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Crossroads Counselor-Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Education

Mrs. Christine Loidolt - Crossroads Counselor

 Crossroads Counselors are in all 13 APS High Schools! We help students and their families with brief counseling, social/emotional support, resource linking, education and intervention in the areas of drugs and alcohol and so much more!! I'm happy to answer any questions you might have. 

 

If you have a quick question that you think can be answered via email, please click on the link below to submit a quick Google Form response to Mrs. Loidolt.

Quick Question Request for Help

 

Student Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment to meet virtually with Mrs. Loidolt, click on the link below to view her online appointment calendar to find a time that will work for you. Please try to select a time that doesn't interfere with your synchronous (live) time with your teachers. If you need to select a time that is during class, communicate with your teacher where you will be and return to class immediately after your appointment ends.

Make a virtual appointment with Mrs. Loidolt (link coming soon)

What Is Crossroads Counseling?

Crossroads is a substance abuse prevention/education/intervention program for High School Students at APS. La Cueva Crossroads Counselor is Christine Loidolt, MA LPCC, LSAA. The Crossroads program services are delivered in the school setting by a group of licensed school counselors with training and experience in the field of substance abuse. This program has been operating in many APS High Schools since 1995.

Services provided include:

  • Individual and group support
  • Counseling 
  • Classroom/staff presentations
  • Working with community agencies for proper therapeutic or rehab referrals
  • Community Outreach
  • Parent Involvement Program (PIP-An evening/weekend program for parents and students who have incurred alcohol and/or drug violations)
  • School-wide assemblies
  • Resources for families 

Where CAN I GO TO GET SUPPORT FOR SUBSTANCE USE/abuse? 


 

Helplines

Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)

Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center: (505)243-2333

Alcoholics Anonymous: (505)266-1900

NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474

Tobacco Hotline: (800)784-8669

 

Support/Recovery Meetings

 

Youth Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: (505)266-1900, http://www.albuquerqueaa.org

Youth Narcotics Anonymous Meetings: (866)885-6562(866), www.riograndena.org

Smart Recovery (Alternative to 12 Steps for Teens): (505)610-3610, http://www.smartrecovery.org

 

Substance Use/Abuse Counseling

 

CFAR (Center for Family and Adolescent Research): (505)842-8932, http://projects.ori.org/cfarabq

Open Skies Healthcare : (505)345-8471505, http://openskieshealthcare.org

Southwest Family Guidance Center: (505)830-1871,  http://www.swfamily.com

 

 

Parent Involvement Program (PIP)

The Parent Involvement Program (PIP) is a psycho-educational learning experience for APS students with their parents. These evening groups  focus on substance use and parent/teen communication issues in the home, at school, and in our community.  PIP’s purpose is not to lay blame, but to consider positive options for the future. Generally, a PIP referral is made after a student receives a drug and/or alcohol violation at school, but a parent and student may together attend voluntarily with the Crossroads facilitator's permission. Following a suspension determined by the administrator, the student and guardian are required to attend the program. A PIP contract regarding the substance abuse prevention classes (evenings once a week for 2 weeks) is completed by the administrator and student and guardian/parent. Failure to complete the PIP program can result in the administration of additional consequences.  Following the completion of PIP, students receive follow-up services and become part of the general Crossroads caseload.

Christine Loidolt

Mrs. Loidolt was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education Development from Southern Illinois University and a Masters in Education. She worked as a teacher for six years in Albuquerque Public Schools before pursing her Masters degree in Counseling which she earned from the University of New Mexico.

She has 7 years of experience as a school and clinical counselor. She is an LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) and also an LSAA (Licensed Substance Abuse Associate).

She chose a career in Counseling to support students and families who are experiencing behavioral challenges; her work with individuals from various backgrounds has given her the experience to effectively work with diverse populations. Mrs. Loidolt is passionate about raising mental health awareness and de-stigmatizing issues that surround youth and mental health.

Outside of school, Mrs. Loidolt loves to spend time with her family, she also enjoys going to the movies, baking, shopping, traveling and riding roller coasters.

Substance Use/Abuse Informational Websites

www.aacap.org  For teens: alcohol and other drugs

www.abovetheinfluence.com  Help for teens to stand up to negative pressures or influences

www.childrennow.org Info on how to talk to kids about tough issues

www.drugfree.org  Interesting blogs and good info on Hispanic teen drug use

www.drugfreeworld.org Interactive site about drug use

www.healingaddictionnm.org  Healing Addiction in Our Community (local)

www.quitnownm.com  Free tobacco cessation programs for youth and adults

www.sadd.org – Students Against Destructive Decisions

www.samhsa.gov  Anti-Underage drinking campaign for younger students

www.teens.drugabuse.gov  Lessons for teachers and counselors

Crisis Lines

  • Agora-24 Hour Crisis: (505)277-3013 or (866)-435-7166(HELP-1-NM)
  • NM Crisis and Access Line: (855)662-7474
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