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  • Today’s Choices

    Today’s Choices is an evidence-based clinical and educational program to helpyouth understand the importance of the choices they make every day, and how those choices result in opportunities as well as consequences.

    Today’s Choices also helps parents learn about adolescent struggles, how parents’ behavior impacts the choices their children make, how to improve communication with their children, and how to help their children make more effective choices.

  • Youth will learn:
    Important problem-solving skills
    How to identify and respond to their feelings in safe ways
    The importance of positive peer and social relationships
    How to improve communication with their families
    The consequences of their daily choices
    Strategies to better decision-making
    The effects of drugs of abuse on their developing brain and body

  • Parents will learn:
    The causes and effects of risky behaviors
    The effects of drugs of abuse on the developing brain and body
    How to improve family communication
    How to support their child and help them make better decisions

  • Program components:
    Comprehensive risk assessment
    Individual youth sessions
    Group youth sessions
    Parent sessions
    Family sessions
    Psychiatric services
    Toxicology screens

  • Eligibility
    Youth ages 13 to 18.

    Program Requirements
    Youth must attend all scheduled weekly appointments. Also, a parent or guardian must attend all weekly family appointments.

    Fees
    Today’s Choices is covered by most commercial and HUSKY medical insurance. Clients are responsible for co-pays and deductibles.

    For more information, or to make an appointment, contact:
    Trudi Hewell, LCSW
    Intake Coordinator
    203-954-0543 x4136 or Thewell@lnvpcrc.org.