Full Program Listing

Full Program Listing

  • ATOD Alternative Activities: Leadership Development

    Participants will learn to be effective team leaders by: inspiring others on a team; communicating more effectively; planning and running meetings; implementing a team project; executing effective teamwork; supporting and motivating peers; and, speaking in public.

  • ATOD Alternative Activities: Peer Mediation:

    Peer Mediation is a problem-solving process in which students, known as Peer mediators, assist other students in resolving non-physical disputes. Peer Mediators are specially chosen by school personnel and trained in a three-step process. This process clarifies the nature of the dispute and assists students in reaching a solution that is satisfactory to both parties. Students trained as Peer Mediators develop leadership skills, enhance their critical thinking skills, learn valuable communication skills and develop a proficiency in problem solving skills.

  • ATOD Alternative Activities: Peer Mentoring:

    Participants learn to inspire and motivate peers by: helping them identify challenges, supporting them in building self-awareness and personal resiliency, and helping them set and achieve personal and academic goals.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Anger Management:

    Anger is an emotion with which most people are familiar. What many may not realize is that anger is often used as a way to avoid dealing with uncomfortable feelings, such as fear or sadness. CHC’s Anger Management program helps participants recognize and understand underlying reasons for their anger, as well as identify triggers and warning signs. Additionally, attendees learn practical, peaceful techniques for controlling reactions to challenges and managing stress.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Appreciating Differences through the Arts©:

    This diversity awareness program leads students to appreciate social and cultural diversity through theater activities and arts and crafts. Topics include cliques, stereotyping, perception, and empathy training.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Art of Character Building

    Restoring character traits, such as respect and responsibility, among youth creates a more productive environment for teaching and learning. This program is designed to help students develop several building blocks of character: caring, kindness, honesty, fairness, self-control, respect, and responsibility with creative art projects, puppets (grades 1-3), activities, role-play, and stories.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Be Right Back: Time to DECIDE:

    This multimedia curriculum is designed to educate middle school students on the risks of teen alcohol use and to prevent initiation of alcohol use among teens. Participants will learn the risks associated with the consumption of alcohol and skills needed to make safe and healthy decisions.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Bullying Prevention

    Includes alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention education activities. This includes educational programs intended to develop life skills such as refusal skills, decision-making and stress management.
     EDU01:Prevention curricula, lessons, seminars or workshops that are recurring and are presented primarily in school or college classroom.
     EDU02: Structured substance abuse prevention lessons, seminars, or workshops directed to a variety of youth and/or adults, as well as organizations.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Conflict Resolution

    This program, aimed at adults, adolescents and/or youth helps participants recognize and understand underlying reasons for conflict, as well as identify triggers, and warning signs. Additionally, attendees learn practical, peaceful techniques for solving conflicts

  • ATOD Education Activities: Coping with Loss/Grief and Loss:

    These groups explore the grieving process and actively involve participants in ways to heal, deal with the loss, identify possible triggers that may cause major emotional reactions, and identify support systems so that they have someone to turn to in case things become overwhelming. They know where they can get the support they need in their family and community so they are able to move on in a positive direction and not make unhealthy choices.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Crossroads (Based on Project SUCCESS program):

    Crossroads is CHC’s elementary school version of Project SUCCESS, adapted for work with children in grades K-5. Adaptations include age-appropriate information and activities. This program provides resiliency development for at-risk students through a nurturing relationship with a trained professional mentor. Students who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors are involved in program services on a regular basis and are guided and motivated to achieve personal goals. Crossroads prevents and reduces substance abuse through education, skills training, and information dissemination, including preventive education, mentoring and skills training, problem identification and referral, community based processes, and environmental approaches. The program achieves high results regarding basic drug and alcohol education (typically focused on tobacco, alcohol, and energy drinks; other drug education as necessary, individually, on a case by case basis), as well as gains in academic and behavioral success by placing highly qualified and trained individuals to work closely with staff and students within the school setting.

  • ATOD Education Activities: CyberChoices:

    This comprehensive and up-to-date program was designed by CHC to help build awareness of dangers of risky on-line behaviors such as cyber safety, bullying, sexting, gambling, and social networking. Through activities that simulate real life choices, participants gain awareness and learn how to engage safely in the cyber world.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Decision Making:

    This interactive program is designed to guide participants from understanding the exact nature of an issue through determining available choices, then reaching a logical and meaningful decision from which a plan of action can be developed and implemented. This highly practical and step-by-step program helps participants take control of their future.

  • ATOD Education Activity: H.E.L.P. (Helping Every Living Person) (Suicide Prevention):

    This curriculum is designed to define and identify the impact of stress and depression on teens; explore the benefits of healthy coping skills; provide the knowledge about the causes of suicidal behaviors and the warning signs that youth at-risk display; teach skills to intervene with suicidal youth; and, provide resources where a youth can get help.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Kids Building Character:

    Restoring character traits, such as respect and responsibility, among youth creates a more productive environment for teaching and learning. This program is designed to help students develop several building blocks of character: caring, kindness, honesty, fairness, self-control, respect, and responsibility with puppets (grades 1-3), activities, role-play, art projects and stories.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Life Skills for Littles:

    This program, designed for K-8 youth, services small groups of 6-10 students that focus on a specific need or problem, such as managing anger, understanding emotions or developing communication skills. Additionally, sessions address the students’ broader needs for developing resilience and the personal assets required to succeed in school. Creating a safe, confidential environment allows students to support each other as they interact in a variety of activities, such as role-play, art, games and discussion.

  • ATOD Education Activity: Living in a Changing Family:

    This program offers support and positive coping strategies for students experiencing family crises, such as divorce, blended families, drug addiction or the incarceration of a parent. Students meet in small groups with a caring adult, offering a safe and confidential space in which to share feelings and build resiliency.

  • ATOD Education Activity: Look Listen Link (Suicide Prevention):

    This curriculum is designed to increase awareness of the problem of teen depression among middle school students, and to empower students to comfortably and confidently intervene with friends who may be depressed or suicidal. Look Listen Link is designed to supplement health education curricula.

  • ATOD Education Activity: Peacemaking Skills

    This program, aimed at pre-school and elementary youth, helps participants recognize and understand underlying reasons for conflict, as well as identify triggers and warning signs. Additionally, attendees learn practical, peaceful techniques for solving conflicts.

  • ATOD Education Activities: Relapse Prevention:

    CHC’s Drug & Alcohol Relapse Prevention Program is based on the school of thought that relapse happens prior to actual substance use. Participants learn to define and recognize various types of relapse, as well as identify relapse warning signs and personal triggers. Then, through a variety of interactive lessons, they explore and practice coping, communication and relationship skills. Finally, participants are given a wide variety of support resources available to them and their families throughout their community.

  • ATOD Education Activity: Suicide Prevention:

    Our age-appropriate programs on suicide prevention help participants identify and cope with life's stressors; learn signs and symptoms of depression and risk factors for suicide for themselves and others; identify resources in the school and community; and, make safety plans during emergencies

  • ATOD Education Activities: Tobacco Prevention

    Participants learn the “why and how” of rejecting tobacco in every form, with a focus on the dangers to health, society and the environment. Information is presented in an interactive way, using the most current information available.

  • ATOD Environmental Activities

    Includes alcohol and other drug environmental activities such as policy change, social norms marketing and town hall meetings. EXCLUDES Tobacco-related environmental activities.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Bullying Prevention

    This information dissemination activity helps participants to learn about bullying and gain tips to empower students to deal with bullying behavior. Other information includes newer forms of relational aggression; including cyberbullying, sexting, and social media issues that affect student lives.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination: Choices, Chances, Changes (HOPE for 8th grade students):

    This program, designed specifically for 8th grade students, focuses on addiction, opioids and heroin, the choices students face as they enter high school, and resources for help. Presented by the Senior Manager of Special Programs from the Center for Humanistic Change, students learn what an opioid is; the connection between painkillers and heroin; potential risks and consequences of use and abuse of both; what to do if someone overdoses; and, the laws regarding all of the above. In person (as often as possible) or via video-taped interviews, a recovering addict and family member of an addict(s) take part, sharing details about what they’ve gone through, the consequences they face, and heart-to-heart advice for making healthy choices. When possible, schools’ Student Resource Officers (SROs) are invited to participate as well. Emphasis is placed on all resources available to help students. We offer students the opportunity to ask for help during the program, and work in conjunction with school administrators and guidance counselors to ensure follow-up support directly afterwards, as well as in the following days and weeks.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Current Drug Trends:

    Designed to identify and explore personal values and risk factors regarding ATOD use, our programs provide children, adolescents and adults with social norming tools and accurate information on current drug trends and their effects, as well as refusal skills. While the program is adapted to meet the needs of a particular audience, all participants receive the most up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, synthetics, opioids and other dangerous substances. Parents, educators and other adults learn how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol, as well as how to find help.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Health Fair:

