Richmond, VA – February 14, 2023: Hallmark Youthcare is collaborating with The Seven Challenges® to bring this evidence based substance abuse and co-occurring disorders treatment program to adolescents in Richmond, VA.
The Seven Challenges® model, which was created and written by Dr. Robert Schwebel, has become increasingly successful in targeting hard to reach and hard to engage adolescents. Instead of a one-size-fits all approach, the Seven Challenges Program is individualized with careful attention to meeting youth where they are at and providing successful counseling interventions. This helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle, and prepare for success when they commit to change. More information on The Seven Challenges® can be found at www.sevenchallenges.com.
Dr. Schwebel has worked for more than 35 years in the prevention and treatment of adolescent and young adult substance abuse. He has conducted training and workshop sessions for professional and community audiences around the country, published numerous books and articles, and developed prevention and treatment programs for schools, and public and private agencies. Regularly called for comments and interviews by the national and local press, Dr. Schwebel has appeared on the Oprah Show, The Today Show, numerous CNN interviews, and The CBS Early Show.
Hallmark Youthcare is a safe and secure short-term psychiatric residential treatment facility for boys and girls ages 11 to 17 with emotional, behavioral and substance use challenges. For more information on services and making a referral visit www.hallmarkyouthcare.org.