YOUTH PREVENTION PA SELECTIVE

YPS program provides selective prevention services for youth that preclude the onset of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) and fosters the development of social and physical environments that promote health and drug-free lifestyles. Activities target subgroups of the general population that are determined to be at risk for substance abuse.

SERVICES PROVIDED

YPS program provides evidence-based curriculum prevention education to elementary, middle and high school students; Disseminate information to provide awareness and knowledge of ATOD use, abuse, addictions, and/or HIV infection; Alcohol and other drug presentations for youth and adults; Alternative activities and tobacco alternative activities designed to encourage and foster bonding with peers, family and community; Problem identification and referral to ensure the participant and/or family member is provided with information and resources to access support services; Community-based process activities; and Environmental and social policy activities.

CURRICULUM

Positive Action

TARGET POPULATION

Primary population is youth ages 6-18 (1st – 12th grades) who are at high risk for substance use. Secondary population includes the parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of the youth population.

PROGRAM SERVICE AREA COUNTIES

Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LOCATIONS

Headquarters:

5510 N. Cage Blvd., Suite C

Pharr, TX 78577

(956) 787-7111

Satellite Sites: 1617 E. Tyler, Suite D

Harlingen, TX

(Telephone # pending)

CONTACT

Carmen V. Villegas, CPS

YPS Coordinator

(956) 787-7111 ext. 245

cgarza@rgvcouncil.org

FUNDING

DSHS Funded Grant