Teen Resources

PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES

Teen Center .......................................................................

The Teen Center is a safe and fun place for teens to hang out. It is equipped with a pool table, Wii, X-Box 360, foosball, and internet. It also sponsors dances, band nights, sports games, trips, and outdoor events. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs 2-8 PM and Fri & Sat 2-9 PM

420-5337

Teen Health Outreach Program ...........................................

A school based pregnancy prevention program providing classroom presentations about reproductive health, individualized counseling, and referrals to various youth oriented services within the community.

454-4716

Walnut Avenue Women’s Center .........................................

A family resource center that specializes in domestic violence prevention. It’s Youth Department offers a free mentoring program, support groups and school based life skills workshops.

426-3062

Youth N.O.W. Student Center ..............................................

Learning centers which are dedicated to the academic and social support of youth in the Watsonville community. They offer adult or peer tutoring, homework help and resources, support groups/ workshops, and safe and fun places for youth to hang out. 

768-7998

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DRUGS & ALCOHOL

Ala-Teen ...........................................................................

462-1818

Alcoholics Anonymous Ala-Teen ..........................................

475-5782

Narcotics Anonymous .........................................................

429-7436

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance .................

728-6445

Youth Services - Substance Abuse Counseling & Education ...

429-8350

The Camp ..........................................................................

438-1868

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HEALTH & PREGNANCY PREVENTION

Planned Parenthood...........................................................

426-5550

Women’s Health Center ......................................................

427-3500

Teen Health Outreach Program ...........................................

454-4716

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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

​Cabrillo College ..................................................................

479-6100

Santa Cruz County College Commitment - S4C .....................

477-3246

C.O. E. Regional Occupation Program ...................................

466-5760

Adult School ......................................................................

429-3966

Food What .........................................................................

459-5476

Community Restoration Project ...........................................

724-4771

Workforce Investment Act -Sueños Program .......................

763-8750

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SEXUALITY & GENDER 

Diversity Center  (+ therapist list) ..........................................

425-5422

Santa Cruz Trans* Resources (+ therapist list) ......................

427-4106

Trans Families .....................................................................

205-0078

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - PFLAG ..............

427-4106

Safe Schools Project ............................................................

427-4004

Queer Youth Task Force ........................................................

427-4004

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TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

Walnut Avenue Women’s Center .........................................​

426-3062

Monarch Services (formerly Women’s Crisis Support) ..............

425-4030

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​Hotline: 1-866-269-2559

​Hotline: 1-888-900-4232

Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson didn't set out to explain why Positive Discipline (PD) is so effective, but that is ultimately the result of their book “The Whole-Brian Child”. Many of PD’s core concepts and approaches have worked with families already, but the science behind them gets further explained in how they ultimately promote brain integration.

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3 separate workshops that can be taken together. Classes are offered through
Cabrillo College Extension and cover the following topics:

-The New Territory of the Teen Years 

-Preparing Your Teen for Their Future 

-Parents & Teens Together 

Every last Wednesday of the month
6:30-8:00pm -- CURRENTLY CLOSED

Monthly support groups for parents of teens
to check-in, share experiences and identify solutions using Positive Discipline. 

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