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Our course offerings for High School

At CHC, we believe that, given the right tools, individuals can make positive choices and positive changes. We facilitate interactive experience-based training's 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).

MULTI-SESSION PROGRAMS

Students/Educators

  • Project SUCCESS:

    Project SUCCESS is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention and early intervention program that uses trained, professional mentors within the schools to help at-risk students become more resilient by providing individualized support and education. Sessions are offered one or two days weekly for 26 weeks.

  • Too Good for Drugs:

    An evidence-based program, Too Good for Drugs and Violence is a school- and community-centered prevention program that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes they need for positive social development and supportive relationships. Topics include developing and applying social and emotional learning skills for conflict resolution, bullying prevention, anger management, and respect for self and others.

  • Safe Dates:

    Safe Dates is an evidence-based dating and substance abuse prevention program designed for both male and female students. Program goals include raising student awareness of what constitutes healthy and abusive dating relationships and the causes and consequences of dating abuse; equipping students with the skills and resources to help themselves or friends in abusive relationships; and helping students develop positive communication, anger management, and conflict resolution skills. The curriculum requires 10 50-minute sessions.

Note:  CHC can also provide district-specific programming aligned with the PAYS survey results.

Parents

  • Botvin Life Skills Parent Training:

    This evidence-based training provides parents with the necessary skills to help their children learn to resist social pressure to smoke, drink, and use drugs; develop greater self-esteem, self-mastery, and self-confidence; and enhance their ability to reduce and prevent risky behaviors.

  • STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting):

    STEP is an evidence-based program that provides skills training for parents of children six through 12 years of age. The program typically is taught in seven weekly, 90-minute study groups. The course is designed to help parents better understand children’s behavior and misbehavior; learn to develop child confidence; practice positive listening; and give encouragement. The sessions use role-play to dramatize examples of both ineffective and effective parent-child interaction and provide opportunities to discuss personal experiences. This course can be adapted for groups dealing with particular life circumstances.

  • STEP Teens:

    Similar to the STEP program, with a particular focus on parents of teens.

SINGLE-SESSION PROGRAMS

Students/Educators

  • Current Drug Trends:

    Designed to identify and explore personal values and risk factors regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, this program provides accurate information on current drug trends and their effects. Adults learn how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol; how to build refusal skills, and how to find help.

  • HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education):

    An exclusive training designed by CHC, HOPE was developed in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic. Participants learn about opioids and heroin; signs/symptoms of opioid/heroin use; the effects of use on one’s health, relationships, and future; and where to find local resources to help the addict.

  • Voices from the Valley:

    Participants learn about the addiction cycle, from first use to recovery. Topics include the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals; and local resources for addicts and their families. Highlights in this program include either live speakers or video interviews with recovering addicts and family members, addiction specialists, EMTs, and others.

Staff in-service

  • Current Drug Trends:

    Designed to identify and explore personal values and risk factors regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, our programs provide accurate information on current drug trends and their effects. Adults learn how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol; how to build refusal skills, and how to find help.

  • HOPE for the Workplace:

    Addiction to opioids affects employee turnover, relationships, and workplace culture and is a leading cause of absenteeism and increased health care costs. This program, which is delivered on-site, provides employers with the tools they need to keep employees healthy and safe and their companies productive.

Parents

  • Current Drug Trends:

    Designed to identify and explore personal values and risk factors regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, our programs provide accurate information on current drug trends and their effects. Adults learn how to talk to children about drugs and alcohol; how to build refusal skills, and how to find help.

  • Mock Teen Bedroom:

    The Mock Teen Bedroom is an adults-only, hands-on opportunity to learn how to identify drug paraphernalia; the ways drugs and drug use can be disguised; current local drug trends; 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.

  • HOPE (Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education):

    An exclusive training designed by CHC, HOPE was developed in response to the growing concern around the heroin and opioid epidemic. Participants learn about opioids and heroin; signs/symptoms of opioid/heroin use; the effects of use on one’s health, relationships, and future; and where to find local resources to help the addict.

  • Voices from the Valley:

    Participants learn about the addiction cycle, from first use to recovery. Topics include the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals; and local resources for addicts and their families. Highlights in this program include either live speakers or video interviews with recovering addicts and family members, addiction specialists, EMTs, and others.

SMALL GROUP LIFE SKILLS TRAINING

  • Botvin Life Skills:

    This evidence-based training provides students with the necessary skills to resist social pressure to smoke, drink, and use drugs; helps them develop greater self-esteem, self-mastery, and self-confidence; and enhances their ability to reduce and prevent risky behaviors.

  • Healty Choices. Healthy Relationships:

    A program to help adolescents develop knowledge and skills that promote optimum health in relationships that are central to life: family, friends, and romantic relationships. Participants will increase awareness of what motivates their current behaviors and understand that life choices result in either positive or negative consequences.