program methodology

Curriculum

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Program.

 

  • Evidence-based, trauma-responsive practices

 

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Love and Logic

  • Neuroscience-based psychoeducation

  • Harm-reduction perspectives

teen

groups

Activities designed to activate natural brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and GABA as an alternative to substance use.

 

  • Emotional regulation

  • Distress tolerance skill building

  • Neuroscience

  • Mindfulness training

parent

groups

Comfortable and confidential support group setting so parents can collaborate with their children and counselors.

 

  • Essential didactic teaching

  • Focus on communication skills

  • Engaging conflict resolution

  • Attachment education, basic neuroscience of substance use, all within a confidential setting of a support group.

 

ABOUT US >

Alternatives for Youth (AFY) is a non-profit agency that has been serving at-risk youth and their families for nearly 40 years in Colorado. Our programs offer early intervention programs for youth 10-20 years of age who are facing drug and alcohol challenges. This includes partnering with school and court diversion programs. Our programs have served nearly 40,000 clients since inception.

Phone

(720) 893-1547‬

Address

11172 Huron Street, Ste 22

Northglenn CO, 80234

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