Prevention

Youth Prevention services provide early intervention and prevention programs for the youth of Sedgwick County at schools, preschools, camps, community centers, and treatment facilities free of charge. Participants in each program can be referred by parents, school staff, community center directors, or other appropriate contacts.

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PATHS for Kids

The PATHS for Kids program utilizes an evidence-based curriculum to promote emotional and social learning while reducing aggression and acting out behaviors in elementary aged children. The PATHS curriculum covers five areas including self-control, emotional understanding, self-esteem, peer relations, and interpersonal problem-solving skills.

 

PATHS for Kids groups meet for 10-12 weeks and are available for classroom settings, during lunch or after school.

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Pathways

Pathways is the longest running substance abuse prevention support program in Sedgwick County serving children ages 11 – 18. 

The 8-12 session program focuses on drug education and prevention, self-esteem, peer pressure and anger management. Pathways encourage students to seek healthy alternatives to using drugs.

 

Groups are available for classroom settings, during lunch, or after school.

Girl Empowerment

Girl Empower Program (GEP) is a structured gender specific support group for girls ages 9-18. 

GEP utilizes Girl Circle, a research-based curriculum which  promotes an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.

 

GEP groups which meet for 12-15 sessions focusing on topics including bullying, emotional self-care, shoplifting, healthy relationships, body image, and friendship. GEP groups are held at area schools and community centers at prearranged times.

 

Groups are available for classroom settings, during lunch, or afterschool.

Boys 2 Men

Boys 2 Men (B2M) is a gender specific program targeted to boys between ages of 12-18. B2M utilizes Boys Council, a research-based curriculum that promotes boys' and young men's safe, strong, and healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years.

B2M groups meet for 12-15 sessions focusing on topics including roles and expectations, bullying, put-downs, respect, power, and emotions. B2M groups are held at area schools and community centers at prearranged times.

 

Groups are available for classroom settings, during lunch, or afterschool.