YDC 2015-2016 End Year Report

YDC’s successes are consistent, however our outputs do change from fiscal year to year.

58 teachers and administrators served on -site with one -on –one personalized support for classroom behavior management , and in staff trainings for tackling problems encountered in our urban schools. The emphasis is on reducing teacher stress and burnout, increasing academic achievement, improving the overall learning environment for more than 1780 kids.

• 388 students in Newark public schools received classroom interventions, individual and group counseling, as well as consultation with their teachers and administration, keeping a strong focus on helping kids to become and remain competent learners.

• 366 children and parents/caregivers served in our YDC outpatient clinic through evaluation, consultation, and individual and family therapy sessions .The range of behavioral health problems includes anger management, depression, aggression, grief and loss, social maladjustment, academic failure, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder. Referrals come through Newark public, private and charter schools, Rutgers Children’s Mobile Response,  Partnership for Children of Essex County, Department of Child Protection and Permanency, and from parents /caregivers. We offer bi-lingual counseling and psychological evaluations.

• YDC’s Child Study Team evaluated 125 students and met with 625 parents, educators, and administrators in Newark non public and charter schools from pre school to high school. We provide these services off-site during or after school hours.

• Other activities include consultation and staff training at ASPIRA, United Vailsburg Services Organization, and United Way of Union County benefiting an additional 156 youth and 59 staff.

• YDC’s clinicians use the Clinical Assessment of Behavior for evaluation of the clients. The CAB is a normed and standardized measure of behavioral functioning in children. It is administered at the beginning and end of service provision. YDC staff also use satisfaction surveys and on-going consultation to determine how each project is unfolding. Out-patient evaluation is determined by rate of referrals and Quality Assurance exit evaluations. To date, YDC staff has received a 99% satisfaction rate from clients and partners.