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Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

Join the Campaign to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion of Kids in Schools

  • 6/26/2013 11:37:00 AM
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Each day, children are at risk of being injured and traumatized by the use of restraint and seclusion procedures in schools across the United States. These procedures offer no therapeutic or educational value, and have been shown to produce emotional trauma, physical harm and even death. Join YAP and the "Stop Hurting Kids Campaign" in calling for an end to restraint and seclusion in schools.Stop Hurting Kids is the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. It was develo...
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High Fashion Helps High Risk Girls

  • 5/6/2013 5:43:00 AM
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Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00pm at The Bonnell Building, Community College of Philadelphia for "A Walk Down a Different Path", Philadelphia YAP's 6th Annual Fashion Show for young women who have a history of trouble with the law. "These events give our young women the opportunity to stand before friends and loved ones while displaying their talents, instead of standing before a judge," says the event organizer, Tawaina Reed, Assistant Director of PYAP's Day Treatment/Aftercare Progr...
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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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Advocating for PA Families

  • 5/2/2013 11:28:00 AM
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YAP's newly released paper "Preserving Resources for Pennsylvania's Families with Children with Behavioral Health Challenges" highlights how Pennsylvania's behavioral health rehabilitation services (BHRS) are critical for families who need support for children with behavioral health challenges and how the threat of more budgetary cuts will devastate them. "BHRS strengthens families. With support, families can stay together; both parents are more likely to be able to work; placement in a more res...
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MERGE Graduation in Atlantic County, NJ

  • 5/2/2013 11:28:00 AM
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The MERGE program in Atlantic County, NJ celebrated the graduation of 19 members on Tuesday. See coverage from a local television station
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