Intensive Services For Youth In Crisis
Youth who have run away from home or have been locked out often have nowhere to turn and no one to turn to. When troubled youth are on the street, they are at greater risk of becoming victims of crime and there is an increased likelihood that they will turn to illicit behavior.
The Youth Services program offered by Children’s Home & Aid provides family counseling and crisis intervention to runaway and lockout youth between the ages of 11 to 17. Counseling services are provided either in the youth’s home, school or community and involves the youth’s parents, or guardians and addresses boundary setting, rewards and consequences, communication skills, and stress management. The program is voluntary. The primary program objectives are family preservation/reunification and to prevent placement of the youth in the state child welfare system.
Children’s Home & Aid shares the mission of the National Runaway Safeline to help keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
The Youth Services program is offered in the Southern Region.