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Youth First

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 Ashley Davis, 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 Ellie Meade, 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 Ellie Meade, Regional Development Officer.

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

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 Braun 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

By Beth Greene, MSW – September 10, 2019 More grandparents than ever are stepping up to take care of and raise their grandchildren. There are many different reasons grandparents are assuming the role of caretaker. It may be due to the death or absence of the children’s parents, the financial situation of the parents, or […]

By Emily Sommers, MSW – September 3, 2019 Mindfulness, simply put, means paying attention to the present. It means taking a step back and noticing the world around you and paying attention to your thoughts and feelings. With practice, mindfulness can help both adults and children cope with stress and anxiety, and it has been […]

By Lori Powell, LCSW – Aug. 27, 2019 When I first began working as a Youth First Social Worker at an elementary school in 2017, I noticed the children enjoyed being welcomed by a stuffed animal cat in the mornings to promote a great start to their day. I have always kept various stuffed animals […]

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