Youth Enrichment Programming
The Youth Enrichment Program focuses on teaching young men the path towards manhood, personal development, and community service. We develop self-confidence; teach skills on how to interact with authority figures such as parents, school officials, and the police; improve decision-making and communication skills; and increase youth awareness about substance use disorders.
Fathers’ UpLift utilizes the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) to serve youth ages 12 – 24. A-CRA is a federally approved evidence-based intervention developed to include a support structure for adolescents experiencing alcohol and drug abuse. The A-CRA model pulls on family, friends, and community members to provide age-appropriate communication skills and strategies to address substance use.
Based on the initial assessment and identified needs, Fathers’ UpLift’s clinicians apply the A-CRA procedures to address issues that arise in the lives of our youth and families. This model includes ongoing involvement with the parent and child at every phase of treatment while connecting the adolescent to the appropriate resources within the community.