    Our interactive and visually engaging health fair exhibits provide information, pamphlets, and true-to-life models that display the dangers of ATOD use/abuse as well as the benefits of healthy choices. CHC will also use this platform to help promote the Penn Dot Yellow Dot program by offering yellow dot rack cards and yellow dot packets at our health fairs and HOPE programs.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Health Fair with Impaired Driving Simulators/Activities

    In partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, this program provides information on the dangers of impaired (alcohol and other drugs) driving as well as distracted (texting) driving while providing participants the opportunity to simulate an experience of driving while under the influence or while texting. Through this innovative program, CHC has reached thousands of students in the past year, many of whom express a desire to stay drug/alcohol free when driving.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education):

    HOPE, an exclusive training designed by CHC, was developed in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic, as well as to help end the stigma suffered by addicts and their families. Targeted towards high school students and adults, 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 for the addict. HOPE has reached thousands of adults and high school youth in nearly all Lehigh Valley school districts, as well as many health agencies, faith-based organizations and community-based agencies.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education) for the Workplace:

    HOPE, an exclusive training designed by CHC, was developed in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic, as well as to help end the stigma suffered by addicts and their families. As a result of a sub-grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and materials from PA Stop we customized this program for employees and employers. Participants learn about opioids and heroin; signs and symptoms of opioid/heroin use; the effects of use on the workplace and it’s culture; one’s health, relationships and future; and where to find local resources and help for the addict. HOPE has reached 20 workplaces and their employers, and 868 employees in the first 6 months of implementation

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Life Skills for Healthy Living:

    The interactive content of this program can be tailored to meet the needs of each specific group of adults; including adults age 65+, businesspersons, or those at risk - such as parolees, prisoners, and jobless or homeless adults. Topics include assertiveness, self-confidence, stress management, dealing with challenge and change, anger management, decision-making, job readiness, conflict resolution, teambuilding, and leadership development.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Mock Teen Bedroom:

    CHC’s Mock Teen Bedroom is for adults only: parents, grandparents, guardians, and any professionals who work with adolescents, young adults, and/or their families. CHC experts are on-hand to provide information, answer questions, and guide participants as they browse through the interactive bedroom display and our tables of drug and alcohol related displays and information. This program is a hands-on opportunity to learn: how to identify drug paraphernalia; the many ways drugs and drug use can be disguised; current drug trends in the local area; the most up-to-date information on those trends/drugs; ways to talk to children about drugs and alcohol; and how/where to find help.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination: Social Media:

    This program is designed to raise awareness about trends and dangers throughout social media. Engaging in lively discussion and a variety of activities, 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. This program is updated often to reflect current issues and is adaptable for students, school personnel, and parents at the middle school, high school, and college level, as well as for adults in business settings.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Stress Management Workshop

    This workshop is designed for the individual who is interested in dealing more effectively with stress. It will provide the participant with an opportunity to identify stressors and techniques to relieve stress. Participants will have the chance to practice some techniques.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Suicide Prevention

    Our age-appropriate programs on suicide prevention help participants identify and cope with life's stressors; learn signs and symptoms of depression and risk factors for suicide for themselves and others; identify resources in the school and community; and, make safety plans during emergencies

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Tobacco Prevention:

    Participants learn the “why and how” of rejecting tobacco in every form, with a focus on the dangers to health, society and the environment. Information is presented in an interactive way, using the most current information available.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Truancy

    Truant students are at greater risk for substance abuse, criminal activity, dropping out or being forced out school through disciplinary actions, social isolation, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy.

    Our custom designed program is based on national and state regulations regarding truancy and the essential elements of effective truancy reduction programs. Research shows that truancy reduction programs require involvement of schools, parents, and students; collaboration among community organizations; a continuum of supports, meaningful incentives and consequences, and measurable goals.

    Schools, ideally working in conjunction with local magistrates, offer families the opportunity to attend CHC’s custom-designed program in lieu of fines and/or other truancy related consequences. The program is currently designed for high school level, and can be adapted for elementary and middle schools. The student must attend with at least one parent. First individually, then together, the facilitators guide students and parents to: learn about the risk factors and consequences of truancy; identify personal, specific reasons why students are truant; create strategies for eliminating those causes; explore ways to improve collaboration and communication; set goals and action steps to support regular attendance; and, create and sign a contract, committing to working together on those goals.

