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YAP Staff Join Other Community Leaders in TX for Engage and Excel Conference

YAP Staff Join Other Community Leaders in TX for Engage and Excel Conference

  • 9/20/2017 3:35:00 PM
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A team of Texas YAP Leaders spent the past few days participating in the Engage and Excel Conference, hosted by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. The conference is for community leaders, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and stakeholders from across Texas who are engaged in improving their local behavioral health systems. Participants come together to share best practices, inspire collaboration, and learn from each other.Thanks to our YAP team who represented us: Darci Port...
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SFYS Engages in System-Wide Collaboration to Reach Teens in Tarrant County

  • 9/20/2017 1:42:00 PM
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Santa Fe Youth Services, led by YAP Vice President Virginia Hoft, is part of a system-wide collaboration in Tarrant County focused on increasing resilience and improving outcomes for youth.  This OP-ED talks about the Reaching Teens program, developed by Dr. Ken Ginsberg and implemented by Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County.  Ginsberg said in his report on the 3-year program, "The most important ingredient youth need to thrive are adults who care about them deeply and who ...
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YAP Saving Taxpayers Money in Lebanon, PA

  • 9/20/2017 10:15:00 AM
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Lebanon County PA Juvenile Probation saved $400,000 during the past fiscal year and increased community safety through a partnership with Youth Advocate Programs.  YAP's community-based treatment services are cheaper than residential placement.  "We've been able to provide community protection, treatment to the juveniles, but still be fiscally responsible at the same time," said Sue Christner, Deputy Director of Lebanon County Probation Services, Juvenile Unit.  ...
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PA YAP Participates in United Way Day of Caring

PA YAP Participates in United Way Day of Caring

  • 9/16/2017 3:48:00 PM
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Adams County Team YAP volunteered Saturday, September 16th at the local United Way's "Day of Caring." The Team helped pack 650 "ready-to-learn" backpacks that will be distributed to children ages 3-5 attending Head start, Pre-Count classrooms, and early learning centers serving low income families throughout Adams County.YAP families Pictured left to right: Amy Charland BSC, and her son Matthew Charland; and daughter Grace Witt and father Gary Witt of York and Adams Count...
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West Virginia Counseling & Advocacy Open House

West Virginia Counseling & Advocacy Open House

  • 9/8/2017 4:04:00 PM
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On Friday, September 8th, West Virginia Counseling and Advocacy (WVCA) held an open house to introduce the West Virginia community to YAP's new location in Martinsburg.  The new office is centrally located in historic downtown, making it more accessible to youth and families who need to ride the bus or walk to their appointment.  The event included a hot dog roast, meet and greet with WVCA staff.  Additionally, back-to-school item donations were collected to be given to youth ...
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