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Image: Girl Playing with BasketballBEST (Behavioral/Emotional Support & Training) Program - Behavior specialists provide mental health consultation, behavioral assessment, program planning support and training to licensed and registered childcare providers and families for children exhibiting challenging behaviors at home or in a child care setting.
 
Contact Information:
Stacie Burch at Anne Arundel Community College TEACH Institute at (410) 777-2916.


 
  
Image: Two (2) kids jumping with hands in the airJIFI- JIFI is a case management program for youth who have entered the Juvenile Justice System. The purpose of this initiative is to prevent and reduce further court involvement by conducting assessments and making the appropriate recommendations to community based resources.
Contact Information: Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.


 

Image: House with PorchSafe Haven- Safe Haven, operated by the Board of Childcare, is a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless youth between 12 and 17 years of age. The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families monitors and partially funds the shelter. 
  
Contact Information: Pamela Brown at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.
    

 

Image: Four teenage girls smilingYouth Empowerment Services - YES is a diversion program for status offenders and first time, non-violent offenders ages 12-18. The program operates from two sites. Activities include homework assistance, creative recreational activities, and individual, family and group counseling. Contact Information: TyJuan Thompson at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.

 
 
Image: Three (3) people discussingCommunities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol - Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol is a community-organizing program designed to reduce adolescent access to alcohol and to decrease the perception that underage drinking is normative and acceptable behavior. Contact Information: Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.

 
 
Image: Father and SonKeep a Clear Mind - 
Keep a Clear Mind is a take-home, drug education program for fifth grade students and their parents.
Contact Information: TyJuan Thompson at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.

 

Image: Girl standing on chair with globe on her headAfter School Programs 
Offered 3 or 4 days per week at middle and elementary schools. The programs aim to improve grades, reduce suspensions, and decrease absenteeism. Activities include tutoring, social & character competency development, field trips, recreation, and arts & crafts.
 YWCA STAR Academy
Locations: Annapolis Middle School, George Fox Middle School
Contact Information:
After School Program at Mills-Parole
Location: Mills-Parole Elementary
 Gems and Jewels Mentoring Institute
Location: Bates Middle School
 Brooklyn Park Teen Club
Location: Brooklyn Park Middle School
 Contact Information: For general information on After School programs, contact Allison Holstrom at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at 410-222-7423.

 
  
Image: Youths playing ballYouth Services Bureau
The Annapolis Youth Services Bureau and Pascal Youth and Family Services are community based programs located in Annapolis and Severna Park dealing with juvenile delinquency, prevention, counseling, youth development and amelioration of conditions that create delinquency and dysfunction. Counseling services include individual, family and group counseling. Other services include community referral and information, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, substance abuse assessment and referral, and informal counseling.
 
Contact Information: Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.

 

Image: Boys and Girls Playing Around a TreeAMACHI Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents - A mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents. Big Brothers Big Sisters works with local churches to identify and recruit active members of their congregation to serve as mentors for children of incarcerated parents.
  
Contact Information: Allison Holstrom at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423.

 
 
Image: Two women and child smilingDisproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative - The aim of this program is to develop a strategic plan to reduce and eliminate the over-representation of minorities in the juvenile justice system. The DMC Committee monitors DMC locally and makes appropriate recommendation to improve outcomes for system involved youth.
 
Contact Information: Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423. Read More Information about the DMC Initiative
Local Coordinating Council
The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families convenes the Local Coordinating Council (LCC) the second Wednesday of each month at the Partnership office at 1 Harry Truman Parkway. The LCC is an interagency body established for the purpose of developing and implementing plans of care for the residential placement, or alternatives to residential placement, of children with intensive needs.
Contact Information: Allison Holstrom at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423
 
Coalition for Safe Communities
A coalition of community leaders formed to coordinate a continuum of services that integrates evidence-based and environmental strategies as a means of reducing underage drinking and juvenile delinquency. Funding is provided by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Contact Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423 for more information.
 
Anne Arundel County Systems of Care

The mission of the Systems of Care is to provide individualized information and support to connect children, youth and their families to appropriate resources in the community.

Components of the Systems of Care

Network of Care Website www.annearundel.md.networkofcare.org
A comprehensive resource and referral guide to family and childrens services with over 1200 local resources. The website provides families 24 hour, easy access to information and support services.

Information and Referral Warm Line (1-800-485-0041)
A staffed phone line that provides personal assistance locating community resources. For families with complex needs, individualized, home-based support is available. The phone line is open M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Community Resource Initiative
A forum staffed by representatives from family-serving agencies, convened for the purpose of connecting families with multiple needs to community-based resources and services through an Individual Family Action Plan.

For more detailed information, view our brochure, call 1-800-485-004, or contact Julie Vanskiver at (410) 222-7423

*The Anne Arundel County Systems of Care is a collaboration between the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families and the Anne Arundel County Public School System.


 
Community Conferencing
Community Conferencing is a research based initiative that serves to divert youth offenders from the juvenile justice system by involving them in a variety of experiential learning initiatives including mentoring, community service and victim restitution. Community Conferencing is based on the principles of restorative justice which include promoting collective participation of offender, victim, and the community and emphasize repairing and restoring relationships. Contact Gregory Torain at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423 for more information.
Strengthening Families Program
Strengthening Families is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency, and alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. SFP is a 14-session program that provides parent training for adults and life skills sessions for adolescents ages 11-17 and children ages 6-10. Contact TyJuan Thompson at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423 for more information.
 
Gang Activity Control Program
An after school program that teaches methods for effective conflict resolution to avoid violence. The program aims to educate parents, teachers, and local clergy of the signs of emerging gang activity, provide guidance to adolescents on how to recognize gang recruitment efforts, educate/counsel adolescents to understand the destructive ramifications of gang membership, and provide alternatives to adolescents to discourage participation in gang membership and activities. This program is provided to students attending the sixth and seventh grade at selected middle schools throughout Anne Arundel County and targets youth at-risk for juvenile delinquency within the county's Hispanic population. Contact TyJuan Thompson at the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families at (410) 222-7423 for more information.
 
 


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