This holiday season, we know it’s become increasingly difficult for people to donate to the causes they support. But with every family’s economic struggle, we also find that teens are having an even harder time communicating about the pressures and issues that come up day after day. That’s why we’ve launched the “Ten for Teens” campaign. For just a $10 donation, you can make a huge difference in the life of a teen who needs support, resources and to be heard.
The SCV Youth Project is an innovative and community-based venture that teaches youth to successfully deal with the concerns they face daily and to avoid high risk behavior such as drug use, violence, dropping out of school and running away. Our aim is to intervene early and often, offering effective prevention to all local students grades, 7 – 12 and their parents.
Some of the services SCV Youth Project provides:
Peer Mentoring One-to-one, confidential support, as it relates to ANY issue (anger, grief, depression, school, family, etc). Mentors meet with students on campus, as often as they request.
Crisis Intervention Peer Mentors are available to respond to crisis calls, within a reasonable time frame, no matter what the issue.
Classroom Presentations These presentations provide information that help students on all levels, from communication, to life skills, to college prep to goal setting. We can tailor presentations, to fit the needs of each campus.
Lunchtime Madness An informal pizza and game party, to help kids become more social on their campus.
Teen 411 Outreach campaign, in alignment with National Awareness Campaigns to educate students about obesity, anti-smoking, suicide prevention, child abuse/neglect prevention, etc.
Support Groups, including but not limited to:
Teenage Grief Group Designed to equip students who have faced the loss of a loved one in their life, whether family or friend, with the skills to deal with their grief, and with a safe place to talk about their loss.
Life Skills Group The goal of this group is to prepare students for the transition to living independently, and covers such topics as moving from the family home, finances, college and career goals, time management and car ownership.
Male Issues Group This group deals specifically with the challenges that young men face today, including: peer pressure, dealing with emotions, respect, handling anger, family relationships, decision making, violence and drugs and alcohol education.
Conflict Resolution Group The goal of this group is to give students the skills they need to effectively and positively deal with conflict in their lives. Anger management, communication, listening and respect are key topics.
Families in Transition Our Families in Transitions Group is very effective in helping students learn to live peacefully within their own family. This group focuses on issues surrounding a change in the family environment, (divorce, blended families, etc.). Teens will be given a chance to talk about family dynamics, roles in the home, healthy communication and how to cope with change and loss. It is currently offered as a bilingual group.
Family Issues The focus of the Family Issues Group is similar to that of that of the Families in Transition, but is not specific to families that are in transition, but applies to all families. Discussion topics will include: how to live peacefully within your family, how to communicate effectively with your family, respect, setting family specific goals, and how to cope with family rules while developing a sense of independence.
Teen Issues Anything goes in this group … co-ed group to discuss all issues that a teen may be facing, from relationships to bullying, drugs/alcohol abuse, sex, grades, family ….
Girls Issues Group This group is designed to guide and support young women through education and mentoring in order to empower them to make healthy lifestyle choices. Topics include relationships, body image, goal setting, decision making, respect, anger management and drugs and alcohol education.
Pregnant Teens Group for pregnant or parenting teens and their partners. The groups focus is to ensure students have the resources they need, gain support from others in their same situation, help with emotional stress around pregnancy or parenting, and a focus on keeping students in school and educated.
Parenting education & support It is our goal to expand our program to include parent education; our staff will provide parenting education and support services to parents. Topics include: communicating with your teen, drug & alcohol use, gang affiliation, how to help your child succeed in school and other relevant issues.
Employment Assistance Do you need help finding a job? We can help you fill out job applications, write a resume, learn interview skills and provide you with tips to get that job you’re looking for.
Educational Assistance Our staff is available to help students and families navigate through the school system, fill out college applications and assist with tutoring on a case by case basis, if staffing permits.
Family Mediation Sometimes sitting down and working out problems as a family can be difficult. Our staff is available to help families find solutions to their current circumstances and begin to understand each other’s point of view.