Gemstone

Program Description:


School based services are designed to improve a youth’s attendance and academic performance as well as teach prosocial skills such as problem solving, peer refusal, and anger management. This service strives to promote each youth’s self-efficacy, competence, resilience, and belief in the future.

The program will:

  • Teach problem solving, decision making, goal setting, and resiliency skills through quick interactive lessons in the school and community.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with outside agencies (LMHA, School District, Law Enforcement Agencies, DCFS, and Probation) to keep youth accountable and educate families about what resources are available in the community.
  • Mentor select youth and their families teaching skills such as positive-discipline, routine, responsibility, time management, rules and rewards, communication and creating wholesome traditions.

School Based Outreach

School Based Outreach provides in-school services, for moderate to high risk youths, and for youths at risk of being involved in Utah's juvenile justice system.

Evidence-Based Curricula include:

Strengthening Families, ADAPT, Carey Guides, and Why Try

Target Population:

Moderate to high-risk youth, ages 12-17; DCFS youth with delinquency; Youths on 2nd and 3rd non-judicial referrals; youths with gang involvement or behavioral issues; youths with skills deficits or those with a need for increased community supervision.


Exclusionary Factors:nIncludes, but not limited to active psychosis or actively suicidal. Youth identified as low risk by the schools should not be referred.

Length of Stay:nLength of stay in the program is individualized between 60-90 days.