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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 Warrick County says about Youth First

“Without Youth First and [Castle Youth First Social Worker] Mrs. Baker, I would have gone down a very bad path…”

“I’m no longer depressed to the point of suicide–you changed that. I know that I’m not alone now, thanks to you. You saved my life.”

“I want to thank you for all the times that you were there for me. Your support helped me on some of my darkest days. Your advice has helped me get out of tight situations, and I really appreciated your support. I want to thank you for the times you have listened to me and have given me words of encouragement.”

“We could not run this school effectively without Jessie (Youth First Social Worker) and Youth First. It has changed both me and my school.”

Warrick County Partners

Brody Lofton Suicide Awareness Fund

Living Word Christian Church

Warrick Calendar

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

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

February 6 - April 16
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family First Growth at CMOE – 10 Week Program – Starts Feb. 6, 2024

February 7 - April 17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family First Growth at Culver Family Learning Center – 10 Week Program – Starts Feb. 7, 2024

February 21 - May 1
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Family First Success – Boonville Middle School – 10 Week Program – Starts Feb. 21, 2024

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Prevention Coalition

Warrick County Cares‘ vision is to be a community of healthy, productive families, free of drug and alcohol abuse that engage in community and educational activities and present themselves as positive role models, knowing they are people of value and worth.

Contact Keisha Willis at kwillis@youthfirstinc.org for more information.

Prevention Coalition

Warrick County Cares’ vision is to be a community of healthy, productive families, free of drug and alcohol abuse that engage in community and educational activities and present themselves as positive role models, knowing they are people of value and worth.

Contact Marge Gianopoulos for More Information

Warrick News

Feeling Overwhelmed as a Parent: Knowing How to Cope

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By Sarah Elrod, LMHC - February 28, 2024 If you are a working parent, whether it’s full or part time, this article is for you. Have you ever just felt so overwhelmed that you couldn’t breathe? Is it difficult to find a minute for yourself…

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,…

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through 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
Warrick County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Warrick County, contact Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

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

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen youth and families through 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 Warrick County

To book a speaker, support, donate, volunteer, or advocate for Youth First in Warrick County contact Regional Development Officer Megan Higgins.

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