The Early Intervention Program

Early Intervention Program for At Risk Youth

Students identified as being “at risk” by educators, parents, or doctors are provided with an opportunity for a private, one time session on the Renaissance Campus with their parent(s)/guardian, a counselor, and peers in recovery. Parents are provided with educational materials, and referrals to treatment services are made as necessary.

What happens at an Early Intervention?

  • Students are referred to the program by educators, parents, or doctors
  • Referred families should contact the program for an appointment (attendance by at least one parent/guardian is required, evening appointments are available by request)
  • Student/parent(s)/counselor discuss the sequence of events that led to the referral and answer questions regarding the student’s use of drugs/alcohol. Student and parent(s) have private sessions with the counselor and with young people in recovery. Everyone comes back together for wrap up/possible referral/plan for the future
  • Session lasts between 1-1.5 hours
  • Sessions employ brief change focused cognitive behavioral strategies and serve as informal substance use assessments.
  • Family leaves with a behavioral plan to encourage the most change possible for the child.
  • Components of Teen Intervene, an evidence based program, are utilized throughout the session.
  • CRAFFT, an assessment tool specific to adolescents is used.

What is expected of me if I attend an Early Intervention?

  • Have a positive attitude and an open mind
  • Be honest and upfront with the counselor and the clients
  • Follow through with any recommendations that are made by the counselor
  • Complete a follow up evaluation via phone 2 months after you attend the program

Early Intervention for Vaping 

As a result of the vaping epidemic among teens, Face2Face has developed a dynamic and informative program to address this health crisisReferrals to the program can be made by schools when they identify a student who is vaping, or by parents/guardians who are concerned for their child. 

What to Expect:

A 40-60 minute, group classroom style presentation for kids and teens ages 10-18 and their parent/guardian(s). The program will educate participants about the potential dangers and consequences of teenage vaping.  Parent/guardian attendance is required.

Topics covered include:

  • Impact of cigarette smoking on previous generations
  • Similarities between cigarette smoking and vaping
  • Intentional marketing of vaping products to teens and young adults
  • Health and safety concerns of vaping
  • Impact of nicotine on the undeveloped, adolescent brain
  • Options for teens who are addicted to vaping

Interested in the program?

For more information, or to make an appointment please contact:
Rachel Cummins (716) 827-9462 x317 rcummins@ked.org
Letti Bragg (716) 827-9462 x315 lbragg@ked.org
David Pinkston (716) 827-9462 x314 dpinkston@ked.org