Outpatient Registered Nurse

 

Job Title:         Outpatient Registered Nurse

Reports to:      Chief Clinical Officer

Department:    Outpatient

Exempt:           No

Position Overview:

The Outpatient Registered Nurse is responsible for providing medical services to clients. The Registered Nurse (RN) will assist with prescription medication education and prescription verification. The RN will work closely with the Psychiatrist and Outpatient team to provide clients with the utmost competency and care. RN will take vitals, perform behavioral assessments, and prepare documentation, including billing, of RN services to Medicaid.  The RN will also assist with staff consultation and crisis intervention.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of medical treatment and illness of youth, adolescents, and adults.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, models, and procedures of physical/mental/emotional/behavioral dysfunctions.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for medical instruction for individual purposes.
  • Knowledge of nursing ethics.

Skills:

  • Giving full attention to what people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, and actively looking for ways to help or improve client care
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problems – solving and decision – making.

Abilities:

  • Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to handle and provide solutions to problems.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities: Occupation specific tasks and the most important generalized work activities are listed for Registered Nurse:

  • Work closely with Psychiatrist in the verification and/or education of prescription medication.
  • Provide episodic and emergency care while on site as needed.
  • Conduct nursing assessments of clients
  • Responsible for documenting all youth, adolescent, and adult interactions regarding nursing interventions. This includes health education, and first aid and emergency/episodic care.
  • Take client vitals; to include performing health screenings and questionnaires
  • Works closely with Outpatient team in achieving client satisfaction and top-notch care
  • Completes behavioral assessments, and completes all required documentation and billing to Medicaid
  • Staff consultation and assistance with crisis intervention
  • Responsible for completion of personal training objectives within established timeframes.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Registered Nurse with six (6) months related experience working in a mental health/residential facility with various mental health and other medical issues. Must be continuously licensed, certified, or registered, as required by law, rule, policy, and the Department of Health in the State of Florida, as a Registered Nurse. RN must have an active and clear Florida license in accordance with chapter 464, F.S.

 

Mathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability

Basic and/or advanced computational skills may be necessary.

 

Physical Demands

This is a sedentary position, and the incumbent will be required to sit approximately 70 percent of the time.  Little to moderate lifting of less than 25 lbs. may be required.

 

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Clinical Director

 

Job Title:         Clinical Director

Reports to:      President/Chief Executive Officer

Department:    Clinical Programs

Exempt:           Yes

 

 

Position Overview

The Director of Programs is responsible for the administration, planning, provision, consultation, and evaluation of Family Link Program, Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, Transitional Living Program and Residential Therapists services, including training and supervision of multidisciplinary professionals.  This can include direct client care. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The most important knowledge, skills, and abilities are listed for Director of Programs:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological or social work research methods; and the assessment and counseling modalities of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, theories, models, methods, and procedures for counseling of physical/mental/emotional/behavioral dysfunctions in the capacity of individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for psycho-educational instruction for group counseling and the measurement of training effects.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Knowledge of counseling/social work ethics.
  • Knowledge of effective management tools needed for positive outcomes from staff supervised.

Skills:

  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct the progress of therapeutic services. The ability to encourage others towards common and individual goals and to motivate others to follow.
  • Demonstrated expertise in crisis management, crisis intervention, and case management. Ability to work collaboratively and provide leadership within agency setting Demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative and comprehensive therapeutic programs including goal setting and program evaluation and assessment.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Occupation specific tasks and the most important generalized work activities are listed for Director of Programs.

  • Ensure that programs deliver high quality services and training that are consistent with the agency mission, that supervision of staff is ethically sound, and that services provided are legally and ethically appropriate. Provide outreach services to YCC stakeholders to ensure services are effective; as needed, develop new relationships with community agencies as needed to ensure deliverables are met.

 

  • Lead, manage, coach, mentor, train, and develop employees to become highly effective in their roles to provide high quality services as well as, meet their specific program and role requirements.

 

  • Ensures compliance with all standards and regulations established by funders and regulators. Ensure program staff are meeting quality assurance standards (including training requirements), as required by the Florida Network, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, United Way, ACHA, Managed Medical Assistance companies as well as, the accrediting organization of COA. Provide QA review of clinical documentation. Participate in annual reviews as a peer reviewer for the FL Network of Youth and Family Services.

 

  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Department, participate in interviewing, hiring, corrective action, and performance evaluations of all supervised staff.

