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Schaum­burg Town­ship and KYC: Part­ners in the Community

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Ken­neth Young Cen­ter and the Town­ship of Schaum­burg have had a long­stand­ing part­ner­ship to ensure res­i­dents have access to high qual­i­ty men­tal health and old­er adult ser­vices. Through coun­sel­ing for clients of all ages and sup­port of old­er adults, fund­ing from the Town­ship sup­port­ed KYC’s con­tin­u­al care for the most vul­ner­a­ble in our community.

In 2012, this part­ner­ship expand­ed, adding sig­nif­i­cant sup­port specif­i­cal­ly for chil­dren and ado­les­cents in need of behav­ioral health ser­vices. Town­ship of Schaum­burg res­i­dents span 30-square miles and live in Elk Grove Vil­lage, Hanover Park, Hoff­man Estates, Rolling Mead­ows, Roselle, Schaum­burg, and Streamwood.

Today, our part­ner­ship with the Town­ship of Schaum­burg remains strong and com­mit­ted. The Town­ship gen­er­ous­ly pro­vides fund­ing to sup­port child and ado­les­cent ser­vices, ensur­ing youth with men­tal ill­ness receive qual­i­ty and com­pas­sion­ate sup­port from KYC, regard­less of their abil­i­ty to pay.

  • Indi­vid­ual coun­sel­ing in Eng­lish and Span­ish pro­vides a safe envi­ron­ment to chil­dren and ado­les­cents. Half of per­sis­tent men­tal ill­ness begins by age 14. Engag­ing clients at a young age max­i­mizes their cop­ing skills, pro­vid­ing the tools to inde­pen­dent­ly man­age and live with men­tal illness. 
  • Behav­ioral Sup­port Spe­cial­ists work direct­ly with young clients to help them apply the ther­a­peu­tic skills learned through coun­sel­ing into real-world appli­ca­tions. This men­tor­ing rela­tion­ship helps young peo­ple prac­tice and rein­force behav­iors in indi­vid­ual and group activities. 
  • Group ser­vices are pro­vid­ed to chil­dren as young as age 3, encom­pass­ing evi­dence-based prac­tices tai­lored to the spe­cif­ic issues encoun­tered. From social skills to emo­tion­al reg­u­la­tion and mind­ful­ness, pre­ven­tion pro­gram­ing to par­ent­ing groups, KYC group inter­ven­tions are skills-focused and strength-based to assist clients and their par­ents in pro­gress­ing toward treat­ment goals and improv­ing their dai­ly life functioning. 
  • Par­ent-focused sup­ports ensure young clients con­tin­ue to engage in ser­vices, while guid­ing par­ents to under­stand their child/teen’s needs, issues, and objec­tives. Par­ent Sup­port Spe­cial­ists act as men­tors in the fam­i­ly home to extend ser­vices, cop­ing strate­gies, and holis­tic sup­port as part of a young person’s dai­ly routine. 

More than 14 KYC staff peo­ple work from the Town­ship build­ing, pro­vid­ing coun­sel­ing the chil­dren and fam­i­lies from KYC’s low­er-lev­el offices. These offices are also the cen­tral­ized hub for our Pos­i­tive Youth Devel­op­ment pro­gram work­ing in area mid­dle and high schools to pro­mote healthy lifestyle choic­es that pre­vent alco­hol con­sump­tion, drug use, and teen pregnancy.

This arti­cle focused on KYC’s Child and Ado­les­cent Ser­vices that have been fund­ed by the Town­ship as the first of a three-part series out­lin­ing our part­ner­ship. State tuned for more infor­ma­tion on our project part­ner­ships for adults and seniors in the community!

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter is proud to part­ner with the Town­ship of Schaum­burg to ensure all young peo­ple have safe and sta­ble access to men­tal health ser­vices. Their sup­port is vital to our pro­grams’ suc­cess and the suc­cess of our clients. Thank you, Town­ship of Schaumburg!


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