El Centro de Libertad

Youth Intervention

Our programs help to turn young lives (13 to 19) around. We offer highly successful programs in Prevention Education, Outpatient Treatment and Community & Family Outreach.

Prevention Education: School & Community Partnerships

School-based class room curriculum offering at-risk youth education on the physical, psychological and social impact of drug and alcohol abuse hopefully before treatment becomes an imperative. Our approach is a shared conversation that encourages taking responsibility for choices, discussions on vulnerability to abuse and addiction, developing refusal skills, recognizing anger triggers and positive responses, and how to access needed resources. Incorporated into these modules are topics such as Culture, Bullying and Dating Violence. We work with site staff, providing progress updates on the groups we facilitate and receive their feedback on our classes and referrals on any other students who may be identified as needing a higher Level of Care.

Outpatient treatment services

Our Primary Care approach is a 90-day program of individual and group counseling sessions (in Spanish or English). Primary Care focuses on dependency and interventions specific to youth drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure to engage in drug abuse or violent activities such as gang involvement, bullying, and dating violence, sessions on anger management, asset development, alcohol and drug testing, and relapse prevention strategies.

Our staff has extensive training in our effective strength-based program that stresses to youth (13-19) the importance of safety, relationship building and personal asset development.

Outpatient Treatment includes:

  • Case Managed Treatment Plans
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Co-Occurring Disorder Groups
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Alcohol and Drug testing

Community & Family Outreach

Large group presentations that educates community stakeholders on recognizing substance abuse indicators in individuals and families, how to stay safe in situations where drugs and alcohol are present, how to talk to a friend in need, as well as identifying collaborative and culturally appropriate resources and where to access them.


If you have questions about our programs, or approach please reach out so we can answer your questions.

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