 

  • To facilitate communication and teamwork, meet on a regular basis with leads, supervisors, and managers to discuss agency developments, address issues, solicit ideas for quality improvement, and provide training on operational issues.

 

  • Serve as leader within the management team

 

  • Provide training in designated subjects for new and existing employees; provide individual training and supervision to interns; participate in formal and informal training of non-residential staff and residential staff. 

 

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives by utilizing the individualized service delivery plan in keeping with the purpose of the program.

 

  • As needed, provide therapeutic services to clients under the Outpatient Behavioral Health program and maintain records in accordance with AHCA/Medicaid standards and Council on Accreditation.

 

  • Ensure Outpatient Behavioral Health program works towards budgeted revenue and analyzes reasons for any loss. This is to be reported to the CEO on a minimum of a monthly basis.

 

  • Responsible for Medicaid billing

 

  • Responsible for completion of training objectives within established timeframes.

 

  • All other duties assigned.

Education and Experience:

Must be licensed in the State of Florida as a LMHC or LCSW with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Florida Department of Education; must be a Qualified Supervisor with the FL Board for licensure; minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical service delivery and minimum of one (2) years of leadership experience required. Experience in the provision of services under Medicaid required. Experience with Electronic Health Records highly preferred.

Mathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability

Basic and/or advanced computational skills may be necessary.

Physical Demands

This position requires walking, standing, about 30% of the time and sitting approximately 70% of the time.  Little to moderate lifting of less than 25 lbs. may be required.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

 

 

 

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Local CrossFit Gym Pays Tribute to Suicide Prevention During Pandemic

“Fight to Flourish” competition amongst athletes and teen participants will be held January 16, 2021

 

December 14, 2020 — Jacksonville, FL — CrossFit Salt de Terre, a female owned and operated CrossFit gym located just outside Riverside, in the up and coming Railyard District, will be hosting its first annual “Fight to Flourish” competition on January 16, 2021. This competition aims to build awareness about teen suicide by honoring the memory of Cora Schryver, a 13 year old CrossFitter from Ojai, CA, who took her life in 2018. To register for this event click here.

Proceeds from “Fight to Flourish” will benefit the Youth Crisis Center of Jacksonville, FL, in an effort to upgrade the facility’s recreation center. The mission of the Youth Crisis Center is to build a healthier community by empowering young people and families to rise above adversity. CrossFit Salt de Terre aims to give back to the Jacksonville community inside and outside the gym. Members are invited to participate in quarterly give back events for a variety of causes.

Maintaining one’s mental health during this pandemic has been difficult for all ages and suicide rates among adults and teens have gone up during this time. The community at CrossFit Salt de Terre believes in continuing the conversation surrounding this topic in the hopes of saving lives, especially the lives of our youth.

 “The team at CrossFit Salt de Terre prides itself in its involvement within the Jacksonville community. We are passionate about health and wellness, physically and mentally, as the two are interchangeable. Our hope is that this event will rally both the CrossFit community, as well as the Jacksonville community to honor those whose lives have been affected by teen suicide, while providing a healthy outlet to engage the public,” said Amy Saltmarsh, owner and head coach of CrossFit Salt de Terre.

All “Fight to Flourish” workouts will be partner style and appropriate for adults and teens of all ages and abilities. Teams can compete in an Adult Only or an Adult + Teen division. Participants will compete in a series of five workouts over the course of the day, and top performers will earn a spot on the podium!

Tickets are $40 per team which includes participation in the competition and a t-shirt.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and appreciated.

For more information about the first annual “Fight to Flourish” competition and CrossFit Salt de Terre, please email Amy Saltmarsh, Owner, at hello@saltdeterre.com.

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About CrossFit Salt de Terre:

The foundation of any CrossFit gym starts with the people and is built on community. At CrossFit Salt de Terre, a supportive group of coaches and peers will help you along your journey to becoming faster and stronger. We will be there to celebrate your triumphs and help you through your setbacks. CrossFit Salt de Terre aims to give back to the Jacksonville community inside and outside the gym. Members are invited to participate in quarterly give back events for a variety of causes. To start your journey, visit https://saltdeterre.com/.

