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Sponsors Help Harris County, Tx Youth Advocate Programs Get Youth Back to School with New Backpacks

Sponsors Help Harris County, Tx Youth Advocate Programs Get Youth Back to School with New Backpacks

  • 8/23/2018 9:17:00 AM
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Harris County, Tx Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) staff members spent time during a recent staff meeting stuffing 70 backpacks for youth in their programs. The activity was sponsored by Houston-based H-E-B Tournament of Champions’ Build a Backpack program, which donated $2,500 to Harris County YAP for the effort and two other activities.YAP was one of several YES Waiver program providers benefitting from Build a Backpack. YES Waiver providers serve youth who are at risk of being in out-of-ho...
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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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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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