Teen Intervene



    Teen 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


    The program is facilitated by trained California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) interns assigned to participating school sites.


    Based 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.  


    During school hours

    Participants Receive 

    • 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) 

    For questions regarding Teen Intervene or to refer students, contact Prevention Specialist Jordin Lambert by email or at (916) 979-8606. 

Last Modified on January 30, 2020