Positive peer-based recovery support

Teen and Family Services incorporates the Alternative Peer Group Model (APG). The APG provides a positive social environment and a new peer group focusing on attitudes and behaviors conducive to growth and change. The alternative peer group provides the following benefits: after- school hangouts, weekend social activities, a group of youth who can relate to each other and discuss common challenges, encouragement from peers to make positive choices, a safe and sober environment, recovery-oriented social activities and the ability to meet lifelong friends.

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Individual, Family & Group Counseling

Our counseling services are provided by licensed professionals. Our approach is practical and goal-oriented. We focus on improving family communication, teaching skills to support a life of fulfillment and success for our students, and providing parents with tools to more effectively support their teen.

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Parent Group Meetings

Parents participate alongside their teens in weekly family and parent group meetings where their fellowship is focused on self-care and mutual support. In our parent group meetings, struggling parents gain insight, find answers on day-to-day challenges, learn how to set boundaries, and how best to support their teen in recovery.

Our program works because the entire family actively participates. This is why our success rate is higher than other similar programs.

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Tuesday Night Meetings

Teen and Family Services offers meetings for both teens and parents. If you are a parent seeing changes in your teen, come to our Tuesday Night Meetings held at 7:30 p.m. at our  Houston-Memorial Campus, at The Recovery Center in Tomball, at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center and at Jones Memorial Methodist Church.

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Aftercare Services

To help clients successfully transition out of an APG setting and into a life as a recovering young adult. we provide the following special services prior to discharge:

  • Discharge/Aftercare planning
  • Re-admission criteria
  • Family Education and Support
  • Counseling Resources
  • New Peer Group Assistance
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Life Skills

Our life skills curriculum provides teens with a new set of tools to overcome the obstacles they face on a daily basis. Teens have the opportunity to witness and practice these new skills during our group meetings, social activities and Outward Bound style nature retreats.

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After School Program

Throughout the week, teens have access to our youth centers designed to offer a safe, healthy alternative to harmful environments. A variety of recreational activities are available at each center. The students have the ability to form supportive relationships with one another and embrace the meaning of enthusiastic sobriety. Contact one of our locations to learn more.

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Why Choose TAFS?

Because our program works! 

We have a research-based program that is effective for teens and their families.

87% of TAFS graduates have long term sobriety

100% of TAFS graduates complete high school

90% of TAFS graduates attend college

99% of TAFS students pass drug test screening

98% of our parents agree that they have an improved emotional relationship with their teenager upon graduation from the program

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Summer Trip to Colorado

We blend the best of the outdoors with an effective and proven process. Your adolescent will experience the highest standards of safety and therapy and this powerful setting creates real change in teens. It improves adolescents’ self-esteem, self-concept, self-efficacy, self-perception, problem-solving ability, behavioral and cognitive development, and attitude. Combining the power of the outdoor experience with TAFS cutting-edge program we can help teens find their way forward and help families heal. TAFS Annual Adventure Trip backpacks the Continental Divide along the Collegiate Peaks on the Colorado mountains.

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We’re Here to Help

Teen and Family Services is a community of families growing and healing from the effects of teen substance use and other high-risk behaviors.