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    SPI Offers a Variety of Programs, Workshops and Classes for individuals, Families and Groups.

    Our Staff of Certified Professionals Offer Free and Fee-Based Classes on the Latest Topics That Matter to Today's Youth.

    School Programs.jpgCLASSROOM PROGRAMS

    Scottsdale Prevention Institute (SPI) offers a toolbox of strategies and skills that enable students and families to deal with difficult choices, transitions, and high risk situations.


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    SPI’s El Centro de la Familia at Paiute Neighborhood Center addresses the needs of the surrounding communities in South Scottsdale. Innovative prevention programming is provided through youth/adult education, leadership trainings, community mobilization, health and public safety initiatives and social marketing.


    Since its inception in 1987, SPI has maintained its primary focus to prevent substance use and abuse, along with a broader spectrum of prevention programming available to schools, communities and the workplace. SPI uses a wide range of SAMHSA Model programs and a culturally based approach to emphasize resiliency and protective factors in all youth and families.

    Workplace Programs.jpgWORKPLACE PROGRAMS

    In the workplace, SPI offers PREVENTION WORKS! techniques to reduce workplace stress and alcohol  and other drug use/abuse awareness.  This cost-effective resource offers the employer and the employee strategies to reduce absenteeism, injuries, spiraling insurance claims, low productivity and poor employee morale.

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    Workshops are once a week. If your organization has a group of 8 or more people interested on the program, SPI will schedule the workshops at times and dates suitable to the group. Some of the topics included in the workshops are:

    • Talking with children about sensitive issues (sex, dating, drugs, etc)
    • Effective discipline
    • Clear communication
    • Helping children to avoid risky situations