Valuable treatment structure and great work culture.
Social Work Practicum Student/Community Mentor (Former Employee) – Columbia, MO – July 11, 2014
I absolutely loved my experience with DYS! If I was full time I would have never left. I truly believed in the treatment system the agency ran by. The agency offered children with delinquent backgrounds to be housed in a treatment facility where 24/7hour staff were available and the youth learned skills to process their emotions and stressors to become more productive in society and turn from past behaviors. Once approaching discharge from the treatment facility a worker, such as myself, would engage the youth. This "mentor" helped the adolescent adjust back into the community through education assistant, job support, providing volunteer opportunities, building healthy relationships...whatever was needed. The agency also offered family therapy. The mentor often worked closely with the therapist, as well as the service coordinator, to best assist the family system.