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Harris County (TX) Back to School Bash

  • 8/25/2017 4:10:00 PM
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Harris County Advocate Program and YES Waiver Program collaborated to provide a “Back to School Bash” for their local community.  The event was a big success.  Youth gained additional knowledge on conflict resolution for the school year, alcohol prevention, positive affirmations, social skills, and anxiety management techniques.  Advocates engaged their young people in various activities and really supported the excitement of starting another school year. Addition...
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Brazos County Gives Back

Brazos County Gives Back

  • 4/24/2017 10:40:00 AM
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Youth, families and staff from YAP's program in Brazos County TX honored Earth Day by picking up trash in the block around their program office. Together they were able to collect 10 bags of trash and learn a little about Earth day and social responsibilities.
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Mental Illness Feels Like...

Mental Illness Feels Like...

  • 5/16/2016 12:50:00 PM
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Ambroseanda, a Community Living Specialist from our behavioral health program in Harris County, TX shared her experiences with a mental health condition as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month's #mentalillnessfeels like campaign.Impulsiveness, racing thoughts, mania, depression, isolation, self-medicating, manipulation, anger, anguish, and emptiness in the pit of my soul that could not be filled because I had no Idea where to begin to get help. I felt like the only person going thru these emo...
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YAP and Santa Fe Youth Services:  Joining Together to Increase our Collective Impact

YAP and Santa Fe Youth Services: Joining Together to Increase our Collective Impact

  • 9/3/2015 10:42:00 AM
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YAP is proud to officially announce our merger with Santa Fe Youth Services! Last night, the merger was formally announced through a reception at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1997, Santa Fe Youth Services has a history of providing adolescent drug treatment as well as a number of prevention and early intervention evidence-based programs to Tarrant County youth and their families. Partnering with schools, community agencies and Tarrant County Juvenile Services, Santa Fe Y...
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YAP Tarrant County TX Highlighted in Positive Youth Justice Series

YAP Tarrant County TX Highlighted in Positive Youth Justice Series

  • 3/3/2015 4:25:00 AM
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The Chronicle of Social Change released its latest installment in a series on Positive Youth Justice highlighting YAP's program in Tarrant County, Texas."(Cockerell) attended a staff meeting where a YAP advocate described a horrific home situation for one of his kids to the program directors: no running water, relatives with multiple convictions living in the home, a sister already in foster care. The advocate recommended pushing the county to remove the child from the home. 'The consensus of th...
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