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Strengthening Children, Families and Communities


Services that Impact

We Fight to Keep Children and Families Safe

By Providing Mental Health Solutions

Using a broad network of highly trained, experienced and caring clinicians we offer Individual and Family Counseling to address trauma, abuse, neglect, behavioral problems, conflict resolution, anger management, depression, grief, anxiety, and stress. Additionally, we offer 1) Parent Circle which promotes parenting skills through networking; 2) After-School and Summer Camp for children; and 3) Crisis Mitigation Support.

a System of Care Initiative

Promoting Bright and Healthy Futures
the strength of a School-Justice Partnership

Our school based mental health solutions provide access to trauma informed and responsive services to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth. A secondary goal of this program is to empower disenfranchised racial and ethnic minority communities to sustain youth violence prevention efforts by establishing social cohesion, redefining shared norms, and promoting community systems alignment through collective impact.


    Counseling

    Individual, Group & Family

    Childhood and adolescent years bring unique developmental challenges. When children are unable to negotiate emotions and experiences that interfere with their development, counseling can provide a safe space in which to address individual thoughts feelings and emotions.

    Mentoring

    Individual & Group

    Center for Evidence Based Mentoring evaluations of youth mentoring programs demonstrate mentoring provides children with an opportunity to improve academic performance, reduce behavioral infractions, and are more likely to attend higher education.

    Community Room

    Students's receive an opportunity to explore Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills that promote a safe and healthy learning environment. This opportunity provides a safe space to explore impactful de-escalation strategies and conflict resolution skills.

    Students’ Care Team includes a Care Coordinator, Therapist, and Mentoring coach. Through this program students have access to 1) Therapy; 2) Mentoring a 3) Community Room ; 4) daily mentoring; and 5) crisis intervention services. This program is currently offered to students attending one of our participating schools, which are: Mundy’s Mill High School, Drew High School, Babb Middle School and Lovejoy Middle School.

    The development of our county’s School-Justice Partnership (SJP) was guided by Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) core strategies. It led to the implementation of court programs to promote alternatives to traditional detention that have proven more successful in rehabilitation and restoration. Today our SJP-TA provides consultation to more than 50 requesting jurisdictions interested in replicating Clayton’s nationally recognized and lauded SJP.

    The team consists of our partners in the Clayton County Public Schools, local law enforcement, and the Clayton County Juvenile Court. To date, we have worked with small, rural jurisdictions and very large stakeholder groups, including Los Angeles County and New York City. We have even provided consultation to the nation of Tajikistan in the development of its juvenile justice system and worked with officials from the state of Victoria, Australia. Most of the jurisdictions with whom we have worked have successfully implemented their own school – justice partnerships and have enjoyed outcomes similar to those we have experienced in reducing school- based arrests, all while enhancing the safety and climate in their schools. As each jurisdiction is different, we approach each TA project using a results – based accountability framework, recognizing the results will be unique to that jurisdiction’s circumstances, needs, and objectives.