West 4805 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129

Course Cost: $50 per person or couple (sliding scale fee available).

Smart Steps

Current Session: Begins Thursday, January 12, 2017 - February 16, 2017 from 5:45-8:00 PM. 

Location: Family Support Center,1760 West 4805 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129

Course Cost: Free thanks to generous grant funding.

Please submit all Smart Steps registration forms back to Paul Ricks at paul.ricks@familysupportcenter.org.

Next Sessions Begins: January 12, 2017; March 9, 2017; June 8, 2017; August 10, 2017
 

Adults Molested As Children (AMAC) - Women Only

Current Session: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 PM and Fridays from 9:00-10:30 AM.

Location: Family Support Center, 1760 West 4805 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129

Funding permitting, clients who qualify for AMAC coverage participate in the group free-of-charge. Clients who do not meet the AMAC funding criteria will be charged on a sliding-fee scale up to $35 per session (Medicaid and other insurances accepted). Call Laurie Forbes for Fridays or Sue Dezell for Tuesdays to schedule and intake appointment and enroll for the group at 801-955-9110.

Anger Management

Current Session: In Progress

Next Session Begins: Tuesdays, January 10, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM for eight weeks. 

Location: Family Support Center, 1760 West 4805 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129

Course Cost: $150, No discount available.

Women's Domestic Violence Survivors Class

Fridays 1:00-2:30 pm - On Hold, Needs More Participants

Call to Enroll 801-955-9110

Location: Family Support Center 1760 West 4805 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129