OUR SERVICES

 WQPS provides flexible programs for children, teenagers, parents, and educators to learn and understand the negative impact of drugs and alcohol while reinforcing a positive self identity. Programs can operate in a variety of settings including schools, health and community centers. All of our services are completely free of charge

 

Short-term counseling is also provided in-office to clients.

 

 
 

Too Good For Drugs (TGD) is an evidenced based school curriculum for children of various school ages. It is designed to teach children as young as kindergarten about important concepts such as

  • effective communication 

  • creation of healthy friendships

  • identifying safe spaces and behaviors

  • identifying healthy foods

  • mood management 

  • dealing with challenges

The elementary school children learn these concepts through interactive activities, such as games, puzzles, songs, drawing, and coloring. 

KG-2nd Grade 
Too Good For Drugs 
3rd-12th
grade

Life Skills Training

 Life Skills Training (LST) is a school based program that aims to prevent substance misuse by targeting the major social and psychological factors that often provoke substance use, as well as targeting other high-risk behavior.

 

Life Skills Training promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to:

 

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist and overcome social  pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs.

  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and confidence.

  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the real and immediate consequences of substance use and abuse.

  • Provide methods to effectively deal with anxiety and stress.

  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral fitness to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.

5th
grade

Building Skills

 Building Skills is a 12 lessons curriculum designed to help children avoid or reduce high-risk behaviors, including substance abuse, by improving their interpersonal and other skills, one hour a week for 12 weeks.

Children are encouraged to practice their skills in everyday life, especially at home and at school. 

Topics covered include:

  • Self Esteem

  • Goal Setting

  • Decision Making

  • Problem Solving

  • Communication Skills

  • Choosing Friends

  • Stress/Anger Management

  • Conflict Resolution and Assertiveness

  • Substance Refusal Skills

High School 

Too Good for Drugs and Violence-Social Perspective 

Too Good for Drugs and Violence- Social Perspectives, High School (TGDV) is an evidence based curriculum for high school students and addresses topics that are vital for their continuous development and transition into a world of bigger independence.

 

The 3 units course offers students an opportunity to learn skills such as 

  • mood management

  • problem solving

  • relationships (including healthy dating and family bonding)

  • conflict resolution

  • respect for others and self 

  • goal setting 

Additionally, students can study effects various substances have on their bodies and development. 

Parents

Active Parenting 

Active Parenting is an evidenced based curriculum geared towards parents of children ages 4 to 17, providing parents with tools to help decrease stress of parenting, increase  children's and teens' cooperation and help parents raise well-adjusted, resilient individuals and good members of the community. 

During the 6 weeks course parents learn about 

  • how to become an "active parent" i.e. a parent who guides their children by creating safe, rational and easy to navigate structure for children 

  • how to improve communication and increase cooperation

  • how to teach children to be responsible and provide discipline without punishment 

  • how to help children to build courage and self-esteem 

  • how to understand and re-direct misbehavior and to eventually decrease its' occurrences

  • how to help children to succeed academically 

 
Parents

Guiding Good Choices

 Guiding Good Choices is a prevention curriculum geared to parents of children ages 9-14, providing methods to help reduce the risk of drug and alcohol problems and other negative behaviors. Parents meet with  a prevention counselor for a 2 hour session once a week for five weeks.

 

During the 5 weeks course parents will discuss:

 

  • The extent of drug use among teens and how prevent drug use within their own  family.

  • How to develop clear family guidelines and expectations for behavior.

  • How to Say 'No' to Drugs.

  • Controlling and expressing anger constructively and the effective management of family conflict.

  • Strengthening family bonds and creating a parent support network.

 
Counseling

Prevention Counseling

  Prevention Counseling is a short-term, problem solving focused intervention with the goal of helping children, teens and young adults to learn how to deal with adversities and challenges they are facing and develop healthy coping skills.  This program, geared towards youth ages 5 to 22 includes weekly individual sessions with additional sessions with parents. 

 
Counseling

  "Teen Intervene" is a structured program that targets youth, ages 12 to 19, who demonstrate the early stages of substance misuse , but don't use drugs or alcohol frequently enough to start showing signs of substance abuse disorders. 

In a course of 3 to 6 sessions teens will receive a brief intervention with the intention of preventing them from using alcohol or drugs again and to reduce other behavioral risks. 

Early Intervention

 
Professional
Development

Workshops

  WQPS provides educational workshops for school personnel on various topics related to  substance misuse prevention with the aim of increasing awareness of risk and protective factors that influence their students' ability to succeed academically and socially. In addition, WQPS offers workshops for staff on self-care and well-being. 

Interested parties can contact wqpsinfo@gmail.com for more information or join our mailing list for updates.

 
 
 
 
 

SUMMER CAMP AT WESTERN QUEENS 

Our four week long camps offers engaging hands-on activity and life skills classes led by our team of dedicated teaching faculty to help children socialize, and be creative. Our camps are placed in age groups to create optimal learning environments for academic enrichment. For more information call us today!

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37-08 91st Street, Suite  2A

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Monday -Friday

9:00 AM - 6:00PM

Saturday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

(347) 527-4427/
(347) 515-6800
 

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