Youth Crisis Center opens emergency shelter for young adults, House of Hope

Jacksonville, FL., December 8, 2020 –  There is now another option for young adults in Northeast Florida in search of a place to live in the middle of a crisis. After three years of planning, the Youth Crisis Center is pleased to announce the opening of the House of Hope. The House of Hope will serve as an emergency shelter for young adults 18-24, including those who belong to the LGBTQIA+ community. The House of Hope is expected to provide short-term services for about 125 young adults a year for 30 days. This program was made possible due to the partnership with Changing Homelessness, JASMYN, and the amazing help of donors and volunteers at the Youth Crisis Center.

During their stay, staff will help residents with the following:

– Life skills training                           – Connection for stable and permanent housing

– Mental health counseling          – Academic monitoring and support

– Access to medical care                – Career development training

The House of Hope includes nine rooms hosting one bed each, a full kitchen, dining hall, private counseling room, life skills training space, sanctuary garden, and a communal gathering space. Each room of the House of Hope is furnished and decorated all thanks to the help of our wonderful donors.

“The House of Hope is needed in this community because statistically the national average of homelessness is 40% as it pertains to the LGBTQ community.”

Kim Sirdevan, the President and CEO of the Youth Crisis Center says rate of homelessness is much higher in Jacksonville. Sirdevan feels the House of Hope can serve as the safe space for the young adults to go to that will offer free services and housing, but an opportunity for them to further their skills for leading to self-sufficiency. The House of Hope is based on being gender neutral, emergency crisis care and with the specific services targeted at homeless young adults. That model is based on the programs YCC already offers on campus like the Residential Crisis Care Program which serves minors and the long-term housing program called Touchstone Village surviving 18-21 year olds. After examining what YCC already offers, it was determined what our community was lacking was the emergency shelter capacity serving the homeless young adults.

About Youth Crisis Center

Founded in 1974 as Florida’s first runaway program, the Youth Crisis Center’s emphasis on care is for those who have been exposed to traumatic situations such as divorce, homelessness, relocation, bullying, loss of life, and abuse. YCC provides a variety of services such as short-term residential crisis care, outpatient therapy, skills-based groups for children and their parents, and transitional living programming for young adults.  For more information visit http://www.youthcrisiscenter.org/

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Surviving a family crisis

A family crisis can occur when the family has to change. According to research, a threat to the family’s organization, structure, or culture can cause a crisis.  There are several types of family crisis: Death of a family member, loss of a job, natural disaster etc. Not all crises are necessarily negative, even a good change may become a crisis, such as the birth of a baby, retirement, children leaving the home, having a new brother or sister, or adoption.  

What deems a crisis is the perception of the family and/or family member to the event, change, or circumstances that are occurring.  According to research, families that are often immobilized by stress often have more arguments, may lack cohesiveness and openness among members, lack family activities or quality time together and lack positive communication/conflict management skills. Children will tend to become more stressed and they may show this by displaying more emotional and behavioral problems such as getting into more trouble at home and or at school, experience more sleep disturbances, have trouble paying attention, become more quiet and withdrawn, and often show more signs of worry and anxiety.

Family therapy can be a wonderful tool for families to engage in work on the family dynamic interaction and system as a whole. Families who engage in therapy can help to strengthen their relationship by learning conflict resolution skills, supportive communication, and gain an understanding of one another’s temperaments and perspectives. Parents can also be given psychoeducation regarding positive child behavioral management techniques as well.

Youth Crisis Center’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Program

 

The Youth Crisis Center was founded in 1974 as Florida’s first run-away program and has grown to be one of the largest and best-known providers of services for youth and families. Nationally recognized as setting a standard in youth services, YCC has been ranked as one of the top five programs in the United States by the Youth Policy Institute in Washington D.C. Throughout the past 46 years, YCC has helped thousands of youth and their families overcome adversity and build stronger relationships. 

 

One of the several programs, YCC offers is Outpatient Behavioral Health. This program provides comprehensive mental health and psychiatric care to kids as young as three and their families. Parents may also receive individual and family counseling regardless if their child is a client at YCC.

 

 

 

 

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Communication in the Family

How can parents help their kids feel comfortable talking to them?

