Hope House is a six-bed emergency shelter for youth ages 14 – 19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Southwest Twin Cities metro area. Hope House turns young people’s lives around by nurturing self-sufficiency and independence, with a goal of family reconciliation and reunification.
Hope House also hosts weekly peer support groups for youth with questions about gender identity, sexuality, and sexual orientation.
Staff can provide information on alcohol and chemical dependency, diagnostic assessment and evaluation, treatment referral services, and individual or family counseling on chemical use and abuse.
Day treatment services for adolescents experiencing mental health issues are offered through the Anicca Program. This program for students in grades 7-12 is designed to address a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Mood Disorder.
Services provided by the program include individual therapy, group therapy, emotional and social skills training, family therapy, mindfulness, meditation and yoga training, parent support and education group, consultation with school personnel, and academic instruction with highly qualified licensed teachers. The Anicca Program is not a dual diagnosis program; all chemical dependency issues must be addressed, or have been previously addressed, by outside services. Clients can be living at home or in out-of-home placement. Transportation to the program site located at 7808 Kerber Blvd. in Chanhassen is provided by the student’s home school district. Call Intake at 952-442-4437 for more information.
Carver County Social Services—Annica Program
7808 Kerber Boulevard, Suite 215, Chanhassen, MN 55317
2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317
P.O. Box 1031, Chanhassen, MN 55317
The vision of TreeHouse is to reach every at-risk teen so they are loved, feel hope and realize life transformation. To accomplish this vision they seek to fulfill their mission to bring living hope to hurting youth and families leading to life transformation.
TreeHouse works because their programs are specifically designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of teens. From individual time with a staff member to small group time to large group activities, teens find a place they belong.
Tree House, Chaska
Serves Eastern Carver County
3740 Chestnut St. N (Hwy 41)
Chaska, MN 55318
For directions, use:
3740 Hazeltine Blvd
Chaska, MN 55318
Since 1983, Mn Adult & Teen Challenge has been restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
In addition to our effective and affordable residential Licensed Treatment, faith-based Long-Term Recovery and convenient outpatient program, we have extensive prevention and transitional/aftercare services.
Know the Truth is a substance use prevention program that was established in 2006. Over the past 11 years, we have led over 10,000 presentations and have connected with over 300,000 students in 160+ high schools and middle schools. We share stories of our personal struggles with addiction and present students with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Through interactive learning methods, we reinforce school curriculum and increase student awareness of the physical, emotional, and intellectual dangers of drugs and alcohol.
KTT is funded by public grants and private donations; KTT offers educational sessions to middle and high schools completely free of charge.
Our program utilizes evidence-based principles through risk assessments before each presentation, providing education on the effects of substance use, and survey evaluations. We use a peer-to-peer approach, with presenters close in age to the students to share information about substance abuse and life-skills; in addition, we highlight resources for when help is needed. We are relatable to students and successful in strengthening negative attitudes towards drugs and alcohol.
MN Adult & Teen Challenge
Long-Term Recovery & Outpatient Programs
Address: 740 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 am – 4:40 pm
Please call: 612-500-4211
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know the Power of Parents
MADD’s Power of Parents program empowers parents of middle school and high school students to have ongoing, intentional conversations about the dangers and consequences of underage drinking.
Prevention Plus Wellness
Evidence-based programs and training that connect substance abuse prevention with wellness and positive image promotion for youth and adults.
Prevent Youth Alcohol Use: Talk About It
Seven out of 10 parents of 10 to 15 year olds say they are “very comfortable” talking with their kids about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. However, only 38 percent of youth in the same families say they are “very comfortable” talking with their parents about these issues.
Substance Abuse in Minnesota website
Data by Topic—allows users to run a customized search.
“Talk. They Hear You.” (A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Campaign)
“Talk. They Hear You.” Mobile App (Available on the App Store and Google Play)
QuitSmokingCommunity.org Get a strategy in mind for kicking the habit.
Stay Healthy—American Cancer Society You can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It’s also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.
Key Youth Marijuana Use Risks
- Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the US and world. Use of marijuana by American youth has surpassed the use of tobacco, and is on track to overcome the use of alcohol in the next few years.
- The main concern with cannabis legalization should be with how it will negatively affect children, adolescents and young adults.
- One troubling piece of evidence comes from the national Monitoring the Future study, which shows that perceived harm from using marijuana is decreasing among US youth. Less perceived risk is negatively associated with use—meaning the more youth believe that marijuana is harmless, the more likely they are willing to use it.
- In addition, legalization of recreational marijuana use for adults increases access to cannabis products by underage youth and children by illegal or accidental means.
Teacher & Coach Resources
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