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40 years
Celebrating 40 years!

High School Programs


Prevention and Intervention Services

Small Group Support  •  Individual Counseling  •  Consultation Services for Families

Our High School Prevention/Intervention Program is celebrating its 40th year!  Prevention/Intervention services are proactive in supporting resiliency in adolescents.  All students have access to our services including  leadership training, adolescent challenges and life transitions.  Challenges range from difficulties faced by adolescents because of family circumstances and also living in an urban society.

Prevention/Intervention programs are based upon small group and individual support for those students who identify concerns themselves or are referred for assistance by teachers, parents, or peers, or the Student Assistance Team.

Specialists provide a safe environment that encourages adolescents to address life experiences and challenges which may include alcohol, drugs, tobacco and gambling issues. Prevention/Intervention also provide consultation services for families, school administration, faculty and staff as well as outreach to the community. They coordinate and monitor leadership activities (i.e. Student Against Destructive Decisions, Cultural Diversity and Shalom, Inc. Youth Advisory Board). They also serve as ad hoc members on the schools' Student Assistance Programs and coordinate SAP Assessment and Consultation services for adolescents and their families.

Leadership Activities for High School Students -- click links below to learn more:

- SADD: Students Against Destructive Decisions

- Youth Advisory Board


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SADD: Students Against Destructive Decisions

SADD's mission: To provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.

Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.

Shalom specialists facilitate the SADD program in selected high schools.   Their activities include arranging programs for students before proms, implementing Prom Promise Programs, supporting students in making videos, T-shirts, school presentations on making decisions that are consistent with healthy choices in their lives.

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Youth Advisory Board

The Youth Advisory Board is an empowering program for high school students learning to make positive life choices.

These students meet monthly as a group to identify issues in their neighborhoods and schools that they would like to influence in a positive way.  They also receive leadership training.  In individual schools they involve themselves in educating their fellow students by health fairs, poster contests, developing video announcements for the school TV, developing video materials on healthy decisions regarding safe driving behaviors and various other projects.

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