October 22, 2014

Youth Services

Empowering Our Youth to Make Changes

In today’s modern world it is essential that we empower our youth with decision making skills which will help them safely into adulthood and beyond. Sterling Youth Services provides counseling that will guide your youth and:

  • Empower the youth to make changes
  • Provide problem focused education classes
  • Create an atmosphere of trust where problems can be identified
  • Create access to community resources, i.e. therapy, tutoring, family planning, substance use, and employment planning

Youth up to 18 years of age, and who live in Sterling and Logan County can be referred. The goal for each youth who works through the Youth Services program is three-fold:

  1. Take responsibility for all personal behavior
  2. Take care of any damages resulting from that behavior
  3. Activate a preventative plan to deal with future similar situations

Here’s how the program works:

One-on-one contact is made following a referral. The primary source of referral is the Sterling Police Department, but a youth may be referred from schools, parents, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, or self-referral by the youth. An office appointment with the youth and parent is made. During that appointment with the parent and youth, the appropriate level of Youth Services involvement is determined. Case plans may include skill building in areas such as conflict management, peer and family relationships, substance use, school problems, and decision making.

If your youth needs counseling, guidance, life skills, call 522-6599 or 522-3512 and ask to speak with a youth counselor.