  • ATOD Information Dissemination Activities: Voices from the Valley

    CHC’s HOPE program, rolled out in 2014, has created awareness about the current heroin and opioid crisis among thousands of Lehigh County adults and high school youth. “Voices from the Valley,” a stand-alone follow-up to HOPE, has been available since September 2017. Participants learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including: the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction specialists; and local resources for addicts and their families. Highlights in this program include video clips of interviews with recovering addicts and family members, an emergency room doctor, addiction specialists, EMTs and others. When possible, live speakers will be featured as well.

  • Community-Based Process: Teambuilding:

    This program is designed to assist workplace colleagues better understand each other’s strengths, weaknesses and interests so your staff can move from an ordinary group to a successful problem-solving team.

  • Community-Based Process: Training for Trainers:

    Learn how to sharpen your presentation and facilitation skills with proven techniques that energize audiences and improve results. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly acquired presentation skills and will leave with new activity ideas provided by their cohorts.

  • Cyber Gambling Awareness Program (CGAP)

    In collaboration with Lehigh County Drug & Alcohol Abuse Services, The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. has developed CGAP: Cyber Gambling Awareness Program. This computer based, interactive workshop is designed to raise awareness about the dangers of gambling and the nature of addiction in general. Participants will identify the risks and consequences of gambling, discover the effects of gambling on the brain, understand the cycle of addiction and learn how to get help. For more information: www.thechc.org

  • Life Skills Training (LST) (Evidenced Based)

    In this multi-session program, participants engage in activities, pair shares, and role plays on topics such as assertiveness, self-image, decision making, smoking, drug and alcohol use/abuse, anxiety, conflict resolution and communication skills. Designed for youth in middle and high school as well as adults, this program reaches hundreds of participants each year and consistently helps the majority of them learn new skills and strategies for harm reduction and greater success in school and life.

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Activities

    This program is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy and to educate participants of the lifelong effects of FASD.

  • Parenting Activities: Anger Management

    Anger is an emotion with which most people are familiar. What many may not realize is that anger is often used as a way to avoid dealing with uncomfortable feelings, such as fear or sadness. CHC’s Anger Management program helps participants recognize and understand underlying reasons for their anger, as well as identify triggers and warning signs. Additionally, attendees learn practical, peaceful techniques for controlling reactions to challenges and managing stress.

  • Parenting Activities: Conflict Resolution:

    This program, aimed at adults, adolescents and/or youth helps participants recognize and understand underlying reasons for conflict, as well as identify triggers, and warning signs. Additionally, attendees learn practical, peaceful techniques for solving conflicts.

  • Parenting Activities: Coping with Loss/Grief and Loss

    These groups explore the grieving process and actively involve participants in ways to heal, deal with the loss, identify possible triggers that may cause major emotional reactions, and identify support systems so that they have someone to turn to in case things become overwhelming. They know where they can get the support they need in their family and community so they are able to move on in a positive direction and not make unhealthy choices.

  • Parenting Activities: Decision Making

    This interactive program is designed to guide participants from understanding the exact nature of an issue through determining available choices, then reaching a logical and meaningful decision from which a plan of action can be developed and implemented. This highly practical and step-by-step program helps participants take control of their future.

  • Parenting Activities: Suicide Prevention

    Our age-appropriate programs on suicide prevention help participants identify and cope with life's stressors; learn signs and symptoms of depression and risk factors for suicide for themselves and others; identify resources in the school and community; and, make safety plans during emergencies.

  • PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies):

    The PATHS curriculum is a comprehensive program for promoting emotional and social competencies and reducing aggression and behavior problems in children (PreK-6th Grade). The Grade Level PATHS Curriculum consists of separate volumes of lessons for each grade level. Five conceptual domains are included in PATHS lessons at each grade level: self-control, emotional understanding, positive self-esteem, relationships, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. PATHS is designed to be taught two to three times per week (or more often if desired, but not less than twice weekly), with daily activities to promote generalization and support ongoing behavior. Website: https://www.channing-bete.com/prevention-programs/paths/paths.html

  • Peers Making Peace (Evidence-Based)

    The Peers Making Peace is a school-based peer-mediation program for students in elementary through high school. The program focuses on creating and maintaining a safe school environment by providing students with a mediation process through which they can resolve their differences in a peaceful manner without an escalation to violence. Peers Making Peace is anchored by an adult program facilitator and administered by a team of 15-24 students who have been selected as peer mediators. The facilitator must attend a 3-day training, through which he or she learns to train the student mediation team, provide student mediators with support, and oversee the program. Student mediators receive training from the facilitator at three times during the school year. During training, the student mediators learn to work as a team, serve as role models, and provide mediation services to peers, who may lack the skills to successfully resolve their own conflicts without the use of violence.
    Website: http://www.paxunited.org/
     CBP03 Community/Youth/Volunteer Training Services – Structured prevention activities intended to impart information and teach organizational development skills to individuals or community groups.
     ALT02 Mentoring/Leadership Development –Structured prevention services that use peers or mentors to provide guidance, support and other risk reduction activities for youth or adults. Also includes activities or events designed to assist in the development of leadership skills.

