The Y focuses on health and wellness from the inside out. We work with you to ensure that your physiological, emotional and behavioral health needs are being met through a variety of programs that support individual or family goals. The following blogs will center around our mental health efforts. To learn more, click here. If you'd like to receive the latest YMCA Community Support Services news, click here.
What if Sherlock Holmes worked in social service? The idea isn’t too far-fetched – in fact, it’s happening right here in San Diego.
When it comes to foster care, the child welfare system has as much of an effect on the caregivers involved as it does on the youth.
Teachers and other school staff play a critical role in keeping kids safe and continuing the nurturing environment of a child’s home or, in some cases, providing a safe space for children who face adverse experiences with their families.
Children who have been victims of abuse and neglect become involved with the Child Welfare System, and in San Diego County, these children are most often placed with relatives or other supportive adults instead of the traditional foster home model.
You don’t need to have children yourself to recognize that becoming a parent is a transition filled with as many challenges as there are triumphs.
Child care settings become an extension of a child’s home and present a crucial opportunity for child care providers to become not babysitters but change agents in the field of child development.
Across the United States, nearly 3 million children are victims of maltreatment each year, and in San Diego, an estimated 10% of children are vulnerable to instances of abuse and neglect, based on data from the County’s Child Welfare Services department.
We pledge to improve our physical appearance, adopt healthier habits, or strengthen the relationships in our lives, but how often do those plans specifically involve our mental health?
YMCA YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES PARTNERS WITH RED CROSS DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH TEAM | September 21, 2018
A team of YMCA YFS Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists with diverse levels of therapeutic expertise is currently undergoing trainings to assist during Red Cross disaster and mass casualty response efforts.