MINOR IN POSSESSION/CONSUMPTION-LEVEL I EDUCATION
"YOU FIRST HAVE TO LIKE WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS IN ORDER TO HAVE ANY CHANCE OF RELATING." M. Putnoy MSW, CACIII, LCA, Director/ clinical supervisor.
This evidence based program shares accurate drug/alcohol information, current laws and obligations for those ticketed with MIP. An 8hr-12hr-20hr program exploring the reasoning around adolescent use, dealing with peer pressure, conflict resolution, communicaiton skills, processing and identifying emotions effectively and other strategies for making good decisions.
The staff provides an open nonjudgemental forum for expression. We are asking these adolescents to identify their behavior and look at how change would affect their lives.
Mark Putnoy MSW CACIII LAC and Yolanda Shaw BA CAC III currently provide the course leadership for the MIP program. Combined they have over 30 years of experience working with adolescents. Mark Putnoy has worked in the Cherry Creek school system as a social worker, started the Juvenile Diversion Program in the 18th Judicial District, and maintains a private practice in Littleton and Castle Rock working with families, individuals, couples and groups.
Here are some testimonials from Previous MIP particpants:
" I really liked the class. It wasn't just sitting around and listening, you could get involved and you didn't feel nervous."
" To tell you the truth, I was planning on leaving here and going to a party tonite. But I've decided to stay sober. All because of todays class. Thanks."
" This program is alot better than I thought it would be. I'm glad they didn't try to change my mind but rather gave me information about what these substances do to my body and allow me to make a decision."
PLEASE CONTACT EITHER LOCATION FOR TIMES AND DATES OF THE MIP CLASSES
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED
BRING PAPERWORK OR CASE NUMBER
PAYMENT OF $90.00 IS DUE BEFORE CLASS IN FORM OF MONEY ORDER OR CASH
CERITFICATE OF COMPLETION MUST BE HANDED IN TO COURT BY PARTICIPANT