Variety of programs at Tahoe Youth & Family |

Variety of programs at Tahoe Youth & Family

Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Tahoe Youth and Family Services staff members are, from left, front row, Nicole Charney, Crystal Ptak and Alissa Nourse. In back are Roberta Strachan, Jennie Welton, Raymond Clough, Cindi Swalm and Cheyanne Lane.

Tahoe Youth & Family Services, 1021 Fremont Ave., has a staff of professionals who provide services for young people and families throughout the South Shore. For more information call (530) 541-2445.

Services and their providers include:

— Individual & Family Counseling: Nicole Charney and Monica Silva, bio-lingual therapists.

— Adolescent Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Services: Includes individual, group and family counseling. Cindi Swalm, program coordinator/therapist and Jennie Welton, counselor.

— Play Therapy: Works with child’s social and emotional development and resolving trauma.

— Theraplay: The focus is on strengthening the attachment and bond between parent and child.

— Lifeskills Group: This group covers conflict resolution, drug and alcohol education, family issues, value clarification, choices and consequences. Cindi Swalm, group therapist.

— Adolescent Recovery Group: This group offers on-going support and relapse prevention. Brian Stricker, group therapist.

— Mentor Program: Trained and screened mentors are matched with a child of an incarcerated parent. Crystal Ptak, mentor coordinator

— Street Outreach Program and Safe Place: Youth and adult teams provide education, outreach and referrals to local services for youth. Safe Place helps with shelter and support. Roberta Strachan, outreach coordinator and Cheyanne Lane, outreach assistant.

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