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Crossroads/Substance Abuse Counseling

Crossroads is a substance abuse prevention/education/intervention program for high school students at APS. Valley's Crossroads Counselor is Angie Killingsworth. 

Services provided include:

  • Individual and group support
  • Classroom/staff presentations
  • Working with community agencies for proper therapeutic or rehab referrals
  • Community Outreach
  • Parent Involvement Program (PIP-An evening/weekend program for parents and students who have incurred alcohol and/or drug violations)
  • School-wide assemblies

PARENT INVOLVEMENT PROGRAM

The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is a psycho-educational learning experience for students with their parents. These evening groups focus on substance use and parent/teen communication issues in the home, at school, and in our community. PIP’s purpose is not to lay blame, but to consider positive options for the future. Generally, a PIP referral is made after a student receives a drug and/or alcohol violation at school, but a parent and student may together attend voluntarily with the Crossroads facilitator's permission. Following a suspension determined by the administrator, the student and guardian are required to attend the program. A PIP contract regarding the substance abuse prevention classes (evenings once a week for 3 weeks) is completed by the administrator and student and guardian/parent. Failure to complete the PIP program can result in the administration of additional consequences.  Following the completion of PIP, students receive follow-up services and become part of the general Crossroads caseload.

CRISIS LINES

  • Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505) 277-3013 or
  • (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)
  • NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474