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Substance Abuse Prevention/Life Skills

The Life Skills Prevention Program is a 15 week group prevention program for at-risk children ages 6-13 years (from elementary to middle school).  At risk factors that generate referrals to the program include:  poor school attendance, low academic performance, low income, recent imigration, children of inmates and other pyscho-social impacting child development.  Children that experience this condition tend to be at greater risk substance abuse, violence and delinquency, pregnancy, and school drop-out after leaving middle school and entering senior high school.  The target recipients (group) of the prevention program are pre-dominately Latino, African American, and hiatian children, and early teens.


South Florida Beahvioral Health Network

Irene Alvarez, LCSW                                        305-274-3172, extension 4058


“Sponsored by ICFH, Inc., South Florida Behavioral Health Network, and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families”