What Is Crossroads Counseling?
Crossroads is a substance abuse prevention/education/intervention program for High School Students at APS. Cibola's Crossroads Counselor is Lisa Searle, MA LPCC. The Crossroads program services are delivered in the school setting by a group of licensed school counselors with training and experience in the field of substance abuse. Collecting student data and implementing the program with fidelity are also program requirements. This program has been operating in many APS High Schools since 1995.
Services provided include:
Individual and group support
Working with community agencies for proper therapeutic or rehab referrals
Parent Involvement Program (PIP-An evening/weekend program for parents and students who have incurred alcohol and/or drug violations)
Parent Involvement Program
The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is a psycho-educational learning experience for students with their parents. These evening groups focus on substance use and parent/teen communication issues in the home, at school, and in our community. PIP’s purpose is not to lay blame, but to consider positive options for the future. Generally, a PIP referral is made after a student receives a drug and/or alcohol violation at school, but a parent and student may together attend voluntarily with the Crossroads facilitator's permission. Following a suspension determined by the administrator, the student and guardian are required to attend the program. A PIP contract regarding the substance abuse prevention classes (evenings once a week for 3 weeks) is completed by the administrator and student and guardian/parent. Failure to complete the PIP program can result in the administration of additional consequences. Following the completion of PIP, students receive follow-up services and become part of the general Crossroads caseload.
Where Can I go for substance use/abuse?
Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)
Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center: (505)243-2333
Alcoholics Anonymous: (505)266-1900
NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474
Tobacco Hotline: (800)784-8669
Youth Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: (505)266-1900, http://www.albuquerqueaa.org
Youth Narcotics Anonymous Meetings: (866)885-6562(866), www.riograndena.org
Smart Recovery (Alternative to 12 Steps for Teens): (505)610-3610, http://www.smartrecovery.org
Substance Use/Abuse Counseling
CFAR (Center for Family and Adolescent Research): (505)842-8932,http://projects.ori.org/cfarabq
Open Skies Healthcare : (505)345-8471505, http://openskieshealthcare.org
Southwest Family Guidance Center: (505)830-1871, http://www.swfamily.com