JFS’s Prevention Education Programs engage small groups of youth (ages 12-25) in discussions, activities, and projects that address risky or destructive behaviors in empathetic, authentic, and non-judgmental ways.Learn More About Our Programs
Prevention curricula is taught simultaneously with a video production project.
The program wraps with the creation of a Public Service Announcement that allows youth to promote positive messages to their peers.
PSAs are aired in local movie theaters or uploaded to social media, multiplying the impact of their message.Program Details
This workshop has shown me how I can stay happy without hiding the sadness. I’ve learned that I can go to a friend, parent, counselor, or anybody so I can feel better.
Our Prevention Specialist employs person-centered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to change participants’ attitudes and behaviors regarding substance abuse, sexual assault, and violence.
The program helps youth understand how their choices have impacted their lives and determine what actions they can take to better their future.
After creating the PSA’s…two youths have enrolled in employment services to create increased job opportunities for themselves and one has reenrolled back in college.
After successful completion of the Prevention Education workshops, youth participants will…
The program’s course outline is guided by Safe Date Curriculum and Storytelling for Empowerment Curriculum; both evidence-based programs approved by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The program is interactive and can be modified to suit students’ involvement and motivation.