Entries by Youth First

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6th Annual Warrick County Cares

I CARE Awards Breakfast    To be held Friday, May 10th, 8:30-9:30 am Newburgh Chandler Public Library, 4111 Lakeshore Dr., Newburgh The 6th annual Warrick County Cares (WCC) I CARE Awards Breakfast will be held to honor organizations, youth and individuals that go above and beyond to serve the Warrick County community and contribute to […]

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Youth First Prevention Model Embedded in Local Schools Supports Social and Emotional Needs of Students

This school year, 1,339 students have benefitted from a new partnership between Youth First and Orleans Community Schools and Springs Valley Community Schools. Both Orange County school corporations have welcomed a Youth First Social Worker in their buildings to serve the social and emotional well-being of students. Youth First also launched two Family First programs […]

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Old National Bank Foundation to Award $50,000 to Youth First, Inc.

Gift Supports the Social and Emotional Needs of Students in Multiple Indiana Counties April 30, 2019 Old National Bank Foundation has committed $25,000 per year for two years to Youth First, Inc. to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of students in Daviess, Gibson, Orange, Posey, and Vanderburgh counties. A check presentation was held on […]


Managing Test Anxiety

By Laura Arrick, LCSW – April 30, 2019 It is a very busy time of year in local schools. ISTEP and ILEARN have taken over the past couple of months. Finals and end-of-year exams will closely follow. These tests can bring about a lot of pressure and stress for our students. Learning how to manage […]


Values in Today’s Society

Teresa Mercer, LCSW, LCAC – April 23, 2019 Upholding Values in Today’s Society By Teresa Mercer, Youth First, Inc. I have worked with people of all ages, and that has given me the unique experience of learning about the different value systems of many people. It has been very interesting to listen to every person’s […]


Youth First Honors Students and Educators at Annual Fundraiser

Youth First’s Passport to Adventure Auction, presented by Edward Jones, was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Evansville on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Guests enjoyed a live and silent auction, program and awards reception. The awards reception was sponsored by Deaconess Health System. Young people and supporters who have benefitted from or advocated for […]


Binge-Watching and Your Brain

By, Diane Braun We all know that sitting for long periods of time isn’t good for your body, but what does sitting in front of the television do to your brain? A recent conversation with a colleague made me curious about this phenomenon called “binge-watching.” Binge-watching is defined as watching between two and six episodes […]