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Youth Program Services

About Out Youth Program

Our Youth Program Services at South Florida Wellness Network provide a supportive and empowering environment for young individuals navigating mental health challenges. We believe in the power of peer support and offer a range of services tailored to the unique needs of youth and young adults.

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Peer Support

Our Peer Support program connects young individuals with trained peers who have lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Youth peers offer understanding, guidance, and encouragement, helping youth feel heard and supported on their journey to wellness.

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Transition to Independent Process (TIP)

TIP is designed to assist young adults in transitioning from youth to adulthood, offering support in areas such as education, employment, housing, and life skills. Our Wellness Coaches work closely with participants to build confidence and independence as they navigate this important life stage.

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Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience (M.O.V.E.) & Young Adult Movement

Our Youth M.O.V.E. chapter empowers young individuals to advocate for themselves and others in mental health decision-making processes, amplifying youth voices to drive positive change in mental health policies and practices. Additionally, our Young Adult Movement recognizes the importance of young adult voices in shaping mental health services. We engage young adults in decision-making processes, ensuring that their perspectives are valued and integrated into our programs and services. Together, these initiatives empower young people to lead and advocate for mental health awareness and change.

At South Florida Wellness Network, we are committed to supporting the unique needs of youth and young adults, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives and become advocates for mental health and substance use awareness and change.

Youth Peer Support

Youth peer support services aim to provide young people with the tools, resources, and support they need to achieve their goals and thrive in their recovery journeys. 

This is done by providing a safe and supportive environment to share lived experiences, gain knowledge, develop skills, and support one another in their recovery.

One-on-One Peer Support:

Young people can connect with a peer specialist who has lived experience with mental health and/or substance use challenges to receive support, guidance, and resources.
 

Skill-Building Workshops:

These workshops cover a range of topics such as coping skills, stress management, and communication skills to help young people develop the tools they need to navigate their challenges and achieve their goals.
 

Youth Leadership Program:

This program is designed to empower young people to become leaders and advocates in their communities by providing them with opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in community events, and work on peer-led projects.
 

School-Based Services:

Peer support services are also available in school settings, where peer specialists work with students to provide support, guidance, and resources to help them succeed academically and socially.

TIP Services

Transition to Independent Process (TIP) Services are designed to help young people transition from child welfare services to adulthood.

This program is typically offered to youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who are aging out of the foster care system or who are otherwise transitioning to independent living.

TIP Services are an important part of the child welfare system, providing young people with the tools and support they need to successfully transition to adulthood and live healthy, productive lives.

The goal of TIP Services is to provide support and guidance to young people during this transitional period, helping them to develop the skills they need to live independently and succeed in their adult lives. Services may include assistance with finding housing, education, and employment opportunities, accessing health care, and navigating various social services.

Peer support specialists may work with youth to develop a support system, connect them with community resources, and help them to set and achieve goals for their future.

Youth M.O.V.E.

Youth M.O.V.E. (Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) is a national, youth-led organization that aims to empower young people who have experienced mental health or substance use challenges.

Youth M.O.V.E. Broward County is a local chapter of this organization that specifically serves young people in Broward County, Florida.

The organization provides various services to support youth with mental health and/or substance use challenges. 

These services include peer support, leadership and advocacy training, community outreach and engagement, and education and awareness-raising activities.

Youth M.O.V.E. Broward County works to empower young people by providing them with the tools, resources, and support they need to become leaders and advocates in their own lives and in their communities. 

By doing so, they hope to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for young people with mental health and/or substance use challenges, and to promote a more holistic approach to mental health care that emphasizes the importance of peer support and empowerment.

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