NOW YOU KNOW

Did you know? Today’s teens are not only under a great deal of pressure, but the accessibility of dangerous substances are greater than ever. Cornerstone can help identify risk factors and other related areas of concern. We offer a confidential parent group as well as a client screening to help support the parents and teens to communicate and stay on the right track.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR  THE  NOW YOU KNOW PROGRAM
 
1.HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW DO I REGISTER SOMEONE?
The Now You Know program is free, thanks to generous support of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Human Services.Register by mail, fax or email by filling out the referral form linked at the bottom of this page and returning it to Cornerstone Family Programs.
 
2.DO I HAVE TO HAVE A DRINKING OR DRUG PROBLEM TO ATTEND?WHO CAN REFER SOMEONE TO THIS PROGRAM?
NO. The program is educational. It is designed for any adolescent to learn about the dangers of substance use/abuse in a safe, casual environment. However, the Now You Know program is also an appropriate referral from community groups, law enforcement, probation departments, municipal alliances, school counselors, parents or anyone that feels a teen may be at risk for substance use.
 
3.DO I HAVE TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS? DO MY PARENTS HAVE TO ATTEND?
Anyone referred to this program as a client MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS. This program is most effective when it is done in its entirety. This is a 6 hour program, split into two consecutive evenings from 5:15-8:30 pm. It is most often held on the first Monday and Tuesday of the month, unless holidays or Cornerstone closings interfere.  There is a parent group held on the first evening only, which is strongly suggested so that any questions may be addressed at that time.
 
4.IS THIS PROGRAM CONFIDENTIAL?
YES.  Attendance is confidential and all clients are protected by a Federal Law (CFR 42 Part 2)that prohibits any disclosure without the client’s written consent to release information.
*PLEASE NOTE:  All clients, even if under age 18, are protected by this Federal Law.

5.WHAT IS A CLIENT SCREENING? WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SCREENING?
Every client is screened individually. Licensed and/or certified professional counselors conduct a short screening of each client to determine any risk factors or immediate needs for a referral for further assessment. If such a need is determined, we send a letter to the person who referred the client making them aware of our findings and recommend a further evaluation if needed.
 
6.WHAT DOES FURTHER EVALUATION MEAN, AND WHY WOULD IT BE RECOMMENDED?
Now You Know counselors “screen” clients. If in this short screening we assess a need for further evaluation, we will make that recommendation to the referral source. A recommendation for further evaluation is based upon information gathered through the client questionnaire, the personal interview and assessment tools. Recommendations are reported to the referral source for follow up.
 
7.ONCE I SEND IN THE REFERRAL FORM HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO COME TO CLASS?
Once a referral to Cornerstone is received, the teen is immediately placed into the next available class.Class sizes are 8 to 15 clients. 
Please note: a confirmation RSVP is mandatory!!  No walk-ins will be accepted.
Click here for referral form or contact Kelly Sallie.

8.OTHER INFORMATION:
·         You may bring a light snack to class 
·         No electronic use is permitted while in the classroom
·         Full cooperation and participation is expected and required