Elementary School-Age Youth
Our core offerings for Elementary School-Age Youth include:
Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills Development
Using a strengths-based model, we offer programs that foster the development of problem-solving and decision-making skills. Two evidence-based programs we offer are the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program, which helps students increase self-control and decrease impulsive behavior, and the Second Step program, in which students learn to reduce impulsive and aggressive behaviors, while building social competence, empathy and problem solving skills. We also offer the Elementary Youth Support Program, which allows students to meet in small groups to discuss and deal with issues such as stress or coping with grief and loss.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Education and Prevention
We offer an array of programs designed to help children make positive choices regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including the “Too Good for Drugs” evidence-based program.
Anger Management and Conflict Resolution
We help young people recognize and manage their emotions and resolve conflict in non-violent ways. In addition to the “Too Good for Violence” evidence-based program, we offer sessions on peace-making, conflict resolution, anger management, and peer mediation.
Through our Crossroads Mentoring Program, trained adults help young people develop resiliency and coping skills so they can make healthy, positive choices to succeed in school and life.
Support to Schools
We offer training and support to school-based Student Assistance Program Teams (SAP) by providing the latest information on substance abuse and other social issues and connecting SAP teams to resources.
We work with young people to help them distinguish between teasing and bullying behavior and then help them develop the skills to prevent or interrupt bullying, including cyber bullying. Two of the programs we offer are evidence-based: “Second Step” and “Too Good for Violence.”
Our character education programs use a variety of approaches to help students develop social and emotional skills, ethical reasoning and decision-making skills, and responsible leadership.
Promoting Safe and Positive Relationships
We help young people develop the self-esteem, empathy, and interpersonal/social skills that form the basis of healthy relationships. Using another evidence-based program, “Talking about Touching,” we teach children how to recognize inappropriate touching, be assertive, and set boundaries.