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800 Oak Avenue
Wyoming, Ohio 45215
(513) 821.2428 Telephone
(513) 821.3707 Fax
Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extended service hours may be available upon request.
For all service learning opportunities check out our newsletter.
February 2013 newsletter
December Calendar 2013
Kimberly Hauser, MA, MSW, LISW-S
Meghan Shelton, MSW, LSW
After School Program Coordinator:
Service Learning Coordinator:
Angie Reichert-Hester, MA, ATR
WYS Annual Report
WYS 2012 Annual Report
Wyoming Youth Services Continues to Expand
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POINT OF NO RETURN
Please join us on Thursday, October 24th at 6:30pm at WMS Pendery Center for a community viewing of the film "POINT OF NO RETURN"
“POINT OF NO RETURN” is a 30-minute film dealing with different legal consequences for various underage-drinking offenses. It covers the charges for attempting to buy alcohol, hosting a party, driving under the influence and manslaughter. The film has won several awards. A question and answer period with a representative from the Wyoming Police Department, the city Prosecutor, and the Dean of Admissions for Xavier University will follow it. It is an excellent film to view with your children (7th grade and up), but parents will also get a lot from viewing independently. Statistics show that the most effective way to keep teens from drinking or making bad choices is continued conversations with their parents, and we hope this evening will help Wyoming families start those conversations.
This evening is sponsored by the Wyoming Alcohol Task Force, Wyoming Schools, Wyoming PSA, Wyoming Youth Services and the Wyoming Police Department. The Wyoming School Foundation through the Daniel R. McGlynn Memorial Endowment Fund and the John D. Edwards Memorial Safety Net Fund provided funding for this evening.
Point of no return flyer
Make It Happen Clubs
Wyoming Youth Services wishes to thank WMS student Vishnu Paranandi for his moving video about the “Make it Happen” clubs service project with the Freestore/Foodbank
View the video
Welcome to wyomingyouthservices.com. We hope that this website will prove to be a valuable resource to your family, with details of upcoming activities, parenting programs, and outings for youth. We also feature articles related to parenting and links to other parenting websites and resources. We welcome your feedback and any suggestions to improve this site.
Wyoming Youth Services is organized as a non-profit social service agency, and represents a unique partnership between the City of Wyoming, Wyoming Board of Education, Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Junior Woman's Club of Wyoming, Wyoming PSA, and dedicated members of our community. Wyoming Youth Services organizes, collaborates, facilitates and leads this partnership to strengthen the community, its youth and their families. Our mission is to strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.
Wyoming Youth Services…
We strengthen our community through prevention, support and volunteerism.
How We Help Strengthen… Prevention
Grounded in scientific research conducted by The Search Institute, Developmental Assets® are considered the essential building blocks of healthy development. Think of assets as the "good stuff" our young people need to help them grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible citizens.
The following is a list of The 40 Developmental Assets® used by Wyoming Youth Services in our mission to strengthen every child in OUR community… through Prevention, Support and Volunteerism.
FAMILY SUPPORT: Family life provides high levels of love and support.
POSITIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATION: The young person and her or his parent(s) communicate positively and the young person is willing to seek advice from parents.
OTHER ADULT RELATIONSHIPS: The young person receives support from three or more non-parent adults.
CARING NEIGHBORHOOD: The young person experiences caring neighbors.
CARING SCHOOL CLIMATE: School provides a caring, encouraging environment.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLING: Parent(s) are actively involved in helping the young person succeed in school.
COMMUNITY VALUES YOUTH: The young person feels that adults in the community value youth.
YOUTH AS RESOURCES: Young people are given useful roles in the community.
SERVICE TO OTHERS: The young person serves in the community one hour or more per week.
SAFETY: The young person feels safe at home, school, and in the neighborhood.
BOUNDARIES & EXPECTATIONS
FAMILY BOUNDARIES: Family has clear rules and consequences and monitors the young person's whereabouts.
SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: School provides clear rules and consequences.
NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES: Neighbors take responsibility for monitoring young people's behavior.
ADULT ROLE MODELS: Parent(s) and other adults model positive behavior.
POSITIVE PEER INFLUENCE: The young person's best friends model responsible behavior.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS: Both parent(s) and teachers encourage the young person to do well.
CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TIME
CREATIVE ACTIVITIES: The young person spends three or more hours per week in lessons or practice in music, theater, or other arts.
YOUTH PROGRAMS: The young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs, or organizations at school and/or in the community.
RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY: The young person spends one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.
TIME AT HOME: The young person is out with friends "with nothing special to do" two or fewer nights per week.
COMMITMENT TO LEARNING
ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION: The young person is motivated to do well in school.
SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT: The yung person is actively engaged in learning.
HOMEWORK: The young person reports doing at least one hour of homework every school day.
BONDING TO SCHOOL: The young person cares about her or his school.
READING FOR PLEASURE: The young person reads for pleasure three or more hours per week.
CARING: The young person places high value on helping other people.
EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: The young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
INTEGRITY: The young person acts on convictions and stands up for her or his beliefs.
HONESTY: The young person "tells the truth even when it is not easy".
RESPONSIBILITY: The young person accepts and takes personal responsibility.
RESTRAINT: The young person believes it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol or other drugs.
PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING: The young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices.
INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCE: The young person has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.
CULTURAL COMPETENCE: The young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
RESISTANCE SKILLS: The young person can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations.
PEACEFUL CONFLICT RESOLUTION: The young person seeks to resolve conflict non-violently.
PERSONAL POWER: The young person feels he or she has control over "things that happen to me".
SELF-ESTEEM: The young person reports having a high self-esteem.
SENSE OF PURPOSE: The young person reports that "My life has a purpose".
POSITIVE VIEW OF PERSONAL FUTURE: The young person is optimistic about her or his personal future.
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