Frequently asked questions and answers
How do I sign up for Sons of Helaman?
Registration for Sons of Helaman is done through this Sons of Helaman website. Please go to the Enroll tab and follow the 3 easy steps found there.
**If you have any questions prior to enrolling, please call or email our main office.
**We are here to walk you thru enrollment, help you with which service may be best for your son, answer any program questions, share parent resources, and discuss any concerns or special circumstances you may have.
We are here to help and assist you as you enroll and as you participate in the program and services.
How long does it take to graduate?
The length of time to complete the graduation requirements is different for each individual. The average time-frame to graduate the SofH program is 6-8 months. (For some young men it is sooner and for some it takes much longer)
What happens if a general loses a battle?
Please see our General’s Policy on lost battles.
How does group work? What do the boys learn in a group?
How many boys are in a group?
On average there are 4 -12 young men in a group.
When is my group meeting time and how do I get there?
When you register, you will choose the group location and time that best fits your schedule. (inluding online options.) Then, during the Orientation Session with your chosen clincian/intern, you will receive the full address of your group meeting location. If you are in an online group, the clinician/intern will email the Zoom online meeting ID and link for you to join in your group meeting each week.
What if my son needs to miss his group meeting?
Sons of Helaman is a self-mastery training program which makes it vital for the young men to attend their 4 weekly group meetings each month. If you are not able to attend your home group for any reason, you have 2 options:
- Attend 2 group meetings the week before you need to miss or on the following week. (Online or In-person). **Please email the main office to request the spreadsheet listing all SofH groups with the info to attend any group in person or the Zoom links to attend any group online.
- If you are not able to attend a make-up meeting, please request a recording by emailing the main office. A training lesson recording will be sent for you to listen to at your convenience.
TIP: Clinicians/Interns encourage the young men to look at their month ahead of time and plan out how they can attend their 4 group meetings in the month. Young men are busy and have many activities and responsibilities. Planning in advance to attend 4 group meetings increases commitment and dedication to their treatment program.
NOTE: Young Men in the Sons of Helaman program can attend as many groups in a week as they would like at no additional cost. If you feel you need extra help or support, please request information on an additional group you would like to attend. We will email you the group information. email@example.com
What is a Personal Warrior Trainer (PWT)? Is it required?
One of the key parts of the Sons of Helaman training program is the support and training you receive from your Personal Warrior Trainer (PWT). A PWT helps you set your goals in your ManPower journal and answers any questions you may have as you are learning and training in your first weeks. Your PWT is a coach or mentor to help, encourage, train and support you in a 1-on-1 setting.
In addition to the group therapy portion, each enrollee of the Sons of Helaman program is assigned a Personal Warrior Trainer (PWT) who will set a meeting frequency with the enrollee. It is likely that the trainer will recommend that the meeting frequency be weekly until the enrollee reaches 28 consecutive days of ManPower. This portion of training is $30/half-hour session. It is billed at the time of each session. You will be charged for no-shows or any time you cancel an appointment within the 24-hour appointment window.
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How old do the boys need to be to attend a Sons of Helaman group?
We recommend Sons of Helaman enrollment between the ages of 13 – 25, for single young men. Those that are married would want to enroll in Men of Moroni.
Do you have programs for younger children?
Please email the main office to request information.
What is your graduation rate?
We keep careful data on the young men working towards graduation in Sons of Helaman. Currently the graduation rate is between 50 and 60 percent of those who enroll and reach graduation (General) status.
What is the best way to contact my Clinician/intern?
Please see a listing of all phone numbers for therapists under the Choose Group tab. The phone numbers are listed with the group schedules.
You can also find therapist contact information on the Clinicians tab under their name, or you can email the main office to request their contact info. We encourage parents to contact their son’s clinician/intern with any questions or concerns directly related to their son.
How do I best support my son once he is in the program?
Check out our Parents tab for helpful suggestions and resources. One of the best ways to support your son is to understand the principles he is being taught and fight alongside him. Attend Warrior Mothers Who Know and Fathers Who Fight (or listen to recordings of past classes), enroll in Mom Power Trainingand/or an Eternal Warriors Class, and go through all the Parent Training videos and audio recordings.
What support do you offer graduates (Generals)?
Generals are encouraged to attend group for free each week and help mentor other boys in their group. They are invited to attend a Generals’ Panel and share their story to help and encourage others. Our Generals have their own Facebook group as well as meet monthly to support each other. Many of our Generals go on to become Personal Warrior Trainers where they can relate to others going through the program and train them on MANPWR goals and lost battle analysis.
How do we order a new SofH MANPoWeR Journal?
If you are currently enrolled in Sons of Helaman and you need a replacement journal. Please let your clinician/intern know and they will place an order for you. The replacement journal is $10 and will be applied to your account on file. Be sure to share your most current shipping address.
If you are not currently enrolled in a LCS training group: Please go to the store tab on the Life Changing Services website. You can purchase a new journal in the online store. It will be shipped USPS priority mail. If you live close to the main office, you can call the main number to set a time to come by and purchase a book in-person.
