Addictions Foundation

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba

AFM SCHOOL BASED PROGRAM

This program addresses the alcohol, drug and gambling information and needs of students in the Manitoba secondary school system. The program provides information and treatment services for youth affected by alcohol/drug or gambling related problems. Individual counseling is available and sometimes group counseling. Using a Student Assistant Program approach, program counselors facilitate early intervention in adolescent problems and collaborate with community professionals and referring agencies to ensure that a wide intervention network meets the needs of chemically dependent and at risk adolescents. Students may be referred to the counselor by their teachers, school administration, parents or other concerned individuals. Students may also request assistance for themselves. Services are provided for those with alcohol, drug or gambling problems, as well as for students who are affected by the addiction of family members. The program facilitates drug and alcohol policy development in schools and trains teachers and guidance counselors in the identification of alcohol, drug and gambling problems.

AFM'S PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS

This program is made up of four sessions where parents/guardians learn about the signs, symptoms, and consequences of adolescent drug use. AFM offers support and education for parents in a safe environment where questions and concerns can be dealt with openly. These sessions are for those parents and guardians who are experiencing problems with a child's drug use, or who wish to become better equipped at preventing a child from becoming involved with drugs. A safe environment offering support and education for parents/guardians concerned with adolescent chemical involvement.

Janey Watkinson

Youth Counsellor
AFM School Based Programs
Phone 677-6214 @ RDPC or 677-7310 @ AFM

AFM NORTHERN REGION
90 PRINCETON DRIVE
THOMPSON MB R8N 0L3
PHONE 677-7300 OR FAX 677-7328
1-866-291-7774
www.afm.mb.ca

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