PERSON: Michelle Herrera, M.A., Director of
Drug & Alcohol Prevention Services
OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday 9 AM
– 6 PM, Friday 8 AM – 5 PM
BUS SERVICE:VIA Bus #9 Broadway [Stop ID: 97957]
ELIGIBILITY/FEES: Please call for eligibility criteria. No fees for services.
PROGRAM OFFERED: Reconnecting Youth
– Identifies and recruits high-risk youth in school-based
and community Settings. RY addresses four skill-training
units with goals to help youth increase school performance
(grades, credits, attendance), to help youth decrease
their drug use, and to assist in managing their moods
(i.e. depression, aggression, etc.).
Parenting Wisely- Addresses the needs of parents of
at-risk children & adolescents with goals to enhance
parent communication skills, to increase parental knowledge
and use of appropriate and effective parenting techniques,
and to promote healthy family interactions.
DRUG PROBLEMS ADDRESSED:alcohol,
nicotine, cannabis, narcotics, prescription drugs, cocaine,
hallucinogens, inhalants, poly-drug use, etc.
POPULATIONS SERVED: Reconnecting
Youth- adolescents Parenting Wisely- Adults, Adolescents
SERVICES PROVIDED: Prevention
/ Intervention education, Home & School Visits,
Screening, Advocacy & Referral to community agencies,
Follow-Up, and Community Activities.
TREATMENT STRATEGIES: Group
& Individual Counseling, Family Sessions & Interventions,
and Didactic Education.
STAFF COMPOSITION:100% Masters
or higher degree.
CONSULTANTS EMPLOYED ON A REGULAR BASIS:N/A
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: All services are free of charge
PROGRAM COMPONENTS: 100% Masters
or higher degree, 100% Salaried employees, Program Director
PROGRAM ACCREDITATIONS: Texas
Department of State Health Services, Substance Abuse