Educate at-risk groups about sensitive issues they face
Prevention Education Programs help change attitudes & lives of young adults
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.
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.
— P.S. duPont Student
Professionally led programs help youth understand their options
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.
— Shanika Sanchez, West End Neighborhood House’s Healing Hearts
Program Details & Objectives
Workshop Details / Logistics
Two week program presented in one hour blocks.
Appropriate for ages 12-25
Group size is capped at 10 students
Content can be modified for age, emotional maturity, and motivation of the group
Workshops are presented at no cost to the host
Funded by the Delaware Department of Health and Human Services and Center for Disease Control
After successful completion of the Prevention Education workshops, youth participants will…
Increase their knowledge of topic such as dating, sexual violence, or substance abuse
Improve their resiliency against those behaviors and increase their ability to identify and reduce risk factors in the individual, family, school, peer group, neighborhood/community and society/media
Develop the communication and technological skills to share pro-social messages with their peer group in an appropriate and accessible video medium
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.