Community Outreach, Education and Awareness
In the midst of state agency budget reductions, we offer these services to local, state and federal agencies to provide community outreach and education awareness in the form of community meetings and presentations to the Faith, Nonprofit, Corporate, Rotary, Kiwanis, Fraternities, Sororities and many other Social and Civic organizations throughout the state of Georgia.
The Family Center (Community Health)
The Family Center is designed to provide culturally relevant mental and behavioral health services for youth and families. These services include outreach education, identification, assessment and treatment for some of the common diagnosis for children which include Anxiety Disorder NOS, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder with mixed disturbance of emotions and Conduct, Separation Anxiety Disorder. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Combined Type, ADHD predominantly hyperactive Impulsive Type, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Impulse control disorder NOS, Conduct Disorder+, family issues and co-occurring disorders to name a few. We are seeing more cases of youth who have suicidal ideations and attempted suicide. The medical physician will only prescribe medication as a last resort for stabilization.
Families First-Family Preservation
(DJJ, Child Welfare, Foster Care)
These are culturally relevant services that are short-term, family-focused and designed to assist families in crisis by improving parenting and family functioning while keeping children safe and in their home environment.
Mary M. Wilson Female Youth Development Center (Community Health, DJJ)
These culturally relevant and gender specific services are designed to increase resiliency and protective factors of high risk female youth ages 8-16 on the significant public health concerns regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco and other substances. They will learn about other substances and how they are linked to a wide range of academic, social, and health problems and to reduce the likelihood that these youth will use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
The Non-Violence Project for Youth (DJJ)
These culturally relevant services are designed for youth ages 8 to 16 who have demonstrated characteristics of violent behaviors. Services include aggression replacement training, counseling, and peer to peer training. Services are both short term and long term.
Male Youth Development Center (Community Health, DJJ)
These culturally relevant and gender specific services are designed to increase resiliency and protective factors of high risk male youth ages 8-16 on the significant public health concerns regarding the use of alcohol tobacco alcohol , tobacco and other substances They will learn about other substances and how they are linked to a wide range of academic, social, and health problems and to reduce the likelihood that these youth will use alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
STRANDED (Sex Trafficking Response And Education Division)
These culturally relevant prevention services are designed to educate youth between the ages of 12-18 on how to identify and avoid situations and individuals who lure them into human trafficking. We also will provide escape services for youth who are victims.
HIV Prevention for Youth (Community Health)
These culturally relevant prevention, intervention and education awareness services are designed for youth ages 15-18 who may be engaged in same sex intercourse and who are members of racial minorities groups. This group has been identified as being included in the group with the highest infection rates. Our underlying message to youth is abstinence.