Substance Abuse Service
Turn Around Project (Out-Patient Service)
Turn around Project (TAP) is an outpatient judicial treatment alternative whose mission is to provide evidence-base interventions for individuals, so they can evolve to their optimal level of achievement. The participants of TAP may be referral by parents, schools and/or judicial system. TAP believe that to stop negative habits and/or behaviors, individuals need internal motivation, professional insight, and viable skills to enact positive change. We know that to deter youth from compulsive behaviors, interventions must utilize an eclectic approach that impacts the mind, body, and spirit. We know that individuals can transform in the cocoon from the worm to a butterfly. Services may be couple with the following:
- Education Promotes Change (EPC)
- Anger Resolution Group (10 weeks)
- Psycho-Educational Group
- Substance Abuse Evaluations
LIFELINE project (Prevention Services)
The LIFELINE project is funded by United Way. Team SOY is implementing this program in partnership with Children’s Harbor. Services are limited to youth between the ages of eighteen (18) to twenty-three (23) whom may be existing out of foster care system. Youth are referred by Child Net.
The LIFELINE project seeks to promote emotional well-being among Caribbean former foster care young adults by providing evidence-based, solution-focused services. The program has been built on a framework of relational, technology, and youth-centered strategies to reduce barriers (cultural stigma, disinterest, and transportation) and successfully engage the target population.
The LIFELINE project seeks to increase resilience, well-being, and positive attitudes about accessing services. In addition, the project intends to increase young adults’ psychological well-being and help them develop and make progress towards future goals.
The LIFELINE project utilize Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) which is recognized by SAMSHA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Solution-Focused Therapy is a strengths-based intervention for clients with mental or substance use disorders that focuses on building solutions to reach desired goals. The model has been utilized with young adults and modified for use with various cultural groups, including African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American populations (NREPP).