Champions offer programs for children and adolescents that address behavioral and/or mental health concerns. We offer comprehensive and collaborative services including individual, group, and family therapy, comprehensive case management, life skills classes, and drug and alcohol education.
Furthermore, we provide linkage and referral services to additional substance abuse and mental health treatment programs at Champions and other community-based providers, as well as linkage to our collaborative networks that provide housing, food, clothing, and transportation for those in need.
Champions’ treatment programs are offered both in English and Spanish.
Batterer’s Intervention Program for Adolescents (BIPA)
Youth ages 13-17 who have committed acts of violence against an intimate partner, siblings, parents, or caregivers. 26 to 52-week program dependent upon referral requirements.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) | Psycho-Education Program
Explore addictions basics, histories of sue, cues & triggers, abstinence, and need for continued treatment outside of custody.
El Joven Noble Rites of Passage, Character Development Program, is a youth-development, support, and leadership enhancement program that provides a process, and a vehicle, for the continued “rites of passage” development of youth, ages 10-24. It recognizes that youth need other men/women, their family, and community to care for, assist, heal, guide, and successfully prepare them for true manhood/womanhood.
Noble Youth | Why Try Program
The Why Try Program is a strength-based approach to helping youth overcome their challenges and improve outcomes in the areas of truancy, behavior, and academics. It is based on sound, empirical principles, including Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Social and Emotional Intelligence, and multisensory learning.
Strengthening Father Involvement (SFI) (Male)
Reduction in aggression and impulsivity in the parenting role, increased participation in the parenting role and responsibility taking, a greater empathy and moral sensitivity for their children, increased ability to cope with life stressors, increased support of the child's needs, decrease in child abuse and neglect, reduction in intergenerational criminality and violence, and a reduction in recidivism rates for men (including absence from children’s life or poor role modeling).
Parenting for Teens | Nurturing Parenting (Female)
Improve parenting skills, promote child development and healthy bonding, enhance parent child relationships to improve treatment outcomes & reduce risk of relapse, reduce developmental or abuse/neglect risks to children, strengthen relationships, and teaching appropriate parenting skills and techniques.
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
MDFT is an effective family-centered treatment for youth. Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is an integrated, comprehensive, family-centered treatment for youth problems and disorders. MDFT prevents out-of-home placement. MDFT focuses on key areas of the adolescent’s life and provides an effective and cost-efficient treatment. MDFT addresses a range of youth problem behaviors – substance abuse, delinquency, antisocial and aggressive behaviors, school and family problems, and emotional difficulties. It can be implemented in substance abuse and mental health treatment, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems, including detention centers and juvenile drug courts.
Anger Management for Adolescents (AMA)
Manage factors that may make you more likely to get angry, such as improving sleep so you're not tired and keeping stress low by using stress management skills. Identify situations that are likely to set you off and respond in nonaggressive ways before you get angry. Learn specific skills to use in situations likely to trigger your anger. Recognize when you aren't thinking logically about a situation, and correct your thinking. Focus on problem-solving in frustrating situations — instead of using energy to be angry, you'll learn how to redirect your energy to resolve the situation. Communicate effectively to defuse anger and resolve conflicts.