Adults, Parents, and Educators
Our programs for Adults, Parents, and Educators include:
At CHC, we believe that, given the right tools, individuals can make positive choices and positive changes. We facilitate interactive experience-based trainings and small groups that engage participants in meaningful learning. Most of our programs have been designed in response to the specific needs of schools and communities in the Lehigh Valley. We also offer many evidence-based programs that have been approved by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Life Skills Training
We offer Life Skills for Healthy Living. Topics include assertiveness, self-confidence, stress management, anger management, dealing with challenge and change, decision-making, conflict resolution, teambuilding, and leadership development. The interactive content of this program can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups.
We offer faculty, counselors, administrators, and community health workers a separate curriculum for Too Good/or Drugs and Violence program for high schools and the Too Good/or Violence programs for K-8. These programs promote violence prevention, character education and respect for others, as well as how to reduce risk factors related to the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Education and Prevention
Separate staff development curricula also are available for the Too Good for Drugs evidence-based program which equips K-8 students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to remain safe and drug free. We also offer the Current Drug Trends program which offers the most up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, synthetics, opioids, and other substances so parents, educators, and other adults can learn how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol, as well as how to find help.
Our Mock Teen Bedroom is a hands-on opportunity for adults to learn how to identify drug paraphernalia, as well as the many ways drugs and drug use can be disguised.
Finally, we offer HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education), an exclusive training developed by CHC in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic. Participants learn about opioids and heroin; signs and symptoms of opioid/heroin use; the effects of use on one's health, relationships, and future; and where to find local resources and help. Currently in development is a follow up program to HOPE, which will focus on the cycle of addiction.
This program, delivered through the schools, is designed to reduce truancy by helping parents and students learn together about the consequences of truancy, identify reasons why students are truant and strategies for eliminating those causes, and set goals and action steps to support regular attendance.
Social Media Training
This program is designed to raise awareness about trends and dangers throughout social media. Participants learn about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter; identify the possible dangers of social media outlets; understand responsible use and the legal, social, and emotional consequences of misuse; discover the prevalence and pressures concerning sexting, cyber-bullying, and privacy issues; discuss the effects of social media on the brain, including addiction; and explore the resources available to monitor and combat misuse.