Teen Prevention & Education Classes

EMERGE Classes

This is a series of 4 classes that discuss topics to help build productive young citizens utilizing information that is focused on information that teens are interested in. Prevention and Education classes are for youth 13 to 18 years of age and are free. Each class is 2 hours in length and is held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Department of Human Services' Great Room. 1st Floor, 100 Outlaw Street, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.

Topics include:

  • Be Smart, Be Aware: Dangers of Drugs
  • Staying Safe in an Online World
  • Coping Skills and Accepting You
  • Mental Health and the 3 S's

Virginia Teens & the Law

Virginia Teens and the Law is a law-related program that teaches students and parents about Virginia's laws and the consequences of violating the law. Individual parent and student sessions will be conducted by local law enforcement officers.

The program:

  • Promotes positive citizenship and helps prepare students for informed, responsible adulthood;
  • Helps students understand when activities, pranks, and jokes cross the line into delinquent and criminal behavior;
  • Teaches students their rights and responsibilities under the law;
  • Highlights the "hidden punishments" of the law and the future effects of negative choices;
  • Educates parents on Virginia's laws affecting juveniles.

All classes are open for parent referral.