The STEPS Program is 16-week skills-focused approach to addressing at-risk behavior in order to help prevent involvement or future involvement in the juvenile justice system. The program is designed to provide an early intervention to youth when behavioral problems and negative actions emerge that impact school, home, and well-being. Youth are provided an opportunity to learn and/or enhance interpersonal skills through a curriculum-based intervention in a group setting. Group-based learning targets skills in the areas of drug resistance, healthy decision-making, communication, self-management of stress and emotions, and building healthy relationships. An individualized component of the program assists youth with setting personal goals aimed at building resiliency and self-confidence. Serves middle and high school youth.
For more information about the program, please contact Karen Springfield at Karen_Springfield@onslowcountync.gov or Lisa Brown Lisa_Brown@onslowcountync.gov , or call at (910) 455-1202.