  • One of the greatest ways a can parent help their kid open up communication with them is through learning and nailing the art of validation. The dictionary defines validation as “the recognition or affirmation that a person, their feelings, or opinions are valid or worthwhile.” Validation kindly communicates that you want and are trying to “get” them or their perspective and that their thoughts and feelings are understandable. Reflecting back to your child in your own words a summary or a paraphrase of what they have communicated is a great way of demonstrating that you are listening. It is also an opportunity for the child or teen to clarify what they are saying. Validation is experienced through eye contact, empathy, attentiveness, and a genuine heart to understand rather than get a point across.
  • Your child or teen has a deep and immeasurable need to be known in this way. Often times fear or need for control will hijack such conversations and a parent will feel pressure to use the moment to get information, solve a problem, or lecture to instill a lesson or character trait. To the Youth, this feels like a selfish exchange on part of the parent and in many ways it is. A lecture is actually meeting the parent’s need at that moment and not the child’s, even though this usually comes from a place of good intention. The more you practice validation, the more your sense of when your child needs validation more than anything else will become more apparent. Therapists are also happy and ready to help you learn this skill if you need some help!

How to be open with your parents.

Kids, if you would like to be more open with your parents and feel more heard on things that are super important to you or sensitive in nature, sometimes it is helpful to set up a conversation for success by choosing a good time as much as possible and stating your need. For example, “Dad, I want to talk to you about something important and I need you to please (listen well, not interrupt, sit and talk in my room for a bit, etc). This gives your parent a chance to give feedback about the timing and it alerts them about the importance of the conversation. Sometimes it is really helpful to be respectfully blunt in communication but do make sure to appreciate the difference between being direct about an emotional need vs being demanding.

Benefits of Clear Communication

Clear and direct speaking and listening can prevent an untold number of painful and unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings. Validation and directness in communication build mutual understanding, respect, trust, and ultimately deeper bonding and love between family members.

YCC’s Family Link Program 

The Family Link program provides professional and compassionate short-term, outpatient counseling services to families with children ages 6-17 who are experiencing concerns that could disrupt the health and stability of the family. These services are available at no cost to residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, and Nassau counties through appointments at the child’s school or other community locations. Click to learn more about Family Link and the 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family. All Family Link counseling sessions are confidential. To learn more about services, please call (904) 720-0007.

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CINS/FINS Program Manager

Job Title: CINS/FINS Program Manager 

Reports to: Chief Clinical Officer

Department: Residential/Clinical

Exempt: Yes

 

The CINS/FINS Program Manager is responsible for the administration, planning, provision, and consultation of Residential Therapists, Residential Interns, Family Link Therapists and the Family Link Interns. The CINS/FINS Program Manager is also responsible for the supervision and evaluation of CINS/FINS Therapist and Interns, including training of multidisciplinary professionals. The CINS/FINS Program Manager will be required to lead Outpatient Group therapy on a routine basis, to promote optimum mental and emotional health, with emphasis on prevention.  

CINS/FINS Program Manager Knowledge and Skills 

Knowledge: 

• Knowledge of CINS/FINS Policy and Procedure Manual.

• Knowledge of Residential Crisis Care and Family Link Program and its Functions, including best practices.

• Knowledge of current supervision, including literature, impact of supervisor behaviors on the growth and development of the supervisee, planning, and goal setting.

• Understand the importance of implementing a specific supervisory style that corresponds to the knowledge and skill level of the CINS/FINS therapist/intern and effective management tools needed for positive outcomes from staff and CINS/FINS therapist/intern.

• Knowledge of principles, theories, models, methods, and procedures for counseling of physical/mental/emotional/behavioral dysfunctions in the capacity of individual, family, and group therapy. 

• Knowledge of current Agency Memorandum’s of Understanding (MOU’s) and Contracts.

• Knowledge of the Florida Network for Youth & Families Services, Department of Children and Families, and Department of Juvenile Justice Quality Assurance Standards. 

• Knowledge of Paylocity and/or other HR Scheduling Tools

• Understands the intermediate principles and dynamics of effective collaboration.

• Be familiar with data collection methods and tools for analysis of Residential Crisis Care Program and Family Link components.

• Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological or social work research methods; the assessment and counseling modalities of behavioral and affective disorders; and social work ethics. 

• Knowledge of principles and methods for psycho-educational instruction for group counseling and the measurement of training effects. 

 

 

 

Skills: 

• Facilitate an understanding of the supervisory process that includes the objectives of supervision, the roles of the CINS/FINS therapist/intern, the components of the supervisory process, and a clear description of the assigned tasks and responsibilities.

• Be the primary signatory and reviewer of CINS/FINS therapist/intern files

• Assist the CINS/FINS therapist/intern in formulating goals for the clinical and supervisory processes, as needed, as well as, evaluating CINS/FINS therapist/interns knowledge and impact on clients, and providing skill development and professional growth.

