PPI is a NPO, a non profit organization or what some people call a CSO a civil society organization. We are dedicated to working with children, families and their communities by tackling the root causes of crime and incarceration. PPI’s ongoing early intervention and crime prevention services are based on “best practices” and are effective in preventing juvenile delinquency. PPI uses evidence-based programs/practices when they can and when those are appropriate for the community and feasible to implement. PPI provides an array of specialized services for at-risk youth, those with behavioral issues and a history of juvenile offenses.
Through our work, we help donors support a great cause, youth services. We will strive to meet the basic needs of at risk youth in our much needed communities. PPI’s at-risk youth programs work with youth of all ages who are exhibiting behavioral and/or emotional problems of varying degrees. PPI provides a chance for change to, youth trying to overcome the challenges of their current life situation. Our programs offer a variety of activities for youth who are at risk, assisting them to improve self-esteem and take responsibility for the consequences of their actions. We promote youth services that engage young people in intensive and organized activities that contribute to their growth and benefit their local communities such as graffiti removal and neighborhood clean ups. PPI and community organizations, schools, and other community members must work together in a comprehensive approach to have the most positive impact on adolescent to become productive members of society. PPI is fighting to find long term solutions to alleviate crime by assisting at risk youth through various educational initiatives; that build the mind, character and self esteem. Intensive organized supervised activities that contribute to their growth and benefit their local communities. PPI offers youth and their families early intervention prevention services with community-based social services. PPI’s goal is to engage these youth and families in services that can result in positive outcomes that keep families together and resolve crises before they escalate.
Our programs and services for at risk youth preserve health and prevent drug use. We believe we can serve troubled youth and their families best through evidence-based practices, treatment models that have undergone rigorous scientific evaluation and have proven, effective results. Alcohol treatment, chemical dependency treatment, mental health screening, behavior management and anger management are the vital elements to behavior problems. Alcohol and substance abuse therapy promotes abstinence from substance use and encourages positive social activities. PPI works with organizations that provide specialized treatment for those experiencing, chemical dependency.
A counseling approach is used to assist youth and families to re-establish effective coping and begin to take steps to resolve their crisis. Treatment-oriented licensed therapists help patients with specific issues such as: grief and loss, post-traumatic stress, and co-occurring disorders. Their services include mental health assessments, mental health counseling, psychiatric evaluations, and medication monitoring, recognizing that mental illness and chemical dependency often go hand-in-hand. Therapy is used to reduce symptoms related to trauma in the child using primarily cognitive-behavioral interventions. Immediate crisis intervention services, (youth shelter services) for runaway youth and on-going prevention and early intervention services. We provide individual, group or family counseling. We offer family crisis intervention counseling and group counseling (also available in Spanish). By developing individualized action plans we can meet the unique needs of each family and/or youth.
Together we help at risk youth every step along the path toward recovery through sobering, treatment and counseling. The overarching goal of all of our youth service programs is to provide the treatment and resources needed to help the youth successfully transition and become healthy, productive members of their communities.
All programs work with the youth and their families to help set and obtain goals and get them back on track for a successful future. PPI strengthens community and parental involvement. We provide programs that have been shown to promote better parenting skills to help families become self-sufficient and successfully nurture their children.
PPI is a multi service organization that will make an assessment of each individual’s needs and provide and/or coordinate the delivery of the necessary services and if mental illness is detected we help them seek treatment. Together we build a strong family and youth support system through the combination of staff support, family mediation efforts, and resource referrals that will lead to long-term stability and positive change.
Parents petitioning for At-Risk Youth assistance should be aware of their responsibilities. Success through PPI intervention is closely coupled with their participation and willingness to follow through on all PPI directives, please observe the following list of responsibilities:
Note: This list is not all-inclusive. Further obligations may exist on the part of petitioning parents. Also, remember that the At-Risk Youth coordinator is available for assistance at any step of the treatment process and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A responsible family member or family friend must become a Mentor. The goal of the mentors will be to help at risk youth to develop the attitudes and skills needed to become successful in their personal and professional lives. The Mentoring Program seeks to empower individuals to make better life choices and overcome personal and employment barriers that will enable them to succeed.
