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YAP Staff Join Other Community Leaders in TX for Engage and Excel Conference

YAP Staff Join Other Community Leaders in TX for Engage and Excel Conference

  • 9/20/2017 3:35:00 PM
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A team of Texas YAP Leaders spent the past few days participating in the Engage and Excel Conference, hosted by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. The conference is for community leaders, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and stakeholders from across Texas who are engaged in improving their local behavioral health systems. Participants come together to share best practices, inspire collaboration, and learn from each other.Thanks to our YAP team who represented us: Darci Port...
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SFYS Engages in System-Wide Collaboration to Reach Teens in Tarrant County

  • 9/20/2017 1:42:00 PM
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Santa Fe Youth Services, led by YAP Vice President Virginia Hoft, is part of a system-wide collaboration in Tarrant County focused on increasing resilience and improving outcomes for youth.  This OP-ED talks about the Reaching Teens program, developed by Dr. Ken Ginsberg and implemented by Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County.  Ginsberg said in his report on the 3-year program, "The most important ingredient youth need to thrive are adults who care about them deeply and who ...
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Harris County (TX) Back to School Bash

  • 8/25/2017 5:10:00 PM
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Harris County Advocate Program and YES Waiver Program collaborated to provide a “Back to School Bash” for their local community.  The event was a big success.  Youth gained additional knowledge on conflict resolution for the school year, alcohol prevention, positive affirmations, social skills, and anxiety management techniques.  Advocates engaged their young people in various activities and really supported the excitement of starting another school year. Addition...
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Brazos County Gives Back

Brazos County Gives Back

  • 4/24/2017 11:40:00 AM
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Youth, families and staff from YAP's program in Brazos County TX honored Earth Day by picking up trash in the block around their program office. Together they were able to collect 10 bags of trash and learn a little about Earth day and social responsibilities.
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Mental Illness Feels Like...

Mental Illness Feels Like...

  • 5/16/2016 1:50:00 PM
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Ambroseanda, a Community Living Specialist from our behavioral health program in Harris County, TX shared her experiences with a mental health condition as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month's #mentalillnessfeels like campaign.Impulsiveness, racing thoughts, mania, depression, isolation, self-medicating, manipulation, anger, anguish, and emptiness in the pit of my soul that could not be filled because I had no Idea where to begin to get help. I felt like the only person going thru these emo...
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