Community & Social Connection
We empower young adults to develop a community of friends and peers by introducing them to what interests them, and to activities and events that challenge them to move out of their comfort zone.
For our clients with a history of challenges such as, social anxiety, depression, substance abuse and digital media overuse, connecting with a community of like minded peers and social activities are imperative in order to support recovery, increased confidence and feeling a sense of belonging. Face to face social connection is one of the most important elements for recovery from mental health challenges, substances and digital media overuse and addictions.
We have many resources in the Boulder area such as 12-step meetings, sober-related activities, as well as support groups for those engaged in treatment and coaching for digital media overuse issues.
Social Recovery & Connection
We will accompany our clients to the events of their choice to support them to attend and engage. Avoidance is a common coping strategy for our clients and reengaging socially can be an overwhelming endeavor. Coaches will attend activities and social groups with their clients as a way to expose them to anxiety provoking situations in order to support them to utilize the skills they learn in therapy and coaching in the real world. With the coach present, they are able to coach the client to remember and utilize their coping skills and communication strategies, as well as provide positive encouragement and feedback. Overall, our clients improve their sense of competence and confidence once they realize they are capable of connecting with others in a meaningful way.
Collegiate Coaching Services offers a number of sponsored social activities and groups each week. In addition, coaches provide direction and support for our clients to engage in the larger Boulder community, which provides opportunities for our clients to connect with those outside of CCS. Activities include;
- Breakfast Club
- Open Mic Nights; Music and Poetry
- Fun Friday Social Group
- Road Races and Fun Runs
- Bowling at the UMC on the University of Colorado Campus
- Theatre & Movies
- Rock climbing & other outdoor sports
- CU-Boulder Collegiate Recovery Center Activities
Our clients boast a 100% success rate when it comes to finding employment.
- Assist clients in identifying their desired position, obtaining and completing applications, and resume development.
- Role playing, job interviewing skills.
- Provide transportation and accompany clients during the job search to support follow through and decrease anxiety.
We promote volunteering as a way for our clients to connect with their new community, develop friendships, and feel valuable in what they have to offer others.
Volunteer sites include but are not limited to:
- Community Cycles
- Equine Therapy Facilities & Ranches
- Alternative Energy Businesses
- Boulder Humane Society
- Local television and radio stations
- Organic Farms
- Afterschool programs