- 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)
- The following takes place at an Early Intervention:
- 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.
- 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
For more information, or to make an appointment please contact:
John Bennett (716) 827-9462 x318 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Charboneau (716) 827-9462 x317 email@example.com