Teen & Parent Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco Awareness

Teen & Parent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Awareness

The objective of this program is to help move the offender toward a change in thinking and behavior regarding their use of alcohol and drugs and other problem the behavior that resulted in the entry into the criminal justice system. This “Readiness to Change” style program is a suitable referral resource for: Condition of Occupational DL, Reckless Driving (Alc. or drugs Involved) , Sale of Alcohol to a Minor, Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor, Probation Violation,Drug Paraphernalia, Positive UA, and Other Intoxication Involved Offenses.

Our program is a one-day, Brief Intervention that utilizes a unique delivery method incorporating multiple Evidence-Based behavior change practices including The Change Companies’ trade-marked Interactive Journaling®, the principles of Motivational Interviewing (Miller, Rollnick, et. al), and effective cognitive strategies based on the Acceptance & Commitment Cognitive-Behavioral Model (Hayes et. al). The class discussions and Interactive Journaling® are highly effective in encouraging the participants to recognize the need for and benefits of behavior change. The class also provides introduction to skills to help participants make needed changes in attitude and behavior with specific regard to illegal behavior. All program Facilitators are certified through PDS and The Change Companies.

NOTE: Those Participant age 13 through 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or other legal guardian who will also participate for the full class day. Teens 17 years old and older may attend alone.

(Not a TCADA or TDHS program)

Programs are 8-hour, one-day classes, held on a Saturday. Pre-registration is required. Contact PDS for Class Availability, Locations, and Fees.