Education and Consulting Services
We work with Educational Institutions offering assessment, consultation, counseling and systemic intervention.
As an organization GECS recognizes that no two educational institutions are the same. Each school has its unique personality, strengths and challenges. Before moving forward toward a solution, GECS evaluates independent schools, identifying the level of substance use and attitudes about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs that might affect levels of use. We do comprehensive evaluations with information from students and their parents, faculty, board members, alumni and their parents in order to help the school “see itself” through an objective lens. As an important adjunct to the survey data, GECS conducts interviews. We gather information through face-to-face interviews as well as Web-based metrics. All information is kept confidential with individual identities protected by federal confidentiality statutes. We evaluate in order to develop institutionally specific interventions based on the data we gather, which leads to a systemic plan change, which would include:
Program Topics Available for Schools
- The Adolescent
- The Care and Feeding of the Adolescent Brain
- Tobacco – The Gateway Drug
- Process Groups, Cognitive Groups – a comparison
- Limbic Resonance – The Science of Relationships
- Grief and Mourning in Recovery
- Personality Structures/Disorders and Treatment Implications
- Craving Management
- Alcohol and College Life
- Binge Drinking and the College Student
Case Study in Education
LaGrange, GA — Georgi Educational and Counseling Services developed a community-wide smoking reduction initative, focusing on middle-school and high-school students. Click below to hear Jeff talk about what he did in LaGrange, Georgia.