Teen & Youth Counseling
Youth Counseling & Outpatient Treatment
One in five adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder1. That amounts to a significant number of kids in Macomb County classrooms who may benefit from clinical services or educational accommodations. CARE provides resources and interventions within the classroom to foster a responsive learning environment. CARE can support adolescents and their families as they manage mental health or substance use issues. Between age-specific programming or groups and student assistance services, CARE believes in building resiliency within adolescents and restoring their wellbeing through targeted intervention.
Substance use prevention and education
Whether a youth has just experimented with a drug or at risk of developing a substance use disorder, CARE can provide the help needed to address alcohol or substance use issues among teenagers. From educational to outpatient recovery programs to counseling, we can connect schools and communities with the programming they need.
CARE focuses on substance use prevention programs designed for schools and communities. These programs provide education on skill-building, making healthy choices, the importance of resiliency, the impact of drug use on the brain, and the many other physical, legal and emotional consequences of substance use. This could mean individual or family counseling, medical treatment, therapy, group support, or a combination of approaches. Click HERE for more information on these services.
Depression and other mental health issues
About one and five teenagers are facing some sort of mental health issue1 and we can help connect struggling adolescents with the counselor or outpatient treatment they need. CARE offers services for stress management, anxiety, recovery from trauma, group therapy, individual counseling, family therapists, and suicide prevention.
CARE can help teach your teen life skills
CARE helps youth navigate many of the challenges life throws their way with a range of workshops and classes that teach valuable life skills, such as:
- Anger management: Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations (PATTS) is CARE’s six week anger management course for children and teens ages 9-18, divided into age appropriate groups. The course is designed to help increase positive communication skills and improve relationships and confidence. Sessions for parents are also available.
- Teen Intervene: Teen Intervene is a one day class for both youth and parents that provides up to date information about substance abuse, including the potential impacts on the brain and body, the legal risks and consequences, and how it harms family relationships. Portions of the class are held with parents and teens separated and for other segments they are together.
- Teens talking truth: Teens Talking Truth — or T3 — is a group of young people from throughout the county who have committed to staying drug and alcohol free while making a difference in their communities. Teenagers will develop leadership and advocacy skills and encourage one another to stand strong against unhealthy behaviors.
- Bullying: Bullying is a major concern among parents yet many don’t know what they can do about it. There are many steps schools can take so students feel safe from bullying and parents are more informed. CARE provides strategies on how kids can deal with bullies and even safely intervene on behalf of someone else.
If you need help for your teen or child, CARE has many options. Call us at (586) 541-2273.
We will never give up on you. We are here for you when you’re ready.