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Harris County YAP YES Waiver Program Holds Cure Stigma Mental Health Awareness Carnival

Harris County YAP YES Waiver Program Holds Cure Stigma Mental Health Awareness Carnival

  • 5/29/2018 8:31:00 AM
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To promote Mental Health Awareness, YAP's YES Waiver Program in Harris County, TX held a "Cure Stigma" Carnival for youth and their parents.  Program staff and other individuals volunteered their assistance and time and funding for the event was provided by a local golf tournament - HEB Tournament of Champions.  The event included: Carnival food:  popcorn, Frito pies, chili cheese dogs, cotton candy, cracker jacks, cookies and drinks Activities:  Basketball...
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Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

  • 5/21/2018 9:54:00 AM
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Anyone who believes in jailing troubled kids and teens should have been at City Hall in Philadelphia last week. One young woman, Qilah, testified, “People should have asked me why I was late to school or not showing up, but no one asked me, they just took me away.”YAP National Policy Director Shaena Fazal and Regional Leader Randall Sims participated in the hearing and spoke about YAP's history of successfully keeping high-risk kids at home and away from juvenile detention a...
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YAP Board Member Receives National Bar Association’s Heman Sweatt Award

  • 5/3/2018 9:20:00 AM
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Congratulations to Randolph Stone, YAP board member and University of Chicago Clinical Professor of Law, on his most recent recognition - an award from the National Bar Association.  He is a lifelong advocate for the underrepresented and we are proud to have him on our board of directors.  Read more in this University of Chicago Law School article.   
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