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Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc. Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Programs are part of Florida’s comprehensive system to reduce the impact of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders on youth and their
families. The CASA, Project YES, and Caring Schools Community programs are funded by the Department of Children & Families (DCF) through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network with the purpose to provide early
intervention services to Pasco County children who are at risk of substance abuse.

CASA

CASA (Child Adolescent Substance Abuse) is a substance abuse intervention program designed to provide counseling services to children ages 8 through 17 who are at risk of substance abuse and for children who may
already be experimenting with substances. Group, individual and family services are available. Referrals are accepted from the family or community agencies.

Project YES

Project YES (Youth Empowerment Skills) is a substance abuse intervention program designed for children ages 5 through 17 and their family. This program provides family counseling, play therapy, and skills training for children. Services are available to families at risk due to family and child issues, or substance abuse issues. Referrals are accepted from the family or community agencies.

Caring Schools Community

The program is designed to create a caring school environment characterized by kind and supportive relationships and collaboration among students, staff, and parents. The CSC model is consistent with research-based
practices for increasing student achievement. By creating a caring school community, the program seeks to promote prosocial values, increase academic motivation and achievement, and prevent drug use, violence, and
delinquency.

For more information about CASA, Project YES, or Caring Schools Community, please call:

CASA/Project YES
West Pasco
7524 Plathe Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34653
727-835-4166  Telephone
727-835-3942  Fax
Caring Schools Community
West Pasco County
Gulf Highlands Elementary

8019 Gulf Highlands Dr
Port Richey, Florida 34668
727-774-7700 Telephone
727-774-7791 Fax
Caring Schools Community
East Pasco County
Pasco Elementary School

37350 Florida Avenue
Dade City, Florida 33525
352-524-5265  Telephone
352-524-5291  Fax
Caring Schools Community
West Pasco County
James M. Marlowe Elementary School

5642 Cecelia Dr
New Port Richey, Florida 34652
727-774-8600 Telephone
727-774-8691 Fax

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