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Kristie

Kristie

  • 2/27/2020 4:36:00 PM
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A junior studying filmmaking at Rochester Institute of Technology, Kristie received Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s behavioral health services as a child, and her siblings who struggle with developmental challenges continue to receive services. The family has faced poverty, health issues and with the mother’s recent incarceration, the threat of family separation. “I almost lost my siblings to foster care, something that is still a real threat. But every day, [my YAP ...
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Ernest

Ernest

  • 2/27/2020 4:21:00 PM
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A Shippensburg University Art major, Ernest’s love for art began when he was a child participating in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s behavioral health program. Art was central to his therapy.“When you’re born with Autism, society’s norms separate you from everyone else. You’re seen as the individuals who periodically lost control of his emotions. In social situations, you’re the first to make things awkward; your level of social cognition ranges f...
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University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs’ evaluation of Choose to Change suggests promise in improving life outcomes for Chicago’s youth

  • 2/21/2020 1:29:00 PM
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Chicago, IL – Today, the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab released the preliminary results of a multi-year evaluation of the Choose to Change (C2C) program. Choose to Change: Your Mind, Your Game (C2C) — co-developed and implemented by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Children’s Home & Aid — combines intensive wraparound and mentoring services that focus on addressing each young person’s specific needs, with trauma-informed cognitive beha...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names Emma T. Chen General Counsel

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names Emma T. Chen General Counsel

  • 2/6/2020 2:15:00 PM
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HARRISBURG, PA (Feb. 6, 2020) – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. has named Emma T. Chen General Counsel. She succeeds Martin D’Urso, who retired at the end of 2019. YAP partners with youth justice, child welfare and other systems to deliver community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and the institutional placement of young people in behavioral health, drug treatment, developmental disabilities or congregate foster care facilities.Before joining YAP, Chen was an employment...
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St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

  • 1/22/2020 1:52:00 PM
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St. Lawrence County, NY (SLC) YAP County Program Director Cynthia Mosier put together a collage of photos from the community’s recent Girl Scouts cookie kickoff at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School.  The event gave 450 Girl Scouts from 42 troops an opportunity to give back to their community by helping children they may or may not know.Pictured are images from Mosier’s collage where she and YAP Training Program Director Emily Doelger picked up  about 70 bags that the ...
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