If you just need a calendar, you can download a pdf MANPWR Calendar to print at home.
What if I have billing questions?
Please call or email our billing office with any billing-related questions. They will be happy to help you:
877-437-6877 EXT 2 for the billing office
Download a copy of our Sons of Helaman billing policies.
How much does Sons of Helaman cost?
Check out our Cost page for specific pricing information.
Is the cost the same for in-person and online groups?
Yes. Sons of Helaman online and in-person groups are the same cost and are both led by licensed/certified clinicians/interns.
After I complete the online Program Registration Form, what comes next?
I'm not sure this is the right program for my son. Can I just talk with someone about our situation?
Absolutely! We have trained mentors available to schedule a 30 minute visit with you and go over our programs, your situation, and recommend what would be best for you and your family.
They can also answer any questions you may have about the Sons of Helaman program or any of our other programs.
What are the graduation requirements for Sons of Helaman?
Graduation requires 84 consecutive days with no “lost battles” and 28 consecutive “perfect” days in the MANPWR journal along with progress toward a “Passion Project”
When a young man meets these graduation requirements he takes on the status of General. He can attend group at no cost as long as he is winning battles and keeps his General status.
See Maurice’s letter to parents about Generals and what happens if they lose a battle.
How do I get into ZOOM video conferencing for my online group?
Those attending an online group will meet over Zoom. You will use the same link and meeting ID every week to join in your group. The first time you use Zoom, you will need to download the program/app. You can find it here: https://zoom.us/download or in the app store on your phone or tablet. After you download it the first time, all you will need to do is enter the link or meeting ID sent from your clinician/intern to join in the online group meeting.
My schedule changes so much with sports and other extracurricular activities, can I change my group time once I sign up?
Yes, with many options for in-person and online groups, there is a lot of flexibility to switch or change your home group as needed. Please email the front office if you need to change your group to let us know. Also let your Clinician know you need to make a group change so he can remove you from his attendance group sheet. You are welcome to join in your new group once you have notified the office and your Clinician.
I’m not really connecting with my group, clinician/intern or PWT; can I change groups/PWTs?
You are welcome to change groups/clinicians/PWTs at any time. Finding a good fit is important for your success. Please email the main office to make a change. firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if my son is no longer able to attend his Sons of Helaman group?
To withdraw from Sons of Helaman and stop your weekly billing payments, please send an email to the billing office:
Download a copy of our Sons of Helaman WITHDRAW POLICY.
Is billing for the ORIENTATION Session and Sons of Helaman groups separate from the PWT billing?
Yes, PWT sessions are billed separately. Your PWT will help you get your PWT billing set up.
Please call your PWT with any PWT billing questions.
The Orientation Session with your clinician/intern and the weekly billing for your Sons of Helaman group meetings are set up in our main billing system.
Please email or call the billing office at email@example.com
877-437-6877 EXT 2 for any billing questions.
My son struggles with depression and anxiety and is taking medication for it. How does this work with the Sons of Helaman therapist?
Please let your clinician/intern know about any medications your son is taking during the Orientation session so they can best work with you and your specific situation. You can also request that the clinician/iintern work with your doctor for any specific medication questions or follow-up.
My son has ADD or ADHD or is on the autism spectrum, can he join a group?
Yes, after an initial Orientation Session, the clinician/intern can guide you on what might be the best fit for your son regarding group therapy and/or one-on-one services. Many of our therapists work with ADD, ADHD and Autism spectrum clients. Please feel free to email the main office if you have any questions.
Do you offer specific YSA Groups?
Does the program work long term?
My son has been looking at pornography, but he doesn’t have an addiction. What should we do?
The Sons of Helaman program is for any young man who wants to learn tools to fight the adversary and the temptations of the world today. You can set up a meeting with one of our clinicians to assess if Sons of Helaman is right for your son. Please call our office for details. 877.437.6877
What is the return rate? Do you see boys who need to come back?
The return rate fluctuates each year. This is an ongoing battle to fight for life. When young men find they need to return to Sons of Helaman for support or strength, we welcome them with open arms and encouragement. Re-starting in the program means a warrior has gained renewed effort and courage to battle and win again! Some clients may decide one-on-one counseling is most helpful for their ongoing support. Others train to be a PWT to stay in a good place. Others may look for other great programs outside of Life Changing Services offered for ongoing support. Each person is different and the tools and services to best help and support them will depend per person.
What forms of payment do you accept? How do I make a payment?
We accept credit/debit cards, ACH draft and personal checks.
As you fill out your online Registration Form, you will come to a section where you will schedule an appointment on a BOOK ME calendar to meet with our billing office for your billing orientation and payment set-up session. The billing office will call you at the time you scheduled to set up secure payment info over the phone. Payments are set to automatically withdraw from your account weekly for Sons of Helaman.
For PWT billing, you will set up your billing info separately with your PWT and billing is run at time of service.
We do not bill insurance.
What if I am not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Everyone is welcome. All Life Changing Services programs and services are based on sound scientific principles as well as Christian principles taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.