Teen Intervene



    Teen Intervene is an evidenced-based program for youth, ages 12 – 19, who may be experiencing problems associated with mild to moderate tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use. Techniques integrated into the program include: Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Model, and Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques to help teens reduce and ultimately eliminate their chemical use. This can be achieved through:

    • One hour Sessions
    • Once a week for 4 weeks
    • 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 October 16, 2020