ReDirect Adolescent Program
The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County (SAC) is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide Prevention level 2 services. Re-Direct is an indicated prevention level 2 program designed to focus on the needs of the individual, seeking to maximize opportunities for success. Services are designed and implemented to help each individual/family increase their skills and utilize their social and natural supports or build social support and natural supports.
SAC believes that all youth are capable of success. The program serves youth who have engaged in risky behavior most often identified and referred by law enforcement, the juvenile justice system, or school district. The program is designed to reduce identified risk factors and strengthen protective factors.
Program Fees: There are no associated program fees.
Location: 1507 20th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960. The program operates 4 days per week from the hours of 9:00am – 7:30pm. Individual sessions are scheduled during these hours or at the school during non-academic hours.
Services: Program services include an intake assessment that identifies needs and risks and addresses those in an appropriate manner and timeframe. The program includes individual, group, and family sessions, as well as case management in the form of referral and linkage. The counselor meets with the family to discuss strategies for improvement, to identify family issues that impact successful outcomes, and to make appropriate referrals to support ongoing success. All parents are offered a 6-weeek parenting skills group, free of charge. Youth receive the LifeSkills Training curriculum and are offered the opportunity to participate in a fitness/qi gong group as an additional means of increasing their protective factors.
Re-Direct is staffed and led by a Clinical Director, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Qualified Supervisor, who works with youth and their families as well as two Certified the LifeSkills® Training Facilitators who work with the youth individually and in small groups.
Re-Direct Program Goals:
- Reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
- Increase engagement in pro social behavior
- Increase the practice of healthy coping/social skills of program participants
- Reduce delinquency