The Prevention Services Department of Oak Park Township works to enhance the quality of life in the community. We provide support through education and raising awareness to many of the health challenges facing youth and their families with a focus on reducing underage drinking and substance abuse.
The workgroup for Positive Youth Development (+PYD) uses the Strategic Prevention Framework. Our mission and vision is to provide practical insight and guidance to support youth in making choices that lead to alcohol and drug free lives.
For more information or to get involved, contact us at: email@example.com or 708-383-8005, ext. 125.
Parent and Youth Communication Campaigns
Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Compliance Checks and Responsible Beverage Service
(Families Acting Collaboratively to Educate and Involve Teens)
FACE-IT is evidence based; family focused alcohol, tobacco and other drug education, prevention, and early intervention program for youth and their parents or caregivers.
FACE-IT consists of 12 two-hour modules offered once per week. Parent(s) and youth attend together and can be referred for 5, 8 or 12 weeks of programming. The modules are both stand-alone and complement one another so families can be referred and begin at any time in the progression (as opposed to waiting for module #1 to start again). The courses teach life skills, critical thinking, anger management etc. Each module is highly interactive, involves education, group activities with parent and youth together, one-on-one exercises with parent and their child, group session with parents only and group session with youth only and homework. Every third class focuses/educates on an illegal substance. Both parent/caretaker and youth are required to attend and complete the program.
If you are interested in learning more about the FACE-IT program please download our latest brochure. For further details please use our "Contact Us" form and select Youth Services, or call (708) 445-2727 ext. 220.
FACE-IT Calendar and Schedule: Winter-Spring 2019 schedule