Kids Escaping Drugs Face 2 Face Program

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1. Peer to Peer Presentations for Students:

Young people in recovery share their personal stories of addiction to demonstrate the real life dangers and consequences of their decisions to experiment and abuse drugs and alcohol. Presentations are age appropriate for students in grades 6-12, and can be given in a classroom or auditorium setting.

2. Early Intervention Program:

At risk students attend a one time, free session with their parent(s) or guardian(s) on the Renaissance Campus. An informal assessment is completed, and separate conversations take place with young people in recovery and a counselor. Educational materials are provided, and referrals to treatment services are made as necessary. Appropriate for students in grades 6-12.

3. Parent Presentations:

A factual presentation about the ever-changing signs, symptoms, and trends of adolescent substance abuse is provided. Parents who have children who struggled with addiction also share their experiences. They discuss warning signs they either missed, or disregarded at the time their child was using. These presentations are most effective at programs that are well attended events such as mandatory programs, orientations, or open houses. Programs are available for parents of students at any age.

4. Educational Seminars:

Counselors and addiction experts provide programming for education professionals or parents on the current trends, signs, and symptoms in adolescent substance abuse. Treatment and intervention resources are also discussed.

For more information or to schedule a program, please contact:
Jessica Hutchings, LMSW
Face2Face Program Director
Phone: (716) 827-9462

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Phone: (716) 858-8530

Department of Mental Health
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Room 1237
Buffalo, New York 14202