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Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

What Gibson County says about Youth First

“When I connected with others through Youth First, I began to fill the holes in my heart with new, positive people. My confidence grew as well as my self-worth. I wore my battle scars as a code of honor, even though every day was still a struggle. But without those scars, who would I be today?”

“I used to be on the wrong path. Youth First’s Reconnecting Youth program helped me understand that talking, being honest, and making school a priority will help me in the long run. My plans for the future are now completely different from what they used to be. I am going to college for a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and management. I hope to become a resort manager.”

Gibson County Partners

Gibson Calendar

April 22
5:00 pm

Silver Lining Gala Celebrating Youth First’s 25th Anniversary

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Prevention Coalition

Caring Communities of Gibson County is the Local Coordinating Council for Gibson County. This designation comes from approval by the State of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, which monitors county fees collected on drug and alcohol-related charges in the courts system. The LCC has the authority to grant these funds annually to county-based prevention, treatment and law enforcement agencies through a grant application process.  For more information about the grant application, please contact Diane Braun.

Contact Diane Hornby for more information.

Prevention Coalition

Caring Communities of Gibson County organizes and involves all community members who have a stake in healthy futures for young people.

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Gibson News

Is Your Child Feeling Anxious?

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By Christine Weinzapfel-Hayden, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. Children are creatures of habit. They thrive in calm, consistent, predictable environments. When there is change for them, or even when they have the anticipation of change,…

Cell Phones: What are the Dangers for Your Child?

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By Dawn Tedrow, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. When I was younger, my parents knew who my friends were. They knew their parents, when I would be at their house, and what time I would be returning. If I decided to walk to a different friend’s…

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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By Ashley Underwood, MSW, LCSW, Youth First, Inc. How does one describe a traumatic event? Traumatic is defined as “emotionally disturbing or distressing,” which can vary from person to person, so that question has many answers. “Adverse…

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in
Gibson County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Gibson County, contact Crissy Nunley, Development Director, at cnunley@youthfirstinc.org.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Gibson County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Gibson County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Gibson County, contact Janay Sharp, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Gibson County

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.

Youth First exists to strengthen and transform the lives of young people and their families. Youth First Social Workers provide specialized mentoring and caring support to students in partnering schools, readily available to assess and address students, family and school needs. Youth First prevention programs give kids the readiness, resiliency, and relationship skills needed to face life’s challenges.

Youth First in Gibson County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Gibson County, contact Janay Sharp, Regional Development Officer.

Find out more about Youth First Social Workers available in Gibson County