  • Prescription Drug Disposal and Safe Storage Activities

    Prescription Drug Disposal and Safe Storage Activities
    Service Codes:
    PAEV10-Changing Practices or Procedures Used to capture changes in practice such as:
     When a law enforcement establishment agrees to install a “permanent” prescription take-back collection box
     Funeral directors agree to include information and inform families on safe disposal of unused medications
     A pharmacist agrees to install a collection box or carry disposal pouches
     Senior Center agrees to routinely provide Med Lock Boxes and instructions to all new seniors

  • Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students):

    This evidence-based program provides resiliency development for at-risk students through a nurturing relationship with a trained professional mentor. Students who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors are involved in program services on a regular basis and are guided and motivated to achieve personal goals. Project SUCCESS prevents and reduces substance abuse through education, skills training, and information dissemination, including normative preventive education, mentoring and skills training, problem identification and referral, community based and processes, and environmental approaches. The program achieves high results in substance use reduction and greater academic and behavioral success by placing highly qualified and trained individuals to work closely with staff within the school setting. CHC mentored 533 adolescents (171 Northampton county and 362 Lehigh county), and served 4,670 adolescents and their families with prevention education through this program last year.

  • Safe Dates:

    This evidence-based program aimed at adolescents provides skills to help participants prevent perpetration and reduce perpetration among teens. Participants will have less acceptance for dating abuse/violence, stronger communication and anger management skills, less of a tendency to gender stereotype, and a greater awareness of community services for dating abuse.

  • Second Step:

    Second Step is a violence-prevention program designed to reduce impulsive and aggressive behaviors. Age-appropriate units guide students to develop their empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management skills. CHC serves several hundred students annually through this evidence-based program, and results show a large improvement in self-regulation and relational skills.

  • STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting):

    This course is designed to help parents understand children’s’ behavior, learn to develop child confidence, and develop concrete skills of: effective listening, giving encouragement (rather than praise), constructive self-expression, decision making, problem solving, assertive discipline, developing and applying natural and logical consequences, and conducting family meetings. Our sessions engage participants in role-play to dramatize examples of both ineffective and effective parent-child interactions, activities, and opportunities to discuss personal experiences. The course can be tailored for parents of children of all ages, and adapted for groups with particular life circumstances, including incarceration, addiction, and trauma.

  • Too Good for Drugs and Violence (High School):

    Too Good for Drugs & Violence (High School) is a comprehensive prevention education program for high school students. Interactive games and activities provide practical guidance on dating and relationships, building healthy friendships, and refusing negative peer influence. Lessons foster analysis and discussion of the effects of ATOD use as well as prescription and OTC drug use and various nicotine delivery devices. Students also analyze the impact of social media on decision-making, reaching goals, and self-identity. Students learn how to navigate the challenges of social and academic pressures like making responsible decisions, managing stress and anger, reflecting on personal relationships, and resolving conflicts. Too Good for Drugs & Violence High School offers ten lessons to be delivered once a week for ten weeks in a single grade level.
    Website: https://toogoodprograms.org/

  • Too Good for Drugs (TGFD):

    Too Good for Drugs (TGFD) is a school-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade that builds on students' resiliency by teaching them how to be socially competent and autonomous problem solvers. The program introduces and develops social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure. TGFD teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills:
     Goal Setting
     Decision Making
     Bonding with pro-social others
     Identifying and managing emotions
     Communicating effectively
    Website: https://toogoodprograms.org/

  • Too Good for Violence (TGFV):

    Too Good for Violence (TGFV) is a school- and community-based prevention program for kindergarten through 12th grade. The program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need for positive social development and supportive relationships. Concepts addressed vary by grade level, but include topics such as developing and applying social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others.
    Website: https://toogoodprograms.org/

  • Wanna Bet?:

    Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet? for grades 3-8, is an interdisciplinary program designed to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving. WannaBet? is designed to be integrated into existing units in health, math, and life skills, or used in conjunction with an existing prevention program. Website: www.nati.org