12/15/2020: In Session C of Powerful Families, the youth started out playing the bingo game. The youth got to mark their bingo cards by the certain activities they did throughout the week. This game helped the youth realize how active they are in their daily lives. One of the most profound lessons of this session was when the youth listed safe and risky choices. This group didn’t have many risky choices that they listed. Nonetheless, the activity helped them realize the difference between maintaining a safe lifestyle and a risky one. The youth expressed that making more safe choices will put them in a better position to succeed in life.
In the adult session, the caregivers learned about emotion coaching. Going over this activity helped them learn to pay more attention to the emotions of their youth. The highlight of the session was when the caregivers started practicing emotion coaching and were excited to implement this in their daily lives with their youth. One caregiver expressed how much this skill would really help her when her youth started to get angry or frustrated.