Prevention Programs

Schedule a talk with our Prevention Supervisor :

If you would like to speak with us about our prevention programs please call 941 953-0000 extension 5157

For Children:

Community and School Based Prevention :

941 953-0000
Our community and school based prevention programs focus on drugs, alcohol and
behavioral education.
Our evidence-based prevention programs are designed to target the youth population. We offer a variety of free classes that include topics regarding the prevention of drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, staying healthy, communication, social relationships, bullying and the influence that social media has on today’s generation.
We offer four curriculums: Too Good For Drugs (High School and Middle School)Marijuana Download the Facts, Say It Straight and SPORT Wellness
The curriculums cover the following topics: Drugs and Alcohol, Social Skills/Relationships
Goal Setting, Decision Making, Healthy Living, Bullying, Media Messages, Peer Pressure/Self-Esteem, Communication.
If you would like to speak with us about our prevention programs please call 941 953-0000

Family Life Intervention (FLIP):

Family Life Intervention Program (FLIP) is an outreach program designed to improve the lives of at risk students ages 7 to 17 and their families. Students are referred by schools, community agencies, the court system, and their families.
A plan of action is developed that is appropriate for each individual and their family. The program combines therapy, tutoring, mentoring, and social activities. Students and their family receive support to gain independence and self-sufficiency.
Finding help can be difficult…..we coordinate all the services for you!
The program provides stability, positive peer interaction and mentoring

For Adults:

941-953-0000 or 941-376-1680
Living Skills Prevention Program
A free adult prevention education program offered to any group 18+ in Sarasota County
Living Skills is divided into two unique components: Personal Growth and Practical Guidance. Personal growth covers the internal skills needed to be a positive member of a community while Practical Guidance provides information on the day-to-day external skills needed to live a healthy life.
Each individual topic includes four (30-45 minute) sessions. If you have a group of individuals who can benefit from any of these classes, pick one or more topic to be scheduled and presented at your location.

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Locations by Services

Behavioral Access Services

Kreisman Campus*
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Fl 34236

Crisis Support Services

Kreisman Campus*
1451 10th Street
Sarasota, Fl 34236

Residential Services


Outpatient Therapy & Care Coordination

1451 10th street
Sarasota, FL 34236

The Kreisman Campus is located behind Channel 7 studio’s on 10th Street. The driveway is immediately following the Channel 7 news station and is located on the north side of 10th street headed west.

North Port:
12497 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL

Family Life Intervention Program (FLIP)

Sarasota and North Port


Sarasota, Osprey and Nokomis

North Port, Venice and Englewood

Mom's Program


North Port
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