Teens benefit from caring adult relationships beyond family boundaries

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  By Keith Berglund Assistant Director YouthZone While there are exceptions, the predominant portrayal of family in today’s cinema, television, advertising and social media suggests parents should be able to support their children entirely within their own families.  This is an unrealistic expectation, even in the healthiest of families. A growing body of evidence indicates […]

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Program Evaluation shares success of YouthZone’s strength-based therapies

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YouthZone services and programs have been increasingly successful with reducing behavior problems that can lead to legal trouble, according to a recent independent 3-year evaluation. Even though youth being arrested in Colorado now have more serious charges against them than ten years ago, YouthZone’s strength-based therapeutic interventions are proven effective for youth diversion from the […]

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YouthZone’s Restorative Justice Coordinator receives state-level appointment

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The Colorado Coalition for Restorative Justice Practices (CCRJP) appointed YouthZone’s Karen Barbee as their Education Representative at October’s quarterly meeting. Karen brings to this seat her experience as the Restorative Justice Coordinator at YouthZone, as well as 21 years of teaching in public schools, fulfilling the role of a Colorado State Appointed Mediator, and being […]

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