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Crossroads/Substance Abuse Counselor

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
  • Classroom/staff presentations
  • Working with community agencies for proper therapeutic or rehab referrals
  • Community Outreach
  • Parent Involvement Program (PIP-An evening/weekend program for parents and students who have incurred alcohol and/or drug violations)
  • School-wide assemblies

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.

Crossroads Counselors
Contact Lisa Searle  Lisa Searle (505) 897-0110 ex: 40141 Crossroads Counselor

Substance use/abuse Informational Websites

Crisis Lines

  • Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)
  • NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474