FACE IT Program

  • FACE_ITFamilies Acting Collaboratively to Educate and Involve Teens

    FACE IT is a program for youth between 12 and 18 years old who may have alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems in their lives. In emphasizing relationship building and communication, a parent or caregiver attends each session along with their daughter or son.

    Participants have the opportunity to recognize the benefits of living alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free; and to participate in a personal assessment of their own attitudes and experiences relating to the possession, use, and/or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Topics covered include Anger Management, Building Healthy Relationships, Communication, Limits and Consequences, Underage Drinking, Marijuana, Over the Counter (OTC) and Prescription Drugs, Handling Stress, and Making Healthy Choices, among others. FACE IT is designed to build awareness of personal and familial wellness, lifestyle choices, and personal gain in a setting that is non-judgmental and safe.

    FACE IT is offered as an Alternative to Suspension, or on the recommendation of a concerned party. FACE IT offers all youth a means of facing and resolving problems related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. In order to successfully complete the program, students and their parent/caregiver participate in a two-hour, one evening per week class for eight weeks. 

    Students attending as an Alternative to Suspension/Reassignment have the chance to reduce Out-of-School Suspension days so that they can maintain their academic progress and/or avoid reassignment to an alternative school program.

    Contact: Ryan Sturm, (727) 588-5119 for more information.