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South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Expands, Offering Behavioral Health Services to More Adults -- as well as Children

South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Expands, Offering Behavioral Health Services to More Adults -- as well as Children

  • 8/24/2018 11:47:00 AM
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By William Cameron, Program Director, South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Working in behavioral health in a small community has many rewards. The biggest is running into former clients. Not long ago, I happened to see Victoria, an 18-year-old who was in treatment a few years ago. I told her I’d heard she just finished high school and is off to college. It was true. She plans to major in nursing.  I work for South Carolina Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., also known as YAP,...
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Keep Kids In School and Out of Jail

Keep Kids In School and Out of Jail

  • 10/14/2014 4:46:00 AM
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"As is true of most children who have contact with the juvenile justice system, T.L.’s problems started in school. What if administrators in his high school had employed a positive discipline approach and tried to re-engage him with school rather than expel him?"This op-ed from Greenville Online suggests that many kids end up in the juvenile justice system due to overly punitive school policies. Our YAP program in Greenville, SC is cited for its work with one of these students, T.L.  READ MORE
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YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

YAP South Carolina Autism Conference

  • 5/6/2013 5:16:00 AM
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Note from Southeast President and Deputy CEO Dorienne SilvaOn April 24, 2013 Youth Advocate Program celebrated Autism Acceptance month through hosting the conference "Rethinking Autism" in Greenville, South Carolina.  Parents, teachers, self-advocates, human service professionals and local police explored new and positive ways of living and working together with autism by celebrating neuro-diversity. Our presenters raised the bar of expectations rather than focus on limitations caused by au...
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YAP Presents

YAP Presents "Rethinking Autism"

  • 11/28/2012 11:07:00 AM
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On April 24, 2013, YAP will present a state-of-the art conference titled "Rethinking Autism" in Greenville, SC.  The day-long event includes sessions that will guide attendees to explore new and positive ways of living and working with autism and appreciating neurodiversity. Attendees will acquire a powerful new lens through which to view the experience of autism, and practical suggestions about how to provide effective, respectful accommodations and supports.
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