Youth Drug and Substance Use Prevention

Research shows that at-risk youth who participate in prevention programs ultimately make better choices about drugs and alcohol. Volunteers of America Texas works with children of clients in our treatment programs. We also work with at-risk youth through school-based curricula, to educate them about the dangers of substance abuse, improve their communications with parents and empower them to make positive choices when faced with pressure from peers.

  • Educate about the dangers of substance abuse
  • Improve communications with parents
  • Empower youth to make positive choices when faced with peer pressure

VOA Texas is part of a national organization that provides substance abuse prevention education and alternative activities for youth and adults throughout Tarrant County and surrounding areas. Families can gain support with two programs, the Positive Action (PA) program and the Strengthening Families Program (SFP).

Positive Action Program
With a curriculum developed for students Kindergarten through 12th grade, more than 10,000 schools and sites have used PA in all 50 states. Read more.

Strengthening Families Program
An evidence-based family skills training program developed to significantly improve family relationships by reducing problem behaviors: delinquency, substance and alcohol use, negative peer relationships and poor school performance. Read more.

Wanda Comner, CPS
Prevention Services, Director
2401 Scott Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76103
(817) 529-7309