Programs & Services 
YCC's client-centered programs promote empowerment and utilize a strength-based approach, include 1) direct services, such as developing positive life skills and 2) advocacy, such as working with family and community members to affect systemic change. YCC offers positive youth development, family involvement programs, alternatives to detention, and a community re-entry component. YCC programs are designed to offer restorative practices and new opportunities to build a stronger community. Participants are offered comprehensive programs through a strength-based model which ultimately creates a safer community. Participants are held accountable and given opportunities to change negative behaviors and circumstances into positive ones. Family Therapy Therapists provide services in the family home. Therapist is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, functional family therapy, strategic family therapy, and solution focused therapy. Individual Therapy Therapists provide services in the home and community. Therapists are skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, brief individual therapy, trauma focused, and inner child therapy. Clinical Mentoring Staff has extensive experience working with youth who have behavioral and mental health concerns. Staff works with youth in the community, in their home, and within the school system. Mentors have ample experience in Co-Occurring, ADD, Bipolar, Conduct Disorder, and Social/Emotional disorders. Social Mentoring: Staff provide youth with services to enhance one's competency and life skills development. Youth are seen in their community as well as exposed to new activities and environments. Youth will be provided with trusting adults to set goals and see them executed. Parent Mentoring Parents are provided with a qualified parent mentor to provide guidance. Parent mentors set goals with parents and help the parents define what is needed to provide a safe and secure home for the family. Family activities/homework is given for each family. Girls Group Psychoeducational gender specific group work. Weekly group meets for 1.5 hours for the duration of 12 weeks. The following topics are discussed: anger management, conflict resolution, self-worth, violence free living, sexuality, using "your" voice, and the power of the woman's intuition. Boys Group Psychoeducational gender specific group work. Weekly group meets for 1.5 hours for the duration of 12 weeks. The following topics are discussed: anger management, conflict resolution, self-worth, violence free living, and the enhancing morals and values as young men. Business Internships Staff works/pairs youth with adults in the workplace to assist in developing positive workforce skills. Staff focus is to allow clients to gain self-worth, self-esteem, positive work ethics, and positive communication skills to retain employment. Youth are given a biweekly stipend for the work they do in local community businesses (minority and small businesses are outreached to for this service). Job Readiness Group The Ready for Work program is a 4 week program meeting 2 times a week. The program addresses topics such as proper attire, conflict in the workplace, how to sell yourself, developing a resume, and assisting youth with applying for jobs ( on-site at possible job location), etc. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) PRP will provide services to children, youth, and adults with are identified with a mental illness. The PRP provides rehabilitation focused services to develop the needed skills to care for themselves and their children, support themselves, and make positive contributions to the community. The PRP is developed to reduce the number of visits to the hospitals and keep youth out of residential treatment.
About the The Youth Care Center, Inc. The Youth Care Center, Inc. (YCC) is a 501c(3) nonprofit agency servicing youth and families throughout the State of Maryland. We offer positive development programs designed to equip our clients' with resources and personal skills to navigate life on an "even playing field." Click here to contact us.
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