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Secondary Youth Classes

Family and Youth Initiatives offers two evidence based classes for youth who need extra education and support around substance use and behavior changes. Youth can be referred to classes from school staff, courts, or DHS.  Classes are designed to be engaging and provide an opportunity for youth to learn from their mistakes and to learn skills to keep them healthy. 

Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)


TND is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program that reduces and prevents teen drinking, smoking, marijuana, and other hard drug use through building interpersonal skills. It consists of a series of 12 lessons designed to prevent or reduce alcohol, tobacco & drug use and other high risk behaviors. The classes are interactive and engaging. The course may include 8 hours of community service.  Learn more about Project “TND”

Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT)


MRT is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the form of group counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments. MRT includes 20 hours of community service. This program allows students to go at their own pace to develop accountability, trustworthiness and goals for their future. Learn more about MRT.

For more information please contact:

Cassie Stauch- 719-530-2582

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