Classroom based substance abuse curriculum

Speakers and Training

PEER Services’ award-winning expert staff have presented at state and national conferences. We provide speakers on a broad range of topics to groups of all sizes. We often customize presentations for healthcare professionals, faith groups, service clubs, and community groups. We are licensed by Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Speakers for Youth

PEER Services’ prevention specialists and adolescent counselors provide speakers for youth, typically those aged 10–18.  We work with schools and agencies to develop customized lesson plans, discussion groups, presentations, and activities that specifically meet the needs of the youth they serve.  We have presented on topics such as decision-making, assertiveness and how to handle peer pressure, short- and long-term effects of drug and/or alcohol use, and facts about drugs and alcohol.  To arrange for a speaker or presenter, please complete our contact form with a description of your request and we will contact you to make arrangements.

Speakers and Training for School Personnel

PEER Services’ prevention specialists provide speakers and training for school personnel, including teachers, support staff, coaches, and administrators.  We work with schools to define their needs and develop customized presentations or trainings.  We have presented on topics such as social norms marketing, how to select and implement an evidence-based drug prevention program, collecting and utilizing survey data, and effective prevention and intervention strategies for athletic coaches and teachers. To arrange for a speaker or presenter, please complete our contact form with a description of your request and we will contact you to make arrangements.

Speakers and Training for Parents

PEER Services’ prevention specialists and adolescent counselors provide speakers for parent groups of youth in fourth through twelfth grades.  We work with a parent or school liaison to determine any specific needs parents wish to have addressed.  Parent presentations can take many forms, including large group presentations and small discussion groups.  While we always prepare content and specific advice to share with parents, we also ensure time is available for us to respond to parent’s questions. To arrange for a speaker or presenter, please complete our contact form with a description of your request and we will contact you to make arrangements.

Speakers and Training for Senior Service Providers

PEER Services has an award-winning evidence-based specialized treatment program for older adults.  Our clinicians provide training for substance abuse, mental health, and older adult services professionals on identifying substance use disorders, communicating with teens and older adults and their families about substance abuse problems, and providing specialized, and evidence-based substance use disorder treatments.  To arrange for a speaker or presenter, please complete our contact form with a description of your request and we will contact you to make arrangements.

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