A serious problem has been identified in the adolescent population in San Bernardino County. This problem is the use of drugs and alcohol, and high risk behavior. Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children's Hospital Trauma Support Services Department found that an opportunity existed to make a change and YASP was developed.
It all begins with a hearing at the San Bernardino County Juvenile Informal Traffic Division. Clients are given an opportunity to choose between a substantial fine or pay a lesser fine and attend the Youth Alternative Solutions Program.
This option should increase an adolescent's knowledge of the effects of drugs and alcohol on the body, consequences of risky behavior with drugs and alcohol, alternative choices, the addictive process, and the self-efficacy of making life choices.
This is important because it:
Session 1: Orientation
Session 2: Entrance interview
Session 3: Trauma center/surgical intensive care unit
Session 4: Corner's presentation and visit
Session 5 & 6: Workshops 1 & 2
Session 7: Exit interview
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For more information contact Ray Lozano at (909) 558-4077.