Keeping Youth Off Drugs and Alcohol
What: This prevention program uses small group activities to help young people to recognize and resist media influences and peer pressures to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
Who: Young people from the age of six to fifteen and their parents who regularly participate in the Boys and Girls Club in the following counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Anderson, Scott, and Fentress.
Goal: To prevent or delay the onset of alcohol and other drug use by young people.
Services: The following strategies are used to try to accomplish this goal:
- Increasing participants’ knowledge about the harmful consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
- Helping parents to better communicate with their children about the harmful consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
- Teaching young people better social skills in the following six target areas:
- How to improve communication
- How to problem solve
- How to set better goals
- How to choose positive adult role models
- How to use free time in a positive way
- How to choose positive friendships
Requirements: This service is offered in the following counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, Anderson, Scott, and Fentress.
CLICK HERE to view the Prevention Services Provider Directory to locate the Boys & Girls Club locations, contact information and to learn more.