Youth For Tomorrow
11835 Hazel Circle Dr.
Bristow, VA 20136
Call 877-YFT-4KIDS (877-938-4543) if you need help with a child, immediate assistance is available.
Youth For Tomorrow provides external programs to children and/or families who are experiencing conflicts in the home, school, or community. The goal is to strengthen the family by teaching children and adolescents a healthy way to communicate, resolve their conflicts and develop healthy relationships. YFT staff will provide immediate, short-term support to children and families in a crisis as well as those requiring longer term mental health support. YFT’s external programs offer flexible individualized services and assists families in connecting with informal supports in their community.
Both the Diagnostic and Assessment Center and the Crisis Intervention Counseling services are funded by the Potomac Health Foundation.
YFT’s External Programs includes:
Diagnostic and Assessment Center
Barriers to providing mental health services in Prince William County include insufficient school and community mental health resources, financial constraints of families, competing priorities for public funds, and difficulties with accessible transportation. Several schools reported a high number of students were not able to access mental health services in the community due to linguistic and insurance barriers; and in these cases, counseling provided by the school was the only service available.
Youth For Tomorrow’s Diagnostic and Assessment Center (DAC) is committed to providing quality mental health assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and those who care for them. The DAC provides assistance to children and adolescents of both genders, of any race or ethnic background --including interpreter(s) for Hispanic population -- from approximately age 3 through 21. DAC also serves the elderly, the disabled, and U.S. veterans who may have limited access to services. DAC targets populations for whom there are significant questions regarding their intellectual, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or personality functioning.
To meet best practice standards, YFT ensures all professional staff are credentialed (or under supervision). The Center’s professional staff (certified psychiatrist and licensed clinician) assess, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan to meet the individual needs of clients. The following services are provided:
YFT’s DAC initiates through referrals through social services agencies, Community Services Board, youth serving organizations and pediatricians for assessment. If accepted for assessment, the family or referring agency may call the YFT DAC office directly for an appointment. Children/adolescents and adults who meet the criteria listed below are eligible:
Crisis Intervention Services
The mission of the YFT Crisis Intervention Counseling (CIC) services is to help children, adolescents, families and communities impacted by trauma and adversity to re-establish a sense of safety and predictability in the world, and to provide them with therapeutic care as they reclaim, rebuild and renew their lives. CIC provides short-term solutions focused on individual and family therapy for children and adolescents and their families
Our services provide solution-focused, trauma-informed services to eligible children, adolescents, and families in crisis. Children and families are supported in the community by CIC with evidence-based practices and creative partnering with community organizations. Staff work to build quality relationships for children in their family, school, and community.
We provide direct intervention services and/or useful referrals:
Crisis Intervention Counseling Services
2501 Hunters Place Ste. #201
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
(703) 659-9863 office
YFT offers outpatient services or longer-term counseling to children and adolescents. Our services are designed to meet the needs of families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. Staff offer therapy to children and adolescents with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, attention deficits and other behavioral problems. Services are offered to infants, children, adolescents, and their families experiencing stress due to a medical illness, change in family situations, or other difficult life events.
Types of Services Provided
Therapeutic Day Treatment
Youth For Tomorrow's Therapeutic Day Treatment (TAT) is an intensive level of mental health services offered to children and youth, ages 3-18, in school who are experiencing emotional challenges. The Therapeutic Day Treatment program provides therapeutic supports to youth who are vulnerable to negative peer influences, substance abuse, delinquency, suicidal ideation and violence . Youth For Tomorrow TAT services are offered to students at the high school, middle school, elementary school and preschool levels. The program provides intensive and school based treatment to students utilizing psychotherapeutic interventions combined with educational assistance and mental health treatment.
Youth For Tomorrow’s Therapeutic Day Treatment Program provides services to meet the needs of students with behavioral and emotional challenges. The program provides:
Anyone can refer a child to YFT’s Therapeutic Day Treatment program. Once a referral has been received, the YFT admission’s staff will assist you with making an appointment at your local Community Services Board (CSB) for an assessment with the child and guardian to determine if the child meets criteria for mental health services.
The program is offered to the school and family as a means of support for students who:
Intensive In-Home Counseling
YFT will begin offing Intensive in-home counseling in October 2012. Youth For Tomorrow offers Intensive In-Home Counseling with a focus on strengths and abilities rather than the weaknesses of the family. The program we have developed will increase the ability of the family to receive services, such as Case Management and Individual and Family Counseling. All services rendered are available in the client's home so childcare or transportation will not be barriers to receiving services.
We have started by developing the networks with other community agencies that have the capacity to meet some of our clients’ needs. The identified population will finally have the ability to benefit from the much needed services which have been denied to them due to transportation barriers, childcare issues, work conflict etc.
The Intensive In-Home Counseling Program assists families in making changes that promote the well-being and functioning of the family unit, to improve relationships, and keep families together. All Intensive In-Home Counseling is provided based on the needs of the family being served.
Intensive In-Home Counseling is able to provide a variety of services, including:
Intensive In-Home Counseling can be effective with a wide range of family issues, including: