Thursday, March 11, 2010

Family Youth Interventions Program Created After Youth Emergency Services Closing—Is It Enough?

Youth Emergency Services (YES) closed on December 31, 2009. YES provided what previous YES Program Director John Kennedy called, “pre-system, in person, crisis care, 24/7, without an appointment, adjudication or diagnosis!” These services were available to provide comfort and safety to children and families during crisis or to intervene before the situation became a crisis. What impact has YES closing had on the children and families in Marion County, or is it still too early to tell? How have the gaps been filled? Read full article.

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