Therapeutic Mentoring Services for YouthYouth services at F&CS include two Therapeutic Mentoring programs:
Therapeutic Mentoring Services within both programs include:
Individual and Family Goal PlanningYouth Services staff partner with youth and their parents in goal-setting and subsequent updates (90 days and 6 months). The goals and language used in these plans are agreed upon by all parties.
AdvocacyTherapeutic Mentoring assists families in navigating the many social service systems they and their children use. This could mean attending an IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting at school or going to Family Court for a PINS (Person in Need of Supervision) violation. Family caseworkers help parents’ and youth’s voices be heard in sometimes overwhelming circumstances.
Case ManagementWorking with families, we help identify needs and help families connect to other agencies that provide services, such as individual or family therapy, domestic violence counseling, anger management classes, parenting classes, respite services, job skills and training.
Mentoring and Parent GuidanceCentral to our effectiveness is the relationship we build with both the youth and his or her family. Time is spent to develop a trusting relationship in order to empower youth and their families to make better and healthier choices.
Youth DevelopmentParticipation in healthy and productive recreation and other activities allow youth outlets for positive interactions and skill development. Activities include:
Community Service Projects
Outdoor Activities: apple picking, fishing, games and sports
Work Exploration Projects
Bowling at Helen Newman Lanes at Cornell
Trips to the YMCA and Science Center