Prevention and Education
Phoenix House’s prevention and education services highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce self-esteem, and educate teens and adults to make positive choices. We provide these services in a variety of settings and ways, including research-based curricula in public and private schools, presentations at community centers, detention centers, and outreach services at local churches and health fairs. Phoenix House prevention programs give young people and their families the education and skills needed to avoid substance use/abuse and to take control of their lives. Services are offered to students, faculty members, parents, and high-risk youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Phoenix House brings awareness to the community through environmental strategies which include National Drug Take Back Day hosted by the Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA) and Family Day Dinners. We also collaborate with Houston, Austin and Dallas Housing Authority, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and local YMCAs to provide evidence based prevention services.
- Prevention programs provide schools and communities with cutting edge, evidence based curricula for students, parents, and other adults. Our school based program for 3rd-12th grades teach young people positive physical, intellectual, emotional, and social actions.
- Prevention programs foster academic achievement, avoidance of addictive substances, improved social and emotional behaviors, and stronger positive relationships with peers, teachers and parents.
- Our programs creates community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance use and abuse for alcohol (underage drinking), marijuana, tobacco and prescription drugs.
Our evidence-based curriculums include:
Positive Action, Botvin Lifeskills, Project Towards No Drugs, and Strengthening Families.
Our evidence based curriculums provide:
Life skills, lessons, and trainings, promotion of self-concept, physical and intellectual well-being, self-management, peer relationship development, honesty and self-improvement, and education on tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Our prevention programs targets:
Universal Prevention, YPU- Universal prevention strategies take the broadest approach and are designed to reach entire groups or populations. Universal prevention strategies may target schools, workplaces, or whole communities. This prevention offers services that promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for youth, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making healthy choices. (Services offered in Houston & Austin)
Selective Prevention, YPS- Selective prevention strategies target subgroups known to be at higher risk for substance use and misuse than the general population.
Selective prevention offers services that promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for individuals, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making healthy choices. Services will address the State’s four prevention priorities: underage alcohol use, tobacco and nicotine products, marijuana and other cannabinoids use, and prescription drug misuse. (Services offered in Houston, Austin & Dallas)
Indicated Prevention, YPI- Indicated prevention strategies target populations that have been identified with substance abuse/misuse issues and/or behavioral problems. Indicated services are designed to prevent or interrupt the onset of progression of substance use for youth and young adults who are exhibiting early signs of substance use and other related problems behaviors associated with substance use. (Services offered in Houston)
Community Coalition Partnership, CCP- Community Coalition Partnership targets adolescents and young adults in colleges, universities and the general population for the education of the State’s four prevention priorities: underage alcohol use, tobacco and nicotine products, marijuana and other cannabinoids, and prescription drug misuse. The purpose of the CCP is to mobilize the community to implement evidence-based environmental strategies with a primary focus to change policies and influence social norms related to substance use and misuse. (Services offered in Houston)