Creating Lasting Family Connections delivers substance abuse education in Austin, along with activities between children and parents in order to prevent or interrupt the use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.
The program is designed for teens age 11-17 and can include young adults age 18-21 if they are currently enrolled in the public school system. Behaviors addressed include but are not limited to academic failure, truancy, family conflict, school disciplinary problems, gang involvement, experimentation with drugs or alcohol, and involvement with the juvenile justice system.
Our evidence-based curriculum addresses these risk factors and works to build protective factors in youth and family. One of the most effective protective factors a youth can have is a strong bond with their family. We focus on educating both youth and parents on these issues, effective communication, and making healthy lifestyles choices.
Classes for parents are available in both Spanish and English and all program facilitators are bilingual.
Visit the Referrals page for information on how to recommend someone for involvement in this program.
CLFC was developed by the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances. The curriculum is approved by SAMHSA and is classified in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.