The SPARK program is designed to help students deal with many of the difficult issues young adults face. The program, through group and individual counseling, classroom presentations, and positive alternatives, is designed to give students the skills necessary to resist drugs and alcohol while emphasis is placed on instilling coping mechanisms.
Services are offered to address a wide range of teen issues and are not limited to drug or alcohol problems. The SPARK program also addresses students who are having:
The students may be "at risk" for alcohol and substance use in the future and could possibly benefit from being in a group or individual counseling session.
Students may be referred to SPARK by counselors, teachers, or any school staff. Participation in SPARK is voluntary and students may withdraw from these services at anytime. Students will usually be seen once a week and are assured confidentiality.
Other SPARK services include classroom presentations covering a wide variety of prevention-related issues, parent workshops, social skills groups, guest speakers and the SPARK Peer Helper Program.
For additional information contact our SPARK Counselor:
Ms. Ramona Richardson at 718.804.7270