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As a part of your community for over 40 years, Youth and Family Services is committed to programming that supports the emotional and mental health of children, parents and families. We provide parent education, after-school programs and high quality counseling services. 

Upcoming events...

FNA DANCES
Warren Township Residents        Grades 6-8

One Fee ~ 2 Events Left


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Basketball, DJ, dodgeball,dancing, karaoke, pizza, hanging out with friends

Articles & Podcasts

Counseling Services
Services for families with children
birth to 17 and young adults 18-21

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Youth Services is very happy to host  the northern Lake County Children and Adults w/ Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Distorder meetings.​​


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Meeting at Youth Services

WARREN TOWNSHIP
TEEN CENTERS
Gurnee & Park City

Programs for grades 6-12

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FRIENDSHIP GROUP for GRADES K-2 
Social skills for youth

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FRIENDSHIP GROUP + New CHALLENGE GROUP
Social skills for youth in grades 3-5 and 6-8

1 hour of social skills + 1 hour of challenging group activities
Grades 3-8 / Starting April 1

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February 12th
6:30-8 pm
​Viking School
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Youth Mental Health First Aid​​


Great program for parents, scout leaders, coaches, mentors or any concerned adult   

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
8:30 am to 5 pm -- Lunch Included
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Free workshop for parents, educators, social worker
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Join us for a Free Screening of this documentary and discussion about anxiety in children and teens.  

April 23, 2019
6-8:00 pm
Woodland Middle School                                                  Click for more info
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Supporting your Child's Motor and Sensory Development

Parenting the
        ADHD Child

                     

Thursday, April 11th
6:30 - 8 pm
Viking Park Dance Hall
4-week group starts 
                6:30-8 pm


        Childcare Available

                     

2 Parenting Groups...


Parenting the ADHD Child ~ Starting in February

Parenting the Anxious Child ~ Starting in April

 


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Equestrian Services​​


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Parenting in the Digital Age​​
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To be scheduled again in fall of 2019
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Presented by Tony DeMonte, Direction of Technology, Wilmette Schools          CLICK FOR MORE INFO

Skills for Academic Success   ​​

         
Week 1: Learning Styles and Reading for Speed
Week 2: Note Taking, Study Skills and Goal Setting
Week 3: Test-Taking Skills
Week 4: Project Planning and Time Management

                     
New dates in fall of 2019​​

Anxious ~ Stressed ~ Depressed ~ Overwhelmed


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)

A Evidence-Based Group for Teen who struggle to manage intense emotions. 

Starting Fall 2019 ~    Grades 6-8                                                                        Facilitated by Cindy Cardenas, MA, LCP                                  Click to learn more
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Presented by Univ. of Chicago socialogist Dr. Anna Mueller

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Gurnee & Park City Teen Centers

Teen Center Mission
To support local youth by providing a safe and supervised social environment that promotes skills for a healthy lifestyle. The Teen Center is a “drop in” program and the youth can attend and leave freely.


Eligibility
Youth entering grades 6-12 and must be a Warren Township resident or attending Districts 50, 56 or 121. Nominal annual fee— needs based scholarships are available.


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Do you need help for yourself or a friend?
 
 
 
Text  WTHelp to 844-823-5323
 
 
 
Text-A-Tip  is  24/7    365     Anonymous
 
 
Text-A-Tip is a crisis helpline that youth can use to communicate with a licensed clinician about concerns about themselves or a friend.
Download the Text-A-Tip App
 
Go to your App Store and download "Lake County Help"
 
Same Help, Easier Access

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View the Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression
Teen Depression Screening
 
Erika's Lighthouse offeres a self-report depression screener for teens who think they may have depression. For the tool or more info, please click button.
Many parents don't know the signs of depression. Erika's Lighthouse provides a great resource designed to help parents know what's going on with their child, find the right treatment, deal with the schools, negotiate insurance issues and other valuable tools.
 
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Screening