Launched in 2012, Champions Community-Based Services target school-age youth (typically in grades 6 through 12) who are struggling with at-risk behavior that has negatively impacted their daily lives at home, in the classroom, and within the community; behaviors like skipping school, running away from home, and actively using drugs and alcohol.
Since services are geared towards students, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky partners with seven local school districts to identify those who might benefit most from these services. We also partner with the Department for Community-Based Services, the Administrative Offices of the Court, the Court-Designated Workers program, and local law enforcement.
Treatment takes place in the school, home, or other community-based setting – whichever environment works best for the student. On any given day, tens of thousands of students in Northern Kentucky have access to these services.
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky also offers Champions Intensive Outpatient Services. Launched in 2015, our Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Services provide substance use education and therapy for adolescents between the ages of 13-18, as well as their families. The 10-week program consists of three weekly group counseling sessions; each session is three hours long, and one is dedicated to family group counseling. Treatment takes place at multiple locations throughout Northern Kentucky.
CHNK uses The Seven Challenges treatment model for the IOP services; the model is based on openness, honesty, and decision making. Participants work on self-evaluation, communication, and goal setting to help evaluate their choices not just in the here and now, but also for their future. Random drug screenings are conducted onsite.
Do you know an adolescent who may benefit from our Champions services? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make a referral.
Crystal Leugers MSW, LCSW
Program Manager, Champions Community-Based Services