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Franklin County Rebuilds House

Franklin County Rebuilds House

  • 5/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
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When youth in YAP’s Franklin County NY Program joined community volunteers to help rebuild a house, they changed two lives in the process. The homeowner, an elderly woman, cares for her adult grandson who struggles with a disability. Their dilapidated house was nearly condemned and she did not have the means to fix it. After networking within the community, Program Director Jordan Clark, YAP Advocates and their clients volunteered to help.During the project, which took place mostly from Decembe...
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Girls in the JJ System

Girls in the JJ System

  • 4/13/2015 8:54:00 AM
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This article, published by Women's E-news, is the first in a three-part series about girls and the justice system and is supported by the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Star, a YAP youth from New York City and other YAP staff are quoted for our work providing gender-responsive community-based programming that pairs the Girls Circle Curriculum with our Advocate model.
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YAP’s 0-5 Reunification Program: A Two-Generation Approach to Promoting Permanence and Well-Being in our Most Vulnerable Children

YAP’s 0-5 Reunification Program: A Two-Generation Approach to Promoting Permanence and Well-Being in our Most Vulnerable Children

  • 1/18/2015 2:50:00 AM
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Children 0-5 represent 38% of the US foster care populations; this is a 10% increase since 2000. Early childhood is a remarkably sensitive time in neurodevelopment. A combination of both genetics and experience shape how the brain develops and can impact an individual permanently across their lifespan. There are a number of developmental risks associated with maltreatment, such as attachment disorders, cognitive delays, poor self-esteem, challenges with social skills and empathy; these risks are...
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YAP Presents 2-Generation Approach at Zero to Three National Conference

YAP Presents 2-Generation Approach at Zero to Three National Conference

  • 12/16/2014 2:11:00 AM
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“Early maltreatment often leads to a life of poor outcomes for children but there is hope for healing” was the message of YAP’s workshop at Zero to Three’s National Training Institute on December 11 and 12.Bob Swanson and Dana LaCoss of YAP along with Dianne Wilby, Deputy Commissioner of the St. Lawrence Department of Social Services presented on supporting healthy attachments and healing trauma of young children in the child welfare system using a 2-generation approach to intervention.YAP p...
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Supported Work Leads to Traditional Employment

Supported Work Leads to Traditional Employment

  • 9/25/2014 8:43:00 AM
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Trevour P. a 16-year-old living in foster care in St. Lawrence County, NY. He had quite a bit of experience with automobiles and mechanics, and was eager to continue in this line of work. YAP arranged a supported work position for him at a local auto shop, Bill’s Tire Center, in July. Trevour worked very hard at his job, and dedicated 40 hours a week to learning more of the trade, while gaining skills from his supervisors. At the end of August, the owner of the shop offered Trevour a part-time ...
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