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Our mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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

January 29 - April 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Family First Growth – Virtual – 10 Week Program – Starts Jan. 29, 2024

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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 Hornby at the email below.

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.

Contact Diane Braun for More Information

Gibson News

Why is Youth Sports Participation Decreasing?

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By Jordan Nonte, MSW, LSW - February 21, 2024 There are many factors impacting sports and athletes today, including social media, cost to participate, time commitment, and hyper competitiveness. I think anyone could make the argument that…

Supporting Your Anxious Teen through a Panic Attack

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By Hailey Hagan, MSW - February 14, 2024 Anxious teens are vulnerable to experiencing panic attacks, which can be a frightening experience for both the child and the parent/caregiver. According to the National Institute of Mental Health,…

The Power of Small Therapeutic Moments

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By Hannah Gill, MSW, LSW - February 7, 2024 These days it seems like a surprising number of children and teens are under significant stress, and this is likely true for many others in our communities. Research shows that the COVID-19 pandemic…

Our Mission

Youth First’s mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Megan Higgins, Regional Development Officer, at mhiggins@youthfirstinc.org.

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

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Jeremy Adams, 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 by providing evidence-based programs that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, 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 Megan Higgins, Regional Development Officer.

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