Youth Prevention Services provides comprehensive programming to youth grades K – 12 throughout Fulton and Montgomery counties. Programming takes place in both school and community settings. Services include, substance abuse prevention education (classroom based programs), and school based counseling (both individual and group counseling). We also have a specialty school counseling program titled Teen Intervene which is 6 session drug/ alcohol program for 12-19 year olds, with parent, or guardian, involvement in the last session. All counseling is confidential and follows agency, and HIPPA, regulations.
Additional programming includes school staff in full, or half, day trainings, parent presentations, wellness day activities, community based programs, after-school programs, and summer programs.
Our focus is on topics such as good decision making, problem solving skills, assertiveness, stress and anger management, and effective communication. Our prevention programming is state approved and evidence based to learn the dangers of drug and alcohol use, and violence, and the skills necessary to resist.
Parenting classes are also provided and are held in both in schools and within our Montgomery County site.
For more information about our Youth Services Programming, please call Denise Benton at (518) 762-8313 x235.