We Are Teens Always Helping (WATAH): Juvenile Diversion Program information provided by: Placer County Adult System of Care

What is WATAH? The WATAH group is made up of adolescent boys and girls, ages 12-16. The WATAH group meets twice a week to discuss issues, such as problems rooted in low self esteem, social skills deficiencies, and problematic behaviors. Community service combined with positive adult interaction is also an important part of the program. WATAH is geared to the needs of youth and provides protocols for directing the energy potential in our youth, as well as preparation for dealing with life's pressures and enhancing social skills. In accordance with the Diversion Program, you are guided by home and school visits. Parental guidance is supported with contractual terms and conditions in the voluntary contract, as well as expanding communication and parenting skills. The program is a drug deterrent not substance abuse treatment. What does WATAH do? Group meetings are designed to establish the following: Group rapport Sense of community Explore personal feelings Learn how to resist peer pressure Learn effective decision making skills Encourage goal setting Support personal change Develop artistic skill Build confidence through rock climbing and ropes courses Family Team Meetings are designed too: Increase family communication Inform parents of progress Enhance parenting skills Establish community resources

Area(s) Served:
Placer County

Application Process:
Please contact for a WATAH referral form.

Acronym:
WATAH

Record last updated: Sep 11 2014 2:47PM
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  • Watah Facillitator
    655 Menlo Drive
    Rocklin, CA 95765
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  • Auburn Justice Center
    2929 Richardson Drive
    Ste B
    Auburn, CA 95603
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Phone Numbers

  • Forrest Stumbo Facillitator/Coordinator
    530-886-2868
    8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
  • Juvenile Dentention Center
    530-886-4850
    mon-fri 8am to 5pm

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  • Spanish

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