PRIDES program provides youth sessions typically in a school setting for youth of all ages. Group sessions focus on teaching youth social, drug resistance, and personal self-management skills. PRIDES program also provides prevention presentations available to the community to increase parent and youth knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
- Youth enrolled in the program participate in groups twice a week for 45 mins for a total of 8 weeks utilizing curriculum that focuses on building life skills
- Staff also host fun and engaging activities for the participants to enjoy in a safe, drug-free environment
- Share information with the community to change attitudes on substance use and mental health disorders
- Refer participants to additional education or intensive services
Priscilla Cortez, BA, CPS
A Youth Prevention Universal Program