Adolescent Services & Parent Education

Prevention, education, & counseling for teens and their parents

Adolescence is a time of change, growth, and experimentation. But sometimes experimentation turns into abuse or dependence upon alcohol, drugs, or other compulsive behaviors. That can tear a family apart. Watching an adolescent struggle with high-risk behavioral problems or co-occurring mental health disorders can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and sometimes hopeless. The Center for Recovering Families understands the problem at its core. Upon that understanding, we've built a wide range of highly-effective services that provide hope and healing for teens, parents, and the whole family.

The Center for Recovering Families' Adolescent Services and Parent Education include:

  • Mindful Choices: Adolescent High-Risk Behavior Course

  • While your teen participates in the High Risk Behavior Course, you will concurrently participate in Parent Group with other parents of teens in the class. You will gain important insights about teenage alcoholism, substance abuse, and other high risk behaviors. By sharing your common experiences and feelings in an atmosphere of strength, hope, and support, you will learn effective parenting skills and how to handle serious problems. Because the curriculum in the Parent Group follows the same track as that for the teens, you and your adolescent can share common understanding of important matters at the same time.

  • Group therapy is a proven approach for accelerating self-discovery around issues of fear, trust and dependency. Our Adolescent Therapy Group uses that approach for helping your teen explore, identify, and resolve underlying emotional issues. In the safety of a small group, an experienced therapist will help your teens address specific behaviors and core beliefs, and the addictions used to cope with them. In the company of their adolescent peers, your teen will learn new problem-solving techniques and practice handling difficult situations in a supportive environment.

  • We also offer individual, family, and group therapy to help adolescents and their families build healthier coping skills, adopt new communication patterns, and improve family functioning.

  • Personalized parent coaching helps parents learn and understand what principles and techniques are most effective with adolescents.

  • Teens who are experimenting with vaping will undergo a comprehensive screening and assessment and receive personalized recommendations such as psychoeducation, individual and family therapy, parent coaching, and participation in our Mindful Choices classes. Community education and consultation is also available to schools, healthcare professionals, and other community based organizations. Download our Vaping Toolkit here. 

  • Alternative Peer Group (APG) Referrals
  • Brown Bag Seminars

To learn more about our Adolescent Services & Parent Education at the Center for Recovering Families, call 713.914.0556contact us directly or read our Adolescent Services & Parent Education Flyer.