COMMUNITY SERVICES WORK
Community service work hours are completed under the supervision of the staff of an approved worksite or by the staff of the after school program at OPTIONS (OPTIONS Crew). Community service work hours are completed during non-school, weekends and summer hours. Work hours are accomplished with the collaboration of local community agencies. Options also provides opportunities for High School students to complete needed community service hours which are requirements for certain classes.
All youth are under Direct/Continuous supervision.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Substance Abuse Program consists of Teen Intervene and SA II. The appropriate level of intervention is determined after the completion of a Substance Abuse Assessment. Both programs utilizes and integrates the Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Teen Intervene is an intervention program for teens ages 12-19 year olds who have mild to moderate risk levels. It consists of two individual counseling sessions and one family session (if needed) and one random urine drug screen.
SA II is an intervention program for 12-19 year olds who have a moderate to severe risk levels. It consists of two individual counseling sessions, eight group counseling sessions and weekly family contact. Weekly random urine drug screens are administered.
Facilitators of these groups have received formal training in counseling, are Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and/or Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
Teen Intervene Weekly - Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Substance Abuse II Group Weekly: Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm
THINKING FOR A CHANGE
The Thinking for a Change Program (T4C) is a Cognitive Restructuring program that attempts to increase a youths social awareness and problem solving abilities by empowering them to change their own behaviors. This program assists youth in identifying high risk situations and the thoughts that are triggered within them. It helps the youth identify thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs that place them at risk of getting into trouble, while showing them how to implement new thoughts that can lower risky behaviors.
T4C encourages youth to take control of their lives by taking control of their thinking.
UPCOMING GROUP: CURRENTLY RUNNING
Tuesdays - Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00
DO YOU PROGRAM
This Program is designed to address youth violence (dating and sexual violence, sexual harassment and bullying) by confronting its root causes and enhancing protective factors to promote positive development and healthy relationships. The UnCurriculum implements primary prevention principles by using creative expression to stop violence before it starts, which encompasses two parts: Part 1 uses experiential activities and creative expression to build resilience. Part 2 is a community-level strategy designed by and executed by the teens to share what they've learned and to strengthen community relationships that lead them to feeling valued.
UPCOMING GROUP: TBD
This program is an exploration of school/community resources, promote individual skills and future opportunities to increase school attendance. All participants with have a YASI (Youth Assessment Screening Instrument), which identifies Risk Factors that may or may not contribute to absenteeism.
UPCOMING GROUP: NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 4:00 - 5:00 pm
JOB READINESS PROGRAM
This program is designed to teach those competencies that the Department of Labor and research have found to be necessary for finding and keeping a job. Participants will learn practical job fining skills, practice positive and professional behavior, and explore their own personal strengths and values.
UPCOMING GROUP: CURRENTLY RUNNING
4:00 PM - 5:00 pm
PARTNERS IN PARENTING PROGRAM
This program is designed to help parents understand the process of changing negative behavior in their children and motivating positive behavior. Parents learn the difference between punishment and discipline, and are encouraged to use discipline instead of punishment.
GROUPS: 2 SATURDAYS PER MONTH @ 10:00 AM (ON GOING)