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Creating Healthy Attitudes in Teens (CHAT)

Is a two-session program for teens whose use of drugs or alcohol is beginning to create problems in their lives. This includes teens that have begun to get into trouble with their families, at school, in the community and with the law.

Parents/caregivers who attend the Saturday session will learn the effects of alcohol and drugs on teens and the influential role adults have on the choices adolescents make regarding future use. It helps them identify ways of initiating and structuring further dialogue with youth.

How Does the Program Work?

Teens are provided with the opportunity too practice decision making skills to help them avoid situations and consequences that they have begun to experience due to their substance misuse.

The CHAT program is held: 

When: Friday evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday morning from 9:30am—11:30am

Where: Children's Aid and Family Services, 22-08 Route 208, Fair Lawn, NJ

What Do Parents Need to Know?

-  Program Fee: $150

- The youth will attend Friday's session without parent/caregiver. 

- Both days are required for the youth

- A parent is required to attend Parent CHAT, held at the same time as their child’s second CHAT session on Saturday morning.