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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
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At Caron SAP, we value youth-serving professionals and the vital role that they play in young people’s well-being. To support their efforts, we offer customized training programs in the most current drug and alcohol prevention and wellness methodologies. Our trainings teach professionals to combat youth addiction and help students reach their full potential with practical, evidence-based techniques. Call 800-678-2332 ext. 6117 or use the links below to learn more.

SAP K-12 Training

Caron’s Student Assistance Programming (SAP) is a systematic process that teaches school personnel effective, professional techniques for removing barriers to learning and connecting at-risk students and their parents to services and resources within the community. SAP is run by a team of people—faculty or staff chosen by each school—which receives up-to-date training in four core competencies:

  • Foundations of student assistance programming
  • The student assistance team and process
  • Working collaboratively to engage families/community partners in the SAP process
  • Child and adolescent behavioral health issues

Caron is certified through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide K-12 Student Assistance Program Training. Caron is able to provide this training model outside of Pennsylvania and will adapt the program to meet the needs of any school setting.

If you are interested in attending a training session or you would like to schedule a training specifically for your school, please contact the Student Assistance Office at 610-743-6117.

Click here to view upcoming SAP trainings.

SAP Team Maintenance

SAP Team Maintenances are periodic events designed to help SAP team members nurture cooperation and respectful working relationships. Workshops teach SAP team members to maximize their collective ability to help at-risk students overcome obstacles and get connected to the resources they need in order to thrive. The goals of training are to:

  • Help teams understand internal dynamics
  • Identify specific behaviors that currently enhance and hinder team effectiveness
  • Learn and practice specific skills that could enhance your team’s effectiveness in the immediate future
  • Create a plan of action and set goals

Workshops are open to established, in-school SAP teams. Contact us to learn more or register.

Group Facilitation

This training is designed for school and agency personnel who wish to facilitate in-school, psycho-educational support groups. After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the rationale for facilitating school-based groups
  • Become familiar with the skills needed to lead school-based groups
  • Become familiar with the common complications of childhood development
  • Learn basic information about group process as it applies to school-based groups
  • Discuss common problems with school-based groups
  • Become familiar with the elements needed to structure a school-based group
  • Develop an outline and plan for a school-based group

Group Facilitation is available to school and community professionals. Contact us to learn more or register.

LifeSkills® Training

LifeSkills® Training is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce youth substance abuse and violence. LifeSkills® helps children and teens cope with major social and psychological factors that could lead to substance use and other risky behaviors.

The LifeSkills® Training program is a one to two day workshop that equips participants to implement the program in their own schools or organizations. During training, participants have opportunities to practice teaching strategies using lessons from the curriculum.

Elementary, Middle and High School curriculum trainings are available. Training can be arranged at your school or agency given adequate participation.

Contact us to learn more or register.

Project CONNECT Facilitator Training

Training provides prospective Project CONNECT® program facilitators with the skills and confidence they need to implement this adolescent nicotine cessation and reduction program. Over the course of a one to two day workshop, participants learn:

  • Project CONNECT® curriculum basics
  • Skills for successfully conducting individual program sessions
  • Information on new nicotine use trends
  • Practical implementation issues and how to overcome them

Project CONNECT® Facilitator Training workshops can be held on-site at schools or agencies. Participants may also attend training workshops at Caron Treatment Centers throughout the year.

Click here to view an infographic about Project CONNECT® program outcomes.

Register here or contact us for more information.

Teen Intervene Implementation Training

Teen Intervene is a substance abuse prevention program that helps youth identify the reasons they have chosen to use alcohol or other drugs, examine the effects of substance abuse in their lives, and learn to make healthier choices. Program methodology includes stages of change theory, motivational interviewing techniques, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teen Intervene Implementation Training prepares professionals to conduct the program and teaches them how to:

  • Understand the role of intervention in the treatment continuum for adolescents suspected of drug abuse
  • Conduct brief interventions for drug-abusing adolescents
  • Motivate youth to change their behaviors, while taking development into account
  • Identify how stages of change theory can be implemented into a treatment regimen

Teen Intervene Implementation Training is open to substance abuse counselors, case managers, psychologists, vocational counselors, teachers, social workers, family therapists, and faith-based program counselors.

For more information, please contact us or register here.