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PROJECT FIND

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The Project F.I.N.D. (Families Involved in Normal Development) program is designed as an early intervention tool to be utilized as an alternative to long term suspension. The FIND program is a contractual agreement between Pitt County Schools and the PORT Health Services Adolescent Substance Abuse Outpatient Program. FIND offers students and their parents an opportunity to work together to gain a better awareness of existing and potential problems. The program focuses on providing alcohol and drug education while building positive life skills in the areas of communication and decision-making. We strive to work within the family unit to promote the changes in attitudes and behaviors which serve to enhance self-esteem. Parental/Guardian involvement is essential and required to successful program completion.

The program consists of eight sessions focusing on providing awareness for student and parent(s) through drug education and to build positive life skills in the areas of communication, decision-making, and self-esteem. Students will also be given a minimum of three drug screenings in order to receive a completion letter. The student and family must attend and participate in all sessions and the youth must test negative on their last drug screening. Parents/guardians are responsible for the cost of the program, however, PORT Human Services can bill insurance. Referrals to the program can be made by contacting the program..

Eligibility

Students who are found to be in possession or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as defined by the Pitt County School alcohol and drug policy, may be referred to PORT Human Services’ FIND program. The FIND program also accepts referrals as an alternative to long-term suspension for students who are believed to be involved in abusing substances. This broadened approach for referrals allows greater latitude in providing the early intervention that is critical in attempting to prevent serious, long-term problems for many students. Students who receive a number of behavioral referrals may also be referred to Project FIND II that focuses on improving behavior (all procedures are the same).

Admission Procedure

 When a student violates the Pitt County Schools alcohol and drug policy

  1. The student will be suspended for 10 days from school. Within those ten (10) days, the parent/guardian will call and set an appointment with PORT Health Services for the intake. At no time shall the student return to school without the Confirmation of Enrollment form given to the parent/guardian after the intake appointment. The Confirmation of Enrollment form will also be faxed to the respective school.
  2. After the intake session, the student and parent/guardian will be assigned to the next available Project FIND group. There are a total of 6 one-hour weekly groups that the student and parent/guardian have to participate to complete Project FIND.
  3. The last Project FIND session is an individual session with the student and parent/guardian for program evaluation and any recommendation for treatment services. It is during this session that the parent/guardian will receive the Report of Completion form letter that will also be faxed to the respective school. The parent/guardian will be given a copy for their records and a copy will be mailed to the student’s school.
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The Project F.I.N.D. (Families Involved in Normal Development) program is designed as an early intervention tool to be utilized as an alternative to long term suspension. The FIND program is a contractual agreement between Pitt County Schools and the PORT Health Services Adolescent Substance Abuse Outpatient Program. FIND offers students and their parents an opportunity to work together to gain a better awareness of existing and potential problems. The FIND program focuses on providing alcohol and drug education while building positive life skills in the areas of communication and decision-making. We strive to work within the family unit to promote the changes in attitudes and behaviors which serve to enhance self-esteem. Parental/Guardian involvement is essential and required to successful program completion.

The program consists of eight sessions focusing on providing awareness for student and parent(s) through drug education and to build positive life skills in the areas of communication, decision-making, and self-esteem. Students will also be given a minimum of three drug screenings in order to receive a completion letter, the student and family must attend and participate in all sessions and the youth must test negative on their last drug screening. Parents/guardians are responsible for the cost of the program, however, PORT Health Services will gladly bill insurance. Referrals to the program can be made by contacting PORT Human Services at 252-413-1950.

LOCATIONS:

WINTERVILLE

154 Beacon Dr, Winterville, NC 28590

252-353-1114

DIRECTIONS

To help individuals and families navigate through life’s challenges by providing effective and efficient substance abuse, mental health and intellectual/developmentally disabled services and supports.

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