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  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT): offered to target substance abuse in adolescents. The program is ran by two Probation Officers that have been trained as CBT facilitators and are supervised by a licensed therapist. It is a 12-13 week program which requires the minor to meet with the facilitator once a week. The program is free and the minor does not need to be on Probation in order to participate. Referrals are made by the Probation Officer at the high school.
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT): offered to help parents, children and the entire family system to communicate in a positive, healthy manner. The facilitator meets with the family once a week. The program is free and the minor does not need to be on Probation in order to participate. The referrals are made by the Probation Officer at the school.
  • Thinking for Change: A CBT focused group, which emphasizes the thinking process that occurs before the action. In other words, if we teach ourselves to control our thinking; in turn, we can control our actions/behavior. This group is facilitated on-site at the high schools, and facilitated by the Probation Officers at the respective high schools.
  • Truancy: There is a designated Probation Officer for the school district. The assigned Probation Officers at Gray Avenue, RVHS and YCHS also help deal with the various other issues that arise due to truancy/attrition. This is a collaborative effort with school counselors, administration, and Probation.
  • Along with the services listed above, Probation intervenes on a daily basis with students as needed. This could include home visits, conferences and one on one support.