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PREVENTION & 
INTERVENTION

CYM offers programs to prevent, intervene, and educate youth on substance abuse, sexual health, and restorative justice.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Our substance abuse program is ten weeks and utilizes the Stanford tool kit curriculum on vaping and marijuana. Students are referred to us by school site administrators. 

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COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION

We provide sexual health education for 5th-8th grade. Positive Prevention Plus is the curriculum taught by CYM staff and is in compliance with the CA Health Youth Act. Curriculum is modified for a younger audience and we provide both male and female educators. 

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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

CYM is a partner in a community based pre-arrest restorative justice initiative that holds remorseful offenders accountable by providing them an opportunity to make things right with those they’ve harmed. The  Victim Offender Reconciliation model utilizes paid and volunteer facilitators who bring affected parties to the table to find agreements through mediation. 

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YOUTH BEHAVIORAL AWARENESS

CYM counselors and staff teach the Four Pillars of behavioral health for the program at nine school sites by providing engaging content and activities (e.g., group discussion, assemblies, and interactive events) to increase behavioral health awareness amongst students.

A few examples of the interactive events include: 
• Cooking and nutritional classes 
• Parent-child paint night with relationship-building dialogue and tasks 
• College site visits (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions)