The Yates and Schuyler Counties Youth Counseling Program is a program that provides supportive services to youth in the school setting.
These youth may not have counseling needs that qualify them to see the School Social Worker or School Psychologist; but instead need a trusted adult to talk to about problems in school and at home. These students are high risk students who may have a great deal of ATOD use in the home, have used themselves, or have other risk factors to indicate that they could use a little help getting through the school day without problems that hinder their academic progress.
Some of these counseling sessions are in a group setting and many are one on one sessions. When it is appropriate, the Youth Counseling staff uses the EBP Teen Intervene, which is a 3 session brief intervention to set and achieve short term goals for the long term good of the student.
The Counsel employs 5 Youth Counselors full time, two staff work in Watkins Glen School District, two staff work in Dundee School District, and one works in Penn Yan Elementary School. The Youth Counseling staff report to the Youth Counseling Supervisor and the Director of Programs for support, supervision, and reporting.