• Assist in the administration of the Family Link Program, and being a consultant to therapists 

• Successfully lead Group therapy sessions on a weekly basis in the Outpatient Behavioral Health Program. Must have demonstrated expertise in crisis management, crisis intervention, and intensive case management, as well as, have a clear and thorough understanding of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 

• Model effective collaboration and communication skills in interdisciplinary teams, and model leadership skills and abilities.

• Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, be able to identify ways to improve program development, and be able to develop and implement innovative therapeutic systems.

• The ability to encourage and motivate others towards common and individual goals and communicate information and ideas effectively,

Position Duties and Responsibilities 

Occupation specific tasks and the most important generalized work activities are listed for CINS/FINS Program Manager:

• Provide training and development that is aligned with the agency mission and best practices to CINS/FINS therapist/interns to become highly effective in their roles to meet their role requirements. Program Manager may also be responsible for the training of new hires and providing training to both non-residential and residential staff members.

• Facilitates monthly clinical supervision, Residential Clinical meeting, and Family Link Meeting to discuss program compliance and clinical cases. Responsible for ensuring that the Residential Clinical Crisis Care Program and Family Link Program delivers high quality services, while maintaining ethical standards.

• Be the  primary signatory and review of CINS/FINS therapist/intern files

• Successfully organize and lead weekly Group Outpatient therapy sessions. Provide individual and family counseling as needed, including case management. Complete all required documentation for such in the client’s file, and close cases within designated timeframe as determined by your supervisor and agency policy. Documented follow-up with clients within seven (7) days of discharge is required. 

• In conjunction with the Quality Assurance Department, ensure compliance with all standards and regulations established by funders and regulators. Ensure program staff are meeting quality assurance standards (including training requirements), as required by the Florida Network, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Families, Jacksonville Children’s Commission, United Way, AHCA, Managed Medical Assistance companies as well as, the accrediting organization of COA.

• Works with the Assistant Director of Residential Services to determine appropriateness of specific referrals concerning significant mental health diagnoses and/or recent inpatient psychiatric admissions for the Residential Crisis Care Program, as well as, communicating daily on any concerns or schedules for the Residential Program.

• Review with CINS/FINS therapists/interns all KidsFirst, DCF, and DV cases weekly regarding progress and plan.  As well as, FYRAC Domestic Violence, FYRAC Probation Respite, CJRG Youth, and United Way youth weekly for Family Link Program compliance and plan. Review clinical documentation and risk assessments. 

• Perform clinical assessments through interviews and observation. Develop measurable goal plans and submit plans and assessments for signature in a timely manner and in accordance with Florida Network standards and agency policy. Complete at a minimum 5 charts audits per month per program and ensure a minimum of 2 peer audits per therapist are completed with corrections made where applicable.

• Managing of the CINS/FINS therapist/interns schedules and time clock system in Paylocity, as well as, establishing an intake schedule and an On-Call Weekend and Holiday Schedule. 

• Enter all required data into JJIS and NETMIS regarding clients in an accurate, complete and timely manner.  

• All other duties assigned.

 

Education and Experience

• Must be licensed in the State of Florida as a LMFT, LMHC, or LCSW with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the Florida Department of Education. Must have experience working with and understanding CINS/FINS policies and procedures. Candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical service delivery and (2) years of leadership experience required.  

 

Mathematical Skills and Reasoning Ability

Basic and/or advanced computational skills may be necessary.

 

Physical Demands 

This is a sedentary position, and the incumbent will be required to sit approximately 70 percent of the time.  Little to moderate lifting of less than 25 lbs. may be required.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

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3 things you can do now to get more involved in your child’s life

Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved in your child’s life? Perhaps you may have wondered if parental involvement is important for children?

No matter what your reason is, Family Link Therapist Sidney Vernon, MSW, has listed a few suggestions below on how you can become more involved in your child’s life. 

How to get more involved in your child’s life:

1. Create routines.

Routines help children to feel safe and provide structure to their lives. To get more involved in your child’s life, consider making new family routines. Some examples include: try to have a family dinner at least three times a week, start a weekly family game night, have a monthly family movie night, or have a family outing

2. Do a daily “check-in.”

To be more involved in your child’s life, try to build a routine of doing a daily “check-in” with your child. Come up with questions to ask your child during your daily check-in time like what was your favorite part of your day, how did you feel today, etc. Some good times to complete a daily check-in are in the car on the way home from school, on the walk home from the bus stop, bedtime, or any other time of day that you are and your child are typically already together.

