FAQs

Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to go? If so, you’ve come to the right place?

This section consists of a compilation of answers to questions most commonly asked. If your question is not listed, feel free to contact us.

General Questions

What is EYFP?

The Empowering Youth and Families Program is a county-level program that addresses opioid prevention before it begins. Middle school youth and their caregivers build stronger relationships, learn to avoid substance misuse and other risky behaviors in their own lives, and educate their community about the dangers of opioid misuse. Visit our About Us page for more information.

What does this look like for my family?

The Empowering Youth and Families Program is roughly 10 weeks long with Weekly Sessions, a Community Event, and a Family Weekend Retreat. Throughout our time together, we focus on building family bonds while also educating about opioid misuse and prevention. Visit our About Us page for more information.

How can I sign up for the program?

Eligible households can register by speaking with their local program assistant. Visit our Get Involved page to locate and contact your county’s program assistant. If you cannot locate someone, feel free to contact us.

Why is this program important?

Prevention is key to stemming the tide of opioid misuse and overdose. Intervention and rehabilitation programs are important and useful but do nothing to stop the problem before it begins. Powerful Families, Powerful Communities (PFPC) is an opioid prevention curriculum designed at NC State University by parenting and community psychology professionals and developed from research based on adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

Learn more about our curriculum here.

How can I volunteer with the program?

Please contact us for more information.

Note: EYFP is a PREVENTION program. We are NOT qualified to help with crisis intervention.  If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis,  visit www.samhsa.gov/ to get help now!