SPOTLIGHT: Rockaway, NJ Affiliate’s Children’s Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Rockaway, NJ Affiliate’s Children’s Programs
Prevention is Key, the Rockaway, NJ Affiliate, offers three prevention programs aimed at children. Forest Friends is a developmental puppet program designed to help children learn basic life skills and character enhancement that they will use their entire life. Each session includes a story portrayed by animal puppets, a discussion and an activity to reinforce the lesson conveyed by the story. There are six 15-20 minute stories; two are presented at each session over a three week period. The stories build off one another so that each presentation teaches a lesson while reinforcing previous lessons. All eyes are locked on the lovable puppets that take center stage. The children can identify with the realistic situations the puppets encounter and learn how to emotionally deal with similar situations in their own life. Goals of the program include: • Reaching children while their health-related attitude and beliefs are in the formative stage.• Increasing...
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SPOTLIGHT: Camden County (NJ) Affiliate’s Parenting Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Camden County (NJ) Affiliate’s Parenting Programs
The Camden County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc. (CCCADA) offers several programs designed to help parents guide their children through changes in development. Here are some of those programs. 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents!This program, written by national parenting experts, teaches about children’s stages of development and how parents can help them through those changes. The course covers: Discipline methods that work; How to prevent problems such as tantrums; Ways to build a loving bond with your child; The best ways to childproof your home; How to care for your child at different ages and stages; Great ways to care for yourself. The program consists of three 2-hour sessions for up to 20 parents. Active Parenting TodayThis program is for parenting children ages 2-12 and is a video–based, discussion-oriented program to equip parents with skills that are crucial in raising children to make wise choices in their lives, including...
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SPOTLIGHT: Charlotte, NC’s Adolescent and Youth Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Charlotte, NC’s Adolescent and Youth Programs
Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, NCADD’s Charlotte, NC Affiliate, offers a range of programs for youth, including prevention and treatment. Programs are available in school and community settings as well as through an outpatient treatment setting. In general, the goals of these programs are to support youth in developing strong social skills to help them in avoiding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use or to treat adolescents who have a substance use issue. Prevention programs generally consist of lessons that include motivational activities, social skills training, and decision making components that are delivered through group discussions, games, role-playing exercises, videos and worksheets. Most programs are available to be delivered in English or Spanish. For young people who may have signs of increased risk for developing problems such as truancy issues or those already experimenting with some high-risk alcohol or drug choices, Anuvia offers early intervention programs. Designed for youth involved with...
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SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix, AZ Affiliate’s Women's Outpatient Program

SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix, AZ Affiliate’s Women's Outpatient Program
“Supporting women in building a healthy life for themselves and their children” is a motto of NCADD Phoenix and to do that, the Affiliate provides a variety of programs aimed at helping women. The Affiliate’s programs focus on providing the tools and resources needed to help women become financially self-sufficient and to believe in their potential to remain drug and alcohol free and live a quality life. Women who abuse alcohol and other drugs have unique issues. NCADD Phoenix offers an Outpatient Program that recognizes that recovery for women requires development of life skills, resolution of life issues, goals, values, self-image, independence and empowerment. The program was developed on a time frame of at least 1 year. This allows the women to master skills vital for their recovery, strengthen a support system, increase their ability to financially provide for themselves and their children, practice parenting skills with continued monitoring, increase self-esteem...
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SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA Affiliate’s “Parent Toolkit”

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA Affiliate’s “Parent Toolkit”
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence—Orange County in Lake Forest, CA has, among its major goals, to provide information, education, prevention, and referral in eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems in its community. Studies have shown that teens who consistently learn about the risks of alcohol, marijuana and drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use those substances. To help carry out this goal, the Council has developed a “Parent Toolkit” which is a resource guide to help raise kids free of alcohol/other drug use. It includes a variety of items drawn from several sources. One section is a list of Skill Sets that children need to guard against addiction which includes: • Coping Skills• Social Skills• Life Skills• Emotional Regulation Skills• Critical Thinking Skills• Distress Tolerance Skills Another is a chart of The Resiliency Wheel with elements for Building Resiliency in the Environment and others...
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