Youth

garronjaddaFor Immediate Release

September 12, 2016

NC Families United Expand outreach with the addition of 2 new staff members

North Carolina Families United will be expanding our efforts serving youth and young adults with mental health issues and their families by adding two new youth division team members.

Garron Rogers, our new Youth Transition Director, will be focusing on statewide policy for youth and young adults, along with providing RENEW Facilitation for youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs.

Jadda Jefferies, our new Youth Coordinator, will be coordinating our Youth Leadership Series and serving as administrative support to our Youth M.O.V.E.NC board.

Garron is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Psychology. He is currently seeking a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. He most recently served as the Youth Coordinator for the System of Care  BECOMING Project through Alliance Behavioral Healthcare. He is a certified Positive Youth Development trainer and has worked in multiple systems that effect young adults including law enforcement/corrections, education, and mental health/non-profit. He received Alamance Burlington Schools Classified Employee of the Year Awards both in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years at Graham High School. He has been both a state and national presenter and has also served as a keynote speaker. Through his own lived experiences as a youth he understands the struggle our youth have when struggling with emotional or behavioral turmoil. He is a dedicated husband, father, and advocate for youth and describes himself as a life-long learner. He is also a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has recorded albums and performed both domestically and abroad.

Jadda, our Youth Coordinator, is a recent college graduate and a youth and family member.

Garron, Jadda and Laura Muse our Family and Youth SOC EX Director all just returned from training in NH from the UNH Institute on Disabilities to become certified RENEW Facilitators. Let’s put their skills to work.

You may reach Jadda for Youth Leadership Series inquires @ jaddajefferies@aol.com

For RENEW Support or Youth Policy questions you may contact Garron  at garronrogers@gmail.com or you can call NC Families United office at 336-395-8828.

Funding for these positions are by the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Block Grant Funds and by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMSHA Statewide Family Network grant.

Contact: Gail M. Cormier

Executive Director

NC Famlies United

336- 395-8828

gcormier@triad.rr.com

NC Families United Transition Mentoring Services

Do you feel alone in making decisions about your future?  Are you confused about where you should live, work, or go to school?

We can help.

Transition refers to young people ages 14-26 who need help getting through high school, entering college, getting a job, or living on their own  We believe that the best way to help youth improve their lives and Plan for their future is through a youth-centered approach to transition preparedness.

How?

We believe in the System of Care approach for youth.

What is the System of Care?

A spectrum of community based mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of youth and their families.

Transition Mentoring Services Activities

  • Providing one-on-one mentoring with our Program Director and Peer Mentor.
  • Developing a transition plan with and not for the youth and family that is strength based and use unique strength, values, attitudes and preferences of the child, family/caregiver and the community:
  • Identifying cultural competent and individualized formal and informal resources and services:
  • Engaging youth and their families in transition-related learning opportunities that adhere to the values and principals of System of Care.
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