School-Based & Youth Programming

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We believe every child deserves someone that believes in them.

Family Service Agency’s School-Based Services & Youth Programming provides mentorship, social-emotional groups, counseling, and school-based services for youth in DeKalb County!
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School-Based Services

School-Based Services provides mental health, social-emotional services, and education to children in DeKalb County schools.
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Our services include:

  • Alternative to Suspension allows youth to serve their out-of-school suspension at FSA while connecting them with academic assistance, assessments, counseling, and suspension prevention focused on their presenting issues.
  • Individual counseling in a school setting. This program addresses the specific needs of those experiencing challenging situations. Students can be referred for a comprehensive assessment to determine if additional services are needed.
  • Classroom education on bullying, substance abuse, anger management, mental health, friendship, and more.
  • Bullying prevention is an effective tool to prevent and reduce incidents and severity of bullying behaviors in schools, including cyberbullying. Students learn that behaviors have negative actions and how to replace them with positive steps to feel good about themselves.

Social-Emotional Learning Groups & Push-Ins

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Empowerment

Empowerment group is aimed at helping youth identify and apply their power and voice as individuals and as a group.
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META

Managing Emotions, Thoughts, and Actions (META) is a group offered to help youth build the skills to identify, manage, and appropriately express anger and other intense emotions.
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Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy groups focus on being creative and exploring the process of making art while processing thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
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Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles helps students build trust, respect, and peer connections while reducing classroom conflict, discipline issues, and anxiety.

Youth Mentoring

Youth Mentoring provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Eligibility

Mentors

Individuals from 16 to 106 can enroll as a mentor to support a young person in our community!

Eligibility and commitment are based on the program chosen!

Mentor Application

Mentees

Elementary, Middle, and High School aged children can participate in a variety of mentoring programs in the community or at their school!
Mentee Application

Summer Camp

Enrollment is closed for 2024!

Little Campers 2024

  • Monday-Friday | 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Youth ages 6 to 11 years of age
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided daily
  • Camp facilitators are trained mental health professionals
  • Social-emotional learning groups everyday
  • Campers engage in activities, field trips, games, and outdoor programming
  • Little Campers is completely FREE!

What makes Little Campers different?

  • Evidence-based programming focused on mental health, physical wellness, safety, and emotional development.
  • Led by highly trained staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Developed by a Licensed Social Worker.
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Frequently Asked Questions


What's Social-Emotional Learning?


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To learn more about our services please call 815-758-8616.
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