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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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Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

  • 4/20/2018 1:05:00 PM
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On May 12, 2018 the Gettysburg F.O.E. #1562 Eagle Riders Group is hosting a Rolland Rock for Autism benefit for the Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) ASSET Program. The event includes a ride (roll) followed by an after party and concert (rock) at the Gettysburg Moose Park.9:30 - Registration10:30 - KSU (kickstands up)3-8pm - After Party featuring Emily's ToyboxAdvance tickets for the event are $15 and $20 at the door.  More information is available on the group's event...
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YAP Board Member Received UNLV Community-Based Research Award

  • 4/19/2018 12:15:00 PM
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Alexis Kennedy, YAP Board member and Criminal Justice Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), was recently honored with a 2018 Community-Based Research Award for a study that interviewed survivors of human trafficking.   In her research, she sought the input of these exploited youth, to get insight into their needs, their experience and what they might recommend for serving their population.  "They are the true content experts in this area but are rarely aske...
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