Is your child struggling in school? Is your teen having a hard time coping with day-to-day tasks? Have your children’s friends abruptly changed?
Did you know that substance abuse can lead to various mental health disorders and vice versa? Teenage substance abuse is a growing problem. Oftentimes, teenagers abuse drugs to cope with distressing mental and emotional conditions.
Our outpatient program is intended to prevent or reduce substance abuse disorders (i.e., misuse of prescription medication, underage drinking, or illegal drug use amongst teenagers). GPD provides the foundation and necessary tools to prevent and reduce the usage.
Our workshops allows our youth/parents to participate in various activities that GPD offers while learning valuable life lessons along the way. Part of our program is designed as a preventative measure for at risk youth. Our program offers youth a different experience than ordinary at risk- youth programs that result in high recidivism.
To help our youth enhance their quality of life and reduce/sustain recovery from substance use. We utilize a person-centered approach through our various therapeutic modalities (i.e., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing). Our program components consist of, but not limited to anger management, coping skills, knowing your triggers, and developing a positive support system.
GPD’s Drug Educational/Early Intervention Workshop is a 2-day instructional program designed for first time drug users. This direct and interactive, instructional, program is offered to educate and develop youth on decision-making skills. This workshop is intended to prevent and reduce substance abuse use. This workshop provides youth with the education and tools to help resist risky behaviors. First-time violators/offenders of drug and alcohol use would be appropriate for this program.
GPD’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a specialized support recovery program designed to treat substance abuse. Our intensive level of care program parallels with the 12-step concept. We focus on relapse prevention, education, stress management, coping and life skills. Our 12 weeks program meets 4 days a week. Youth are required to participate in 3 groups (3-hour sessions, per group) and 1 individual session (1 hour). Our program offers some of the same services that an inpatient program offers.
Our Supportive Outpatient Programs (SOP) is geared toward youths who may not qualify or who have graduated from intensive outpatient services. These youths have started the addiction and recovery process. This program is 10 weeks and meets 2 days weekly. Youth are required to participate in one group (3-hour sessions) and one individual session (1 hour). SOP focuses on relapse prevention, life skills, and re-integration to normal life.
Parents are a critical part to a youth’s continued recovery and sobriety. Parents also play an active role in the prevention of substance abuse, amongst youth. Youth are less likely to do drugs when their parents are involved at an early age. Establishing clear rules and consequences are critical components to parenting. Communication with your youth is also an effective tool in parenting.
In the prevention of substance abuse, active involvement and support are critical components to parenting. When rules are established, youth are less likely to abuse drugs when closely monitored. Our Parent Education program focuses on enhancing parental awareness. This workshop provides support and parenting skills to help parents better engage their children and to recognize triggers/ negative behaviors.
· Conflict Resolution: Shape/construct skills/methods in anger management, and problem-solving strategies to resolve conflict.
· Parenting Trouble Children/Teens: Improving Communication Skills, Understanding Emotions, Effective Discipline, Building Relationships & Much More.
· Teen Parenting: Parenthood, Early Childhood Intervention, Special Needs, Abuse/Neglect, At-Risk Behaviors/Risk Factors, Barriers, Continuing Education, Support/Resource Services, Co-Sleeping, Support Group and Much More.
Youth learn techniques through reinforcement to improve positive behavior and acquiring skills to stop/end maladaptive behaviors. They are taught how to recognize bullying behavior and establish skills in empathy-building, the likeness and mindfulness. This class also focuses on conflict resolution, shaping/constructing skills/methods in anger management, and problem-solving strategies to resolve conflict.
Our anger management class teaches youth to learn and identify effective skills such as acquiring new learning preferences, building self-confidence and resilience. We also teach youth new skills to better communicate.
This class also educates youth on the anatomy of what constitutes as a criminal offense, and age of when a youth can be criminally charged.
BAD BEHAVIORS ARE NOT INNATE THEY ARE CONDITIONS.
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