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DCCA DYS Family & Youth Enhancement Program

FAMILY & YOUTH ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (F&YEP) is a multi-faceted program under the Division of Youth Services which aims to provide preventative and supportive activities that would assist youths and families in the CNMI in developing sustainable basic skills. Thus, eliminates at-risk behaviors and promote opportunities for more positive lifestyle, enhancing their capacity to make healthier life choices and achieve self-sufficiency.

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Eligibility:

1.  Victims of child abuse and neglect and their family members
2.  Juveniles detained at the Juvenile Detention facility and their family members
3.  Juveniles placed on probation and their family members
4.  Homeless Individuals and families
5.  Youth at risk
6.  Parents at risk
7.  Youth in general (prevention)
8.  Adults in general (prevention)

Documents:

1.Youth Sessions & Parenting Classes:  Program Registration Form
2.  Volunteer Program:  Complete application with following requirements (Copy of ID, copy of health insurance card/Medicaid and police clearance if over the age of 18.)
3.  After School Program:  Complete application with following requirements (Copy of school ID or Birth Certificate, copy of health insurance card and health certificate).
4.  Summer Youth Empowerment Camp:  Complete camp registration with requirements (Copy of ID or birth certificate and copy of health insurance card)

Fees:

NONE

Services:

A.  YOUTH EVIDENCE BASED- Group sessions

1.  Aggression Replacement Training® (ART)

  • Youth Age: 13 – 17yrs. Old:   12 week  Programs   

  • Social Skills

  • Anger Control

  • Moral Reasoning  
     

2.  BOTVIN Life Skills® – Substance Abuse Prevention Program

  • Youth Age 13 – 17 yrs. old – 12 week sessions.

  • Drug Resistance Skills

  • Personal Self-Management Skills

  • Positive Social Skills

3.  Matrix® – Teen Intervene

  • Intervention with Substance-Abusing Adolescents

  • Youth Age 13 – 21 yrs. old; 16 weeks program with possible 12 months extended care.  

  • Lifestyle Changes

  • Relapse Prevention

  • Family Involvement

B.  DYS KCC & TYC AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (5 - 17 years old)

The program is designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, physical health and cultural awareness, reduce at- risk behaviors, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children and youth.

ASP ACTIVITIES:

1.  Tutoring
2.  Sport & Recreation - Indoor/Outdoor
3.  Field Trips
4.  Educational & Hands on Presentations
5.  Arts & Crafts
6.  Music & Dance
7.  Language
8.  Story time
9.  Computer usage

C.  JUVENILE DETENTION REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

1.  Education
2.  Counseling
3.  Behavioral Modification Program & Canteen
4.  Evidence- based sessions
5.  Life Skills

D.  EVIDENCED- BASED PARENTING CLASSES

1.  Early childhood S.T.E.P 

  • (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting)

  • Parents of children under 6 yrs. old.

  • 7 sessions (2 hrs. per session)
     

2.  Common Sense Parenting

  • Parents or caretakers of children 6-12 yrs. old.

  • 6 Sessions ( 2 hrs. per session)
     

3.  Active Parenting of Teens

  • Parents or caretakers of children 12 yrs. & above.

  • 6 Sessions (2 hrs. per session)
     

4.  Children & Youth Program

  • While parents/care givers are attending the classes, their children are at the children/youth room  participating in scheduled activities offered.
     

E.  DYS KAGMAN COMMUNITY CENTER, PARENT RESOURCE ROOM

1.  Provides resources and case manage families with children with disabilities.  Services include but not limited to; referrals for counseling, transportation assistance, medical health, and any services the family may need.

2.  Provides training and information to program participants.

Other Services:

Case Management:

1.  Housing
2.  Education
3.  Employment
4.  Skills Training

The community resource directory information is up to date to the best of our knowledge. However, you should always call the provider to confirm this information and make an appointment. Be sure to confirm payment information with the provider, if payment is required. We do not rate, recommend or endorse any agency. We simply provide information as a public service. (Information from 211info.org)

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