I Am Strong
Helping Teens Live Healthy and Drug Free
Love, Cassidy partners with school districts and organizations in our communities to offer a nine-week, skills-based, interactive curriculum for high school students struggling with anxiety, substance use, depression, and other stressful life issues. While exploring a career path for their future.
We help each student find their potential by unlocking their inner strengths using the Gallup Strength Finders Assessment. It gives their top 5 strengths, showing them how unique they each are. How strong they can become by deep diving into their talents, skills and inner qualities that come naturally to themselves.
Through exploring a career path, students can visualize and get excited about their life after high school, build confidence and make more positive, informed decisions about the next step in their life. The I Am Strong program is an interactive curriculum for high school students that teaches a formula to determine a career path, addresses practical tools to cope with teen life stressors and an introduction to the arts ~ music, art and theater.
This program helps boost students’ confidence and excitement about their future. The 9-week curriculum is designed to help students identify personal stressors and triggers, then provide them with tools to reduce destructive behaviors, like substance abuse. By developing coping skills, communication skills, and stress reduction techniques, students can better manage their triggers, which enables them to make more positive decisions. Each 45-minute class consists of a mix of curriculum, videos, and other interactive activities to keep the adolescents engaged, while still focusing on learning.
The Parent Connection
Parents often feel uninformed and alone in the fight against the teen drug abuse epidemic and the stressors that kids are up against every day. The Parent Connection helps parents support their children by providing valuable educational resources, as well as connecting families with trusted community mental health professionals, organizations and businesses. Joining parents together in group conversations.
We present a different topic every month related to the stressors of teen life, drug abuse, and how parents can help safely navigate their children through the adolescent years. Topics include drugs and alcohol, bullying, suicide, mental health issues, eating disorders and many others.
We realize that parents are busy ~ with life and their children. Making a commitment to attend evening meetings, though valuable, they are not always able. We have found that by bringing the meeting to them, we can reach more parents and connect them with important resources/information they so desperately need.
The Parent Connection is live on our Love, Cassidy Facebook page. The fourth Monday of every month starts at 7PM, (Central Standard Time) running for 30 minutes with a Q & A the last 10 minutes of the discussion. We look forward to seeing you!