Programs and Initiatives

After School Programs

These programs provide after school enrichment programs that promote positive youth development in a structured, supervised setting. Program activities include academic enrichment in reading, math, arts, education, and a variety of sports activities.

Gang Prevention

The Gang Prevention program utilizes the Phoenix Gang Prevention and Intervention curriculum which is an evidence based model for students and parents in or school settings. Currently, the curriculum is being implemented in Buck Lodge Middle School, and High Point and Northwestern High Schools.

Healthy Families Prince George's

Healthy Families Prince George's is a voluntary program that provides support to first time mothers under the age of 25, and to the children's fathers. Services include prenatal support, intensive home visiting and mentoring services.

Healthy Families Prince George's is designed to improve birth outcomes, promote healthy child development and enhance family functioning through the provision of supportive services that synchronize existing prenatal, pediatric and mental health service delivery and assist the child and parents to realize their potential. Healthy Families Prince George's works with parents until the child reaches the age of five.

In support of the Healthy Families Prince George's Program, Adam's House provides medical assessment, treatment, job training, parenting classes and other support to fathers.

Are you a first time mother or father in need of support and other services? For referral or information regarding Healthy Families Prince George's, please contact the HealthLine toll free at 1-888-561-4049.

Or, contact the Adam's House directly at (301) 817-1900.

Kinship Care

The program addresses the therapeutic and concrete needs of non-parental relative caretakers and their families as they work toward permanency plans for children in their care.

Multi-systemic Therapy

Multi-systemic Therapy is an intensive family and community based treatment model that addresses the multiple determinants of serious antisocial behavior in juvenile offenders. The multi-systemic approach views individuals as being nested within a complex network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family and extra familial (peer, school, neighborhood) factors.

Truancy Prevention Initiative

The initiative is a prevention and intervention model of intensive case management designed along with a strategic plan to address the elementary school aged children exhibiting a pattern of truant behavior.

Youth Service Bureaus

Youth Service Bureaus (YSBs) are community based, multi-service prevention programs serving youth and families. The youth served are those who are at risk of becoming delinquent because of their behaviors and circumstances and youth who have committed minor delinquencies. All YSBs provide formal and informal counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse assessment and referral and information and referral services.

The locations of the Youth Services Bureaus are as follows: College Park Youth & Family
Services Bureau, Bowie Youth & Family Services, District Heights Youth and Family Services Center, Greenbelt CARES Youth & Family Services and Laurel-Beltsville Oasis.
Referrals are accepted from schools, parents, the Department of Juvenile Services, police, self, other agencies and friends.

Other Programs and Initiatives funded through the CYFD include:

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative

This initiative works to reduce the overrepresentation of minority youth throughout the key decision points in the juvenile justice system. The DMC committee reviews and analyzes juvenile justice data, demographics and statistics, and plans and implements alternatives to detention.

Domestic Violence

The program provides services to women and children who are victims or are at risk of domestic violence through Safe Passage Emergency Shelter, Family Violence Intervention Clinic, and Children & Youth services. Counseling is also provided to perpetrators of domestic violence.

School Based Wellness Centers

The health centers provide comprehensive full day mental health and medical services for students at Oxon Hill, Fairmont Heights, Bladensburg, and Northwestern high schools. Evening services for children ages pre-kindergarten through grade 12 are offered at the Oxon Hill High School Evening Community Pediatric Center.

Local Care Team (LCT)

The Local Care Team (LCT) is a collaborative body of representatives from child serving agencies and a parent advocate, that meet bi-weekly, in collaboration with the lead agency, to review and implement the plan of care for youth with special or intensive needs. The youth may require a residential placement or alternative to residential placement due to behavioral, educational, developmental, or mental health disabilities.

If you have questions regarding the Local Care Team, you may call (301) 265-8446.

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