PREVENTION & INTERVENTION
Through the prevention intervention program CYM seeks to provide assistance to youth and individuals via counseling, California Sexual Health Education, and Restorative Justice. CYM aims to be a place in which an individual feels safe about discussing and resolving their problems.
Group counseling for students who have been found in possession of marijuana, alcohol, and other substances.
SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Within classroom education, students will develop skills that help them to recognize and increase capacity for engaging in healthy, safe, and right relationships.
Restorative Justice is concerned with repairing the damage caused by crime and reducing the frequency and severity of future offenses by focusing attention on the victim, offender, and community.
CYM provides group counseling for students referred from KCUSD based on findings of marijuana, alcohol, and other substances in their possession, with the following objectives:
Provide brain-based education of marijuana and other substances (i.e., physiological effects of alcohol and marijuana use)
Help students identify and resist pressures to use substances
Correct misperceptions about the prevalence and acceptability of substance use
Understand the consequences of substance abuse
Give students opportunities to express feelings/thoughts about reasoning behind usage
Help students develop future goals and set schedules to obtain goals
CYM counselors will hold (or be in process of obtaining) a Masters in Education with an emphasis in School Counseling as well as a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential for School Counseling. Counselors will also have gone through marijuana and substance abuse training.
COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION
CYM’s Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Program provides more than 5000 students with educational opportunities to develop decision making skills for the purpose of making positive choices with respect to personal, social and educational growth. Within classroom education, students will develop skills that help them to recognize and increase capacity for engaging in healthy, safe, and right relationships.
CYM will provide a campus-based education program that utilizes California State approved curriculum, qualified educators/counselors, and current research. Each component of the program will be evaluated with respect to outcomes and methodologies.
Restorative Justice is a framework for responding to crime. It focuses on the injury or harm resulting from crime, and works to repair the damages done to victims, communities and relationships. The balanced method of Restorative Justice has three stakeholders (victim, offender and community) who receive consideration in every case.
RPBI is all about building relationships, understanding and trust; promoting peace and the importance of community.
Want to work with our prevention & intervention programs?
We are always looking for volunteers and paid staff to make these awesome programs run smoothly.