Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Youth & Children
Youth Development Services engage school-age youth in a variety of social, educational, and recreational activities appropriate to their needs, interests, and abilities; promote the development of positive relationships with adults and peers; and provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for young people to spend their out-of-school time hours.
Beat The Street is an after school tutoring and mentoring program for boys and girls ages 5-18. Children and Youth are referred to the program through different agencies. Beat The Street designs and implements a flexible, well-rounded daily schedule that supports the physical, social, and cognitive development of all youth by providing programming and activities that are well organized, developmentally appropriate, and offer opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills.
GOAL – Beat The Street empowers children and youth to succeed by providing case management and therapeutic services and combining educational interventions with a variety of recreational, social, healthy, and developmental assets – life skills.
Youth who participate in Youth Development Services gain the personal and social assets needed to support healthy development, increase well-being, and facilitate a successful transition through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.
Developmental Assets: BUILDING BLOCKS OF A HEALTHY CHILD & YOUTH
The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive experiences, and qualities that influence young people’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. The first 20 assets focus on positive experiences that children and young people receive from the people and socializing systems in their everyday lives. The additional 20 assets are those things that a community and family nurture within children and youth so that they can contribute to their personal development.
Over time, studies of more than 5 million young people consistently show that the more assets that young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors and the more likely they are to thrive.
Research shows that youth with the most assets are least likely to have problems with: Alcohol use, Violence, Illicit drug use, Sexual activity.
Research shows that youth with the most assets are more likely to: Do well in school, Be civically engaged, Value diversity.
There are four categories of external assets: support, empowerment, boundaries and expectations, constructive use of time. There are four categories of internal assets: commitment to learning, positive values, social competencies, and positive identity.