Prevention + Outreach Programs
For our community, we are the resource for outreach, prevention, education, and advocacy.
Prevention plays an important role in the fight against substance abuse and addiction. Prevention staff of The Counseling Center, Inc. (TCC) provide services to children and young people between the ages of 5 – 18, by educating them on how to live life without abusing alcohol and other harmful substances.
Prevention staff address peer pressure, anger management and study skills. The service is free and students may be referred or self-refer for help. Learning to cope with life on life’s terms is important for development and for individual growth. Our staff also seek to prevent the initial use of all harmful substances, and to instruct the community’s young people on the potential effects and consequences of alcohol and substance abuse.
Life Skill Services
Our prevention staff works with the Portsmouth City School’s entire 3-6 grade student population and provides a comprehensive, twelve week prevention program designed to promote and enhance life skills, social skills, goal setting, and academic performance in each student’s life. This vital service seeks to reduce risk taking behavior and reinforce positive decision making skills.
Summer Outreach Club
Beginning in June and ending in August each year, The Counseling Center offers day camp at a local community facility for children ages 5-12. Boys and girls meet each week day 9:30 am – 3:30 pm for supervised games, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, job fairs and prevention education. Special attention is given to developing coping skills, good behavior, confidence and improved self-image.
Summer Outreach Club is offered at no charge to all children in Scioto County and beyond. Transportation to and from camp is not provided. For information or to register, please call: (740) 353-1802.
The Summer Outreach Club is supported through the generous donations from members of the Circle of Champions Community partners, fund raising events such as The Celebrity Chef Dinner and the Natural High 5K Run/Walk, The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Counties (ADAMHS), and Portsmouth City School District. Activities for the Summer Outreach Club are often held with the partnership of various agencies in the Portsmouth and surrounding communities.
Prevention plays an important role in the fight against future substance abuse and addiction. Prevention staff address peer pressure, anger management and study skills. The service is free and students may be referred or self-refer for help. Learning to cope with life on life’s terms is important for development and for individual growth. TCC prevention staff seek to prevent the initial use of all harmful substances and to instruct the community’s young people in the potential effects and consequences of alcohol and substance abuse.
Colleges + Universities
TCC is invested in the development of students. We look to serve as a safe place for students of multiple disciplines to be introduced to the behavioral health field and the specialty healthcare our agency offers. To this point we have had the opportunity to engage students in practicum, education, and internship experiences from nursing, allied health, and behavioral health paraprofessional programs. We are proud to partner with Shawnee State University and look forward to expanding our endeavors to other colleges, universities, and professions.
In order for our area to continue to thrive economically, we must continue to grow and develop our local workforce. The Counseling Center is committed to partnering with local businesses to provide education and other services to ensure that our current workforce is well-informed about behavioral health, and remains safe in their current role. If you are interested in learning about TCC’s presentation options contact us to schedule a consultation.
Loved Ones Program
"The Counseling Center not only saved my son’s life, but helped him to find purpose and achieve his goals. They helped him build a life in recovery by treating him as an individual and not just a drug addict."