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Mentoring is a support program that provides, social, recreational and educational services to children and adolescents. This community-based initiative is intended to provide outlets for children to increase their self-esteem and self-awareness. Mentors provide one-on-one support to children and youth within the community they live, helping to connect them to recreational activities within their neighborhoods.
Behavioral Assistance provides specific, outcome oriented interventions that are determined by the family, referring agency and a licensed therapist. Using strength based model, Behavioral Assistance helps to foster a higher quality of life for those children and families participating in the program. Behavioral Assistants have the skills needed to address behaviors such as anger management, oppositional behaviors, self esteem and acting out behaviors. In addition, staff has been trained to address specific issues such as ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism.
Intensive In-Community Services provide emotional and behavior health services for children and their families. YMCA community-based services are family-driven, strength-based services that are culturally diverse and easily accessible. Ongoing support for families may include YMCA membership, summer camp, financial assistance and holiday programs. Specialized services areas include: anger management; substance abuse evaluations and counseling; autistic spectrum disorders; bi-polar, mood and anxiety disorders; sexual abuse, trauma and attachment disorders; domestic violence; grief and loss; ODD and behavioral disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD.