Alcohol and other drug abuse screenings for students who are
experiencing problems due to substance use, utilizing evidence
based model (SBRIT-Screening, Brief Intervention, Referrals).
Alcohol, other drugs and risky behaviors education sessions.
Assessments for students who require treatment.
Work with student and parent as partners in promoting positive
choices through parent education. Also, the Intervention groups
for students include parents.
We refer and follow-up with
students and their families needing substance abuse treatment
or mental health services in the community.
Early Intervention Groups:
Every Month: middle and high school students attend after school and Family Group on Saturday
Path I (Middle School) – 6 hours, 4 hours with students and 2 hours with student and parent
Path II (High School) – 10 hours, 8 hours with students and 2 hours with student and parent
Path III (High School) – 20 hours, 16 hours with students and 2 hours with student and parent, with 2 hours of follow up group
Student screenings & Assessments
PATH (Promoting Awareness to Health)
Early Intervention programs reached 175 Students and 142 Parents.
PATH I Middle School
- 10 groups, 4 hours each
- 40 direct hours
- 36 Students, 37 Parents
PATH II High School
- 9 groups 10 hours each
- 90 direct hours
- 59 Students, 54 Parents
PATH III High School
- 10 groups, 20.5 hours each
- 205 direct hours
- 57 Students, 61 Parents
Survey data for the early intervention programs PATH II and PATH III show:
- Increase in the perception of harm of alcohol use among those that participated in the program.
- Increase in refusal skills, coping skills, values, goal identification, and development of a healthy support system.
Path II early intervention program has shown 94% non-recidivism for
students who complete the 10 hour program, with 97% parent attendance
for student and parent sessions.
Individual and Group Education: Focuses heavily on teaching refusal skills, coping skills, values and goals, as well as helping students develop a healthy support system. Students showed an increase in refusal skills, and began to feel that they had regained control over their lives and could now handle difficult situations. They also changed their perception that using alcohol and drugs are an acceptable coping method when someone is dealing with stress, anxiety, sadness or depression.
in awareness that
alcohol & Drug use are bad coping tools
What's Being Said
Good information, tools on communication, impact of substance use and all of the above bonded me and my child for supporting him. Just seeing him interact with others helps me to understand him.
Wonderful presenters – calm, thoughtful, kind and hopeful – helped me see my son better.
I don't believe pot and alcohol use are part of being a teen. It's our job to recognize and intervene – thanks for all you do and are doing!!!
The development of the brain, effects and affects. Stress – how parents deal and child observes and follow up.
I liked learning about the brain and the activities that helped us learn the lesson.
Learning coping skills and how to deal with the stress.
I loved that we were honest with our parents.
Helped me get better understanding of why people use drugs.
Learning about drug use, the brain, setting goals, deciding values and letter to myself.