WhatTeen Intervene is an evidence based program for youth (12-19 years old) who may be experiencing problems associated with mild to moderate tobacco, alcohol or other drug use. The program consists of 3-4 individual sessions and a closing session with both parent/guardian and the adolescent. Teen Intervene integrates stages of change model, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral techniques in order to help teens reduce and, ultimately, eliminate their chemical use. This can be achieved through:
- Three to four 1-hour sessions
- Worksheets that help measure progress
- Developing future academic and career goals
WhoThe program is facilitated by trained California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) interns assigned to participating school sites.
WhereBased upon intern availability, Teen Intervene can be implemented at all high schools; middle school students can be seen upon request based on intern/staff availability.
WhenDuring school hours
- Counseling and Recovery Resources document
- Parent Guide (from the Parent Session)
- Students who complete the program will receive an incentive bag to encourage continued support toward positive change (includes a Quit Kit, Workbook, Journal, and Drug Awareness Flipbook)
Last Modified on January 30, 2020