Building Skills

 Building Skills is a 12 lesson curriculum designed to help children avoid or reduce high-risk behaviors, including substance abuse, by improving their inter/intrapersonal skills, one hour a week for 12 weeks.


Children are enouraged 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


Life Skills Training

 Life Skills Training (LST) is a school based program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use 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.


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.


In the weekly sessions 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.


Strengthening Families

  The Strengthening Families Program is a family oriented curriculum designed to help parents and children learn to better communicate with each other, improve family cohesiveness, and reduce conflicts.                      

  Participants are encouraged to attend as a family. The program consists of 11 sessions which include discussions, videos, and exercises to develop various skills. 

In the weekly sessions families will discuss: 

  • Effective communication. 

  • Ways to reduce stress.

  • How to set limits and boundaries without a struggle. 

  • Stress & anger management skills.

  • How to encourage positive behavior and reduce negative ones.

  • Monitoring children's activities and helping them stay away from trouble. 

  • How to create fun activities for the entire families, pass on traditions and share values with kids. 

  • Ways alcohol and drugs affect  the teenage brain. 


Early Intervention

  Early Intervention is a structured program that targets youth, ages 12 to 19, who demonstrate the early stages of alcohol or drug problems (i.e. possession or use), 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. 


Prevention Counseling

  Prevention Counseling is a short-term, problem solving focused intervention with the goal of reducing the risk factors that are associated with substance abuse and other addictions while increasing protective factors.


  This program, geared towards youth ages 5 to 20, includes weekly individual sessions with additional sessions with parents. 



  WQPS provides educational workshops for school personnel on topics related to prevention of substance use with the aim of increasing awareness among school staff of factors and risks that influence students' resilience, problem solving skills, stress management, and ability to withstand negative influences. 

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


 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.




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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