In the past year the Empowering Youth and Families Program (EYFP) has begun to build a foundation whereby families are learning together about the detriments of opioid abuse and misuse in their communities. This knowledge has empowered them to dialogue with residents, business owners, and other stakeholders about steps they can take to help their communities.
The Empowering Youth and Families Program is delivered within parent, youth, and family sessions. Parents and youth meet in separate groups for the first hour and together as families during the second hour to practice skills, play games, and do family projects. Sessions are highly interactive and include role-playing, discussions, learning games, and family projects.