3. Communication is key!

Communicating with your child is a great way for you to be more involved in their life. Depending on the age of the child, communication looks very different. Young children communicate through play and behaviors. Older children can communicate more through having conversations. If your older child does not feel comfortable talking, you can try writing letters back and forth.

Why to be more involved in your child’s life/ Some benefits may include:

  • Improved attachment / relationship
  • Builds trust
  • Increases your child’s self-esteem
  • Increases your child’s self-confidence
  • May decrease your child’s bad behaviors
  • May increase your child’s school performance

YCC’s Family Link Program

The Family Link program provides professional and compassionate short-term, outpatient counseling services to families with children ages 6-17 who are experiencing concerns that could disrupt the health and stability of the family. These services are available at no cost to residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, St. Johns and Nassau counties through appointments at the child’s school or other community locations. Click to learn more about Family Link and the 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family. All Family Link counseling sessions are confidential. To learn more about services, please call (904) 720-0007.

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Touchstone Village Holiday Wishlist

20-year-old male

  • Gift Card
  • Winter Jacket size Large
  • Shaving Set
  • Twin Size comforter set
  • Anything else you can think of

19-year-old female 

  • Bath & Body Works Body Spray
  • Basketball
  • Black Winter Jacket size X or XL
  • Black Crocs

19-year-old female 

  • Sweater (size S-M)
  • Big Headphones
  • Twin Size Comforter Set
  • Makeup Kit
  • Jewelry
  • Fuzzy boots (size 7)
  • Blazers for Work (size Medium)

20-year-old female

  • Winter Jacket (small)
  • Gift Card
  • Cozy Slippers/Socks (medium)
  • Nail kit
  • Makeup set

19-year-old female

  • Weights – dumb bells
  • Skin Care Products (The ordinary)
  • Winter Jacket (size medium)
  • Gift Card 

19-year-old Female

  • Acrylic Nail Kit Set, portable electric drill
  • Acrylic Artificial Nails
  • Nail training practice hand
  • Poly Gel Kit
  • Gift Card
  • Blazers for work (size medium or small) 

19-year-old Female

  • Weight Scale
  • Tennis Shoes (size 6.5)
  • Body Wash
  • Jeans (size 3)
  • Casual Shirts (size small)

20-year-old female

  • Soul Food Cookbook
  • Gift Card
  • JBL Bluetooth speakers
  • Beats earbuds
  • Cooking set

18-year-old male

  • Shaving Kit
  • Gift Card
  • Clothes (XL shirts or jackets)
  • Socks (large)
  • Watch

The importance of therapy

What is therapy and can it really help people? 

Therapy is designed to assist someone who may be dealing with life stressors that can affect their outlook on life. You can see a mental health profession for a multitude of problems such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, low self-esteem, anger, grief/loss just to name a few. Therapy allows you to talk openly with an unbiased mental health profession. As a mental health profession, we assist our clients in uncovering strengths about themselves and to help them learn new skills in life so they can deal with situations that may impact their life. Therapy not only helps you to deal with what is going on internally but it can boost your physical health as well.

Can therapy be for one person or can the whole family participate? 

Therapy is designed for the individual and their family. Individual therapy is one-on-one and it tackles your needs as a person so that you can handle any obstacles that you may face daily. Family therapy allows for family members to come together and work on any conflict and lack of communication there is amongst one another. At Youth Crisis Center we not only provide individual therapy but strive to have family therapy as well to help address specific issues or concerns they may have.

Is therapy only for someone who is mentally ill? Can therapy tackle more than one issue?

Therapy is not just for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. Everyone needs a positive support system in their life and by talking to a mental health professional regardless of if you have a mental illness or not, it can give you a new perspective on how to deal with certain situations in your life. Therapy can tackle as many issues as you would like to work on. At Youth Crisis Center, our treatment plans are personalized to meet the needs of our patients and there are times where they have more than one issue they would like to work on.

 

YCC’s Family Link Program 

The Family Link program provides professional and compassionate short-term, outpatient counseling services to families with children ages 6-17 who are experiencing concerns that could disrupt the health and stability of the family. These services are available at no cost to residents of Baker, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, and Nassau counties through appointments at the child’s school or other community locations. Click to learn more about Family Link and the 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Family. All Family Link counseling sessions are confidential. To learn more about services, please call (904) 720-0007.

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