A Closer Look at YEES Click to open and download 

A Closer Look at YEES Click to open and download 

PROCESS:

Equipping communities to engage all youth.

SOLUTION:

 

MCESA's Youth Education Engagement Services connects youth to a caring adult thereby connecting them to their school community and a quality education.

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES) OVERVIEW

Recent research has uncovered that Arizona has a higher rate of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) than the national average.

Participants will:

  1. Receive an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experience Study.
  2. Understand risk factors of the ACE score and its implications.
  3. Understand the impact of ACEs on children and identify protective factors.

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TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE— HELPING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN LEARN

One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event.

Participants will:

  1. Understand some of the symptoms of trauma.
  2. Understand how trauma effects behaviors and learning.
  3. Learn strategies to support youth who have experienced trauma.

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING— EMPOWERING YOUTH TO CHANGE THEIR OWN BEHAVIOR

Motivational Interviewing is a powerful, evidence-based technique that facilitates lasting behavior change.

Participants will:

  1. Receive an overview of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. Understand the process and strategies specific to working with students.
  3. Role-play practice using Motivational Interviewing strategies.

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RESILIENCE— FILLING CHILDREN’S BACKPACKS WITH THE TOOLS AND SUPPORT NEEDED TO OVERCOME ADVERSITY

Resilient children are more likely to overcome the effects of adverse childhood experiences.

Participants will develop strategies to build resilience in the classroom throughout the school campus.

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Youth education mentoring services are provided to youth who meet the following criteria:

  • Youth who demonstrate evidence of education disengagement.
  • Youth, age 15 or younger (grades 6-9), that have been diverted from the justice system as authorized by the Maricopa County Attorney.
  • Youth that have been identified as mid-to-high risk measured by the Arizona Youth Assessment System (AZYAS) Diversion tool.

CHECK AND CONNECT

Mentors use the Check and Connect student engagement intervention model. Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. A goal of Check & Connect is to foster school completion with academic and social competence. Learn More

 
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MCESA supports youth and Juvenile Justice with returning to a supportive school environment after suspension, expulsion, or detention.

The GIS Community Mapping System is a powerful tool that empowers service providers to locate community resources and services for youth and their families.

Click to access and the GIS map.

Click to access and the GIS map.

GIS COMMUNITY MAPPING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the image above to access the GIS map.
  2. Click on the layers tab in the top menu and select a layer (box). Be sure to de-select any layers that do not pertain to your search.
  3. There are several layer options to choose from. Community resources are organized into four affiliations: home and family, hobbies and recreation, community and service, and education and career.
  4. The menu to the left of the map shows a legend that interprets the symbols and data currently displayed on the map. The symbols and data in the legend will change depending on which map layers you have selected or de-selected at any given time.
  5. Click directly on a symbol on the map to display the name, location, and other detailed information about the organization associated with that symbol. In addition, click on the web link for an agency to do directly to their website.
  6. You can focus your search on organizations near the youth's home by entering the youth's address in the search bar in the upper right-hand corner.  You can zoom out to include more symbols within the viewing region by clicking the "minus" button on the left or zoom in by clicking on the "plus" button.

NOTE: This map displays best in Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome, or Firefox browsers with limited usability on a tablet or smartphone.

Contact Youth Education Engagement Services Administrator Janice Johnson

janice.johnson@mcesa.maricopa.gov I 602-372-7336