Our core offerings for High School-Age Youth 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 meaningfid 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
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. The program teaches new skills and strategies for harm reduction and greater success in school and life.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Prevention
Among the programs we offer is the Too Good for Drugs and Violence evidence-based program which equips students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to remain safe and drug free. The program also promotes violence prevention, character education and respect for others. Our Current Drug Trends program is updated regularly so students are aware of the dangers associated with the drugs most abused in their community. Designed to identify and explore personal values and risk factors regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, our programs provide adolescents with accurate information on current drug trends and their effects, as well as refusal skills. 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 for the addict. Currently in development is a follow-up program to HOPE, which will focus on the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery
In this multi-session program, students explore the definition of bullying, learn tips to deal with bullying behavior, and practice ways to break the bullying/victim cycle. Students also learn how their behaviors influence others.
We offer Project SUCCESS, an evidence-based mentoring program designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and help young people who are most in danger of failure in school or other high-risk behaviors develop resiliency and coping skills.
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. 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.
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.