Highly effective evidence based trauma and violence prevention therapy, youth development, training, and community awareness is available
What we do: SIVPP has partnered with service providers in Marion County to help youth ages 14 and up. These service providers will provide counseling and other services to help those youth who have been affected by traumatic events or ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). We would like to make organizations and agencies in Marion County aware that these services are available free of charge for those who qualify. Many youth who have experienced trauma do not get the help they need to work through these experiences. These traumatic experiences can impact them mentally, socially, and physically. The SIVPP Grant wants to break the cycle of trauma and give youth in Marion County a path to assistance and healing so they may not be yet another statistic.
What you can do: If you feel that a child is in need of services, you can fill out a referral to help get the youth the help that they need. We want to assist these youth with working through these traumatic events and move toward a productive future. If the youth scores a 4 or higher on the ACE screening, they will be contacted by our partnering service provider Community Resource Center (CRC) to initiate services.
Our partner will provide at least one of the following direct services for these youth:
* Counseling and Therapy – These developmentally and culturally appropriate therapeutic services are provided by a mental health professional.
* Case Management – Case management approaches that are more effective at long-term client retention and developing trust between agency and youth/families require actively engaging participants (i.e., active reaching out, meeting youth/families in the home, community engagement).
* Youth Development – Engaging young people to develop their emotional, physical, social, and intellectual selves provides opportunities for youth to practice conflict resolution and prosocial life skills.
Services and therapy is available at no cost in Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, St. Clair, and Saline County
Case Management, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in the Schools, Botvin Life Skills, Multi-Systemic Therapy, and Functional Family Therapy,
This project was supported by a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice
Information Authority (ICJIA). Points of view or opinions contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State of Illinois, or ICJIA.