Services for Youth
Youth-Led Prevention Programs
Choices for Life
Prime for Life is an evidence based risk reduction program for students who have violated their school’s substance abuse policy in their student code of conduct or athletic code. During the course, students will not only learn the risks associated with alcohol and drug use, but will learn how to reduce their risk for experiencing problems related to alcohol and drug use. Choices for Life classes consist of two two-hour sessions taught after school hours and are available as needed. Cost is $25 per participant.
Strengthening Families is a multi-session family program designed to reduce youth substance abuse and improve family cohesiveness. Parent(s) and child attend separate sessions for the first hour and are reunited during the second hour to develop the skills introduced in the breakout sessions.
Hidden in Plain Sight
Hidden in Plain Sight is an interactive parent education program that walks parents through a virtual bedroom showing hidden and not so hidden signs of risky behavior and mental illness. After the room tour, parents will be educated on the items found in the room and pertinent problems in the local community as well as given resources on how to talk with their children about these issues and contacts for help if needed.
PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools helps to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment to helps kids thrive!
Our staff is available to provide in-services to your agency or school on a number of topics relevant to working with youth, including:
Services for Schools
Prevention Staff are available to present to students in a classroom setting, using an interactive and hands-on approach. Available topics include:
This daylong event features workshops for freshman on alcohol, marijuana, dating violence, prescription drug abuse, depression & suicide, texting and driving and self-esteem.
6th Grade Days
High school and middle school students teach workshops for 6th graders focusing on peer pressure, self-esteem and tobacco.
JTI student leaders teach elementary school students about the dangers of substance abuse and why it’s important to make drug-free choices.
Additionally, programming includes activities during Red Ribbon Week and OPTIONS for 7th graders.