Community Prevention Services

Community Prevention Services (CPS), a division of LFCS Behavioral Health Services, provides in-school prevention programs to youth across St. Louis City and County.  These services help youth develop and improve important life-skills like leadership, character development and problem-solving.  Issues like bullying, substance abuse, violence and other risky behaviors are addressed in group settings for student grades 3-8.

The program offers four different curricula:

  • Botvin LifeSkills Training
  • Girls Circle
  • Boys Council
  • PATHS (Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies)

Children participating in the curricula have the opportunity to be referred for short-term individual coaching services, called Follow-Up. In Follow-Up students create personal goal plans and then track their progress during weekly sessions with help from Follow-Up Coaches. Follow-Up services are intended to further develop general social and self-management skills with children who would benefit more from one-on-one coaching to make positive, healthy changes in their knowledge, attitude and behavior.

For more information about Community Prevention Services or to obtain services in your school, email us.



This program is funded by the generosity of: