Youth

Family Involvement Center’s (FIC) offers Respite Services for parents and caregivers - giving parents a rest from the challenges they face each day - and Day Camp programming for youth during school breaks. Both programs are critical to supporting the families we serve.

Respite
The word "respite" means to take a break from the daily challenges of caring for someone with special needs. Respite can be provided for a few hours or for longer, depending on the needs of the family. Respite typically takes place in the family's home or in another setting in the community. Respite care is an essential part of the overall support that families may need. FIC provides respite services for families of children ages 0 to 17 who are enrolled in behavioral health services.

Youth Support Services Day Camps
FIC provides programming for youth ages 6 to 12 during winter, spring and summer breaks from school. Day camp programming includes games, crafts, opportunities to connect with other kids and fun activities out in the community. Contact us for details about upcoming day camp openings!

Prosocial Activities
Prosocial activities are incorporated in the both the Respite and Day Camp programs. These activities are designed to increase social capital, communication skills, team building skills, and recreational opportunities. They may include a group activity, an outing to a park, a hike, or other recreational activities.

FIC also offers a Youth Creating Change (YCC) group for kids ages 12 to 17. YCC meets monthly to help youth develop leadership skills and ideas for projects that will postively impact the community as well as opportunities to put those skills and ideas into action. See the flyer for details here.

For more information, please contact:

Kandy Luty
Respite and Youth Program Manager       
kandy@familyinvolvementcenter.org
(602) 412-4080