Martin County


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Local Content

Youth First in
Martin County

[Links for local contact information, Regional Development Officers, local Social Worker(s), county advocacy council, etc.]

Local Schools

[List of county schools serviced by Youth First]

Martin News

Taking Care of Child’s Physical, Emotional Needs is Essential

By Katherine Baker, LCSW, Courier & Press, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 Unfortunately, all too often we hear stories in the media about children and teens being neglected.  Neglect can take many forms, including lack of housing, food  and medical care, failure to teach basic personal care, and withholding love and affection.  In neglect situations, the […]

Red Ribbon Week Activities Coming to Local Schools

By Katie Omohundro, LCSW, and Jenna Bowman, Courier & Press, October 24, 2017 Every fall communities and schools around the country honor a week known as Red Ribbon Week, sponsored by the National Family Partnership. Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 to raise awareness of drug abuse and drug-related violence.  Although Red Ribbon Week is […]

Martin Calendar

What Martin County says about Youth First

To be able to have a dedicated Youth First Social Worker in our schools to reach our young people at a critical time in their lives is a sound investment.

Dan GregoryLoogootee community volunteer

We want our children to not only be successful academically, but we want our children to be successful emotionally and socially. To succeed in one area and not the other two is to limit the success our students will be able to achieve once they leave our school.

Dr. Joan KellerFormer Superintendent, Loogootee Community Schools

The assistance and guidance that our children have available to them through Youth First is invaluable for their growth, well-being, and success as students and adults.

Curt JohnsonExecutive Director, Martin County Community Foundation

Youth First is a great fit in our community. In addition to placing a Licensed Social Worker in our schools, they have provided Elizabeth [Christmas, Youth First Social Worker] with a framework and menu of programs to help her best meet the needs of our students and the greater community. The work she is doing is crucial to the continued and future success of our young people and their families.

Joseph C. LannanConsulting Partner, eSolve Solutions, and former educator

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