Prevention and Education Services
Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate teens and adults to make positive choices. We provide these services in a variety of settings and ways, including research-based curricula in public and private schools, presentations at hospitals, and speaker’s bureaus.Phoenix House adolescent programs give young people and their families the education necessary to avoid substance use/abuse and to take control of their lives. Programs are offered to students, faculty members, parents, and high-risk youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Other activities include coalition and consortium participation, court and community intervention programs, and driver education/intervention courses for DUI offenders. We also collaborate with AmeriCorps, Youth Mentoring, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Presentations at school assemblies, in classrooms, to civic groups and others teach students, faculty, and parents in our communities about various mental health and substance abuse issues.
Extended Prevention Programs
Extended Prevention programs last 6-18 weeks and use evidence-based curricula such as Changing Youth Thinking: Project Towards No Drugs, Motivational Enhancement, and Strengthening Families.
Coalitions and Consortiums
Coalitions and Consortiums include AmeriCorps, Youth Power Mentoring Corps, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Phoenix House operates speaker’s bureaus in our communities, where staff and clients make presentations about substance use. We also host meetings for local and national media.
Driver Education and Intervention Programs are provided for those charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).