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City’s Youth and Family Services Program

The mission of the City of the College Park Youth and Family Services program is to serve College Park children and families through quality culturally-responsive clinical services and community-based programs that strengthen children’s well-being and family relationships.

As one of Maryland’s 15 Youth Services Bureaus, the City of College Park Youth and Family Services, through its mental health services, provides effective juvenile delinquency diversion treatment and family disruption services and promotes positive youth development aimed at developing competent youth who can become responsible and productive members of society.

The counseling staff partners with each family to tailor a course of treatment that fits their individual needs and fosters positive change for their youth and family. The philosophical underpinning of the counseling program is to respect each family members’ perspective, strengthen the positive aspects of family member and peer relationships, decrease parent-child relationship stress, and support healthy behaviors and emotional growth. In addition to its core counseling program, College Park Youth and Family Services provides a number of

additional programs to promote positive youth development. They are

(a) Graduate Internship Program

(b) Advanced Clinical Sand Therapy Program

(c) Hispanic Parent Support Group

(d) Lakeland STARs

(e) Hungry Intervention Program

( f )If I Were Mayor/MML Program

(g) Halloween Thing

(h) Spring Egg Hunt

(i) M-NCPPC Expressions Camp partner

(j) Holiday Initiatives, are the collection and distribution of: Thanksgiving baskets/Friends Community School, One Warm Coat Drive, UMD Terp Toy Drive, Adopt-a-Family, Christmas food boxes/Prince George’s Sheriff Dept • Bicycles/College Park Vol Fire Dept.

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