We help prevent child abuse by offering and supporting parenting classes for youth who have a newborn child. Our Early Head Start program is a voluntary, home visitation program offering intensive support to youth’s parents during pregnancy and continuing for up to three years. Our program staff work one-on-one with high-risk families to improve family functioning, promote positive parenting skills, and help each family identify and meet their child’s developmental goals. Building a positive relationship with your children make a brighter future and strengthens families. PPI works in collaboration with the local Social Services to assist young families in need of additional support and resources. Parent Educators build on family strengths and individual needs to help families set and reach individualized goals aimed at creating a more stable home environment and keeping the family working together.
We provide information for parents to manage at-risk youth:
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Volunteers for the Mentoring Program must be 21 years of age or older, and be able to pass a background check. Applicants need to complete an orientation training prior to being matched with a mentee. All mentors receive ongoing support from PPI during their volunteer commitment. Appropriate boundaries are establish with each mentee. All Mentors provide regular updates to PPI.
Over time, practitioners, policymakers, funders and researchers determined that promoting positive asset building and considering young people as resources were critical strategies. As a result, the youth development field began examining the role of resiliency―the protective factors in a young person’s environment―and how these factors could influence one’s ability to overcome adversity. Those factors included, but were not limited to; family support, caring adults, positive peer groups, strong sense of self and self-esteem and engagement in school and community activities.
Quality time spent with one of PPI’s trainee’s can help to improve their career outlook, self-esteem, decision-making skills and help rebuild relationships. Volunteers for the Mentoring Program must be 21 years of age or older, and be able to pass a background check. Applicants need to complete an orientation training prior to being matched with a mentee. All mentors receive ongoing support from PPI during their volunteer commitment.
Mentor positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models. Today, 8.5 million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults. Mentoring―which matches youth or “mentees” with responsible, caring “mentors,” usually adults―has been growing in popularity as both a prevention and intervention strategy over the past decades. Mentoring provides youth with mentors who can develop an emotional bond with the mentee, have greater experience than the mentee, and can provide support, guidance, and opportunities to help youth succeed in life and meet their goals. Mentoring relationships can be formal or informal with substantial variation, but the essential components include creating caring, empathetic, consistent, and long-lasting relationships, often with some combination of role modeling, teaching, and advising. Positive youth development is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances youths’ strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths. Positive youth development has its origins in the field of prevention. In the past, prevention efforts typically focused on single problems before they surfaced in youth, such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency. Quality time spent with one of PPI’s mentors can help to improve their self-esteem, rebuild relationships, decision-making skills, and career outlook. Researchers and practitioners began to report that young people possessing a diverse set of protective factors can, in fact, experience more positive outcomes. These findings encouraged the development of interventions and programs that reduced risks and also strengthened protective factors. These programs and interventions are strengthened when they involve and engage youth as equal partners, ultimately providing benefits both for the program and for the involved youth.
The goal of the mentors will be to help at risk youth to develop the attitudes and skills needed to become successful in their personal and professional lives. Our Mentoring Program seeks to empower individuals to make better life choices and overcome personal and employment barriers that will enable them to succeed. Prepare adolescents for adulthood by teaching independent living, focus on self respect, personal care, education, money management, job seeking skills and parenting. We will have motivational interviewing for someone who might not present as prepared to change his or her behavior. The programs we will implement is criminal deterrence linking every child to a permanent adult mentor who can keep them on track and get them back on track if and when they stray. Take the lead in supporting at risk youth through ongoing, one-on-one mentoring, serve as a source of support and a positive role model by modeling desirable behaviors, build the relationship with mentee by planning and participating in activities together. By building self-esteem and motivation we help at risk youth set goals and participate in the achievement process.
Our adolescent intervention programs provide criminal deterrence by linking every child to a permanent, adult mentor that will instill in them to achieve personal and academic success by avoiding substance abuse, gang involvement, and juvenile delinquency.
PPI and community leaders reward at risk youth who are turning their lives around with youth-employment programs, career preparation, tutoring and alternative recreational activities. Building futures, empowering youth through development programming job training and readiness with skills training for youth.
PPI works with community based entities and strategic partners that make a difference in peoples lives, in their communities and most of all they care about the future of the United States of America. They provide the opportunity for at-risk youth to succeed in life, by providing; internships, career job training, part time summer jobs, full time work placement and military enrollment.