The BFI program will offer prevention and intervention activities and is administered through the Family/Human Services Department, which will work closely with the Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) and Youth Services Department to organize long-term and short-term prevention activities, recruit young participants, and conduct programs, most of which will occur in the Youth Center facility.

The targeted population will include Red Cliff’s youth ages 12 to 18. The BFI staff will present a full version of the Lifeskills Training (LST) curriculum, and evidence based program. This will directly address the benchmark of preventing and reducing the incidence of youth alcohol and other drug use and abuse. It also builds interpersonal skills, such as communication and decision making, vital for increasing adolescent self-sufficiency skills necessary and preventing youth violence and delinquent behaviors. In addition Family Services group facilitators will incorporate the Discovery Dating curriculum, a promising practice that builds on Native American values, and the Stand Up and Speak Out program, an evidenced informed curriculum, to address and prevent youth violence and bullying.

Parents or Caregivers can also refer their children to participate in the BFI Program.

Program Contact Information:
Location - Family/Human Services Building (Upper Level)
88385 Pike Rd.
Bayfield, WI 54814
Phone: 715-779-3706
Scott Babineau – Youth Prevention Coordinator
Gena Mertig – Youth Prevention Coordinator

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