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