Our Prevention programs provide the following services:

The Community Youth Development Program (CYDP) provides evidence-based alcohol and drug prevention, pregnancy prevention and violence prevention programs.  The program offers school and community mental health preventive, early intervention and treatment services as well as psychosocial and emotional development services for children, youth and families.

  • Life Skills Development: Assist individuals in developing or improving critical life skills such as decision making, coping with stress, values awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, resistance skills and self-esteem
  • Youth Leadership Development: Designed to reinforce leadership capabilities.  Youth activities include service learning, peer-led education, peer mediation and advocacy efforts
  • Family Education and Support: Workshops target parents and family members.  Workshops include early childhood development, parent skills, parent/child communication and healthy families
  • Community Education and Training: Presentations are offered to community members, school personnel, faith-based organizations, coalitions, neighborhood associations, businesses, health and behavioral health professionals.  Trainings offered include: Olweus Bully Prevention, Second Step Violence Prevention and Families and Schools Together (FAST)
  • Community Development: Activities are directed toward the development of an ongoing grassroots movement to deal effectively with behavioral health issues within the community.  Activities include developing partnerships, resource networking, developing neighborhood coalition, training and technical assistance for coalitions
  • Public Information and Social Marketing: Promotes awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues through campaign messages, health fairs, information seminars, electronic and print media and the dissemination of promotional material
  • Psycho-Educational Groups: Groups offered for children and youth include, but are not limited to, anger management, grief support, self-esteem, impulse control and support for children of incarcerated parents
  • Referrals: Coordination of referrals and the assessment of youth and families from prevention services to outpatient counseling


Community Youth Development
4420 S. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
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