206 W. Court Street, Suite 301
Hastings, MI 49058
HOURS: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday
Evening appointments can be scheduled for working parents
SERVICES: Counseling services are provided at school, home, or in the office. Referrals can be made by parents, school personnel, other service providers, police, or youth may refer themselves. There is no charge for this service offered by the County. Services include:
• Assistance when young people and their family are in crisis
• Individual counseling for young people
• Family counseling
• Information about legal rights of parents and minor children
• Assistance in identifying other appropriate service providers
HISTORY and MISSION
The Youth Service Bureau provides free services to Barry County young people (8-17 years of age) and their parents. The agency was established in 1976, to assist young people and their parents with problems related to school truancy, running away from home and incorrigibility (out-of-control) behaviors. Over the years, services have expanded to meet the changing needs and diversity of problems in Barry County. The mission of the Youth Service Bureau is to provide prevention services to young people and their families in an effort to stop the cycle of behaviors which frequently lead to juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, domestic violence, school failure, and homelessness.
This website contains information on a wide range of topics. It provides parents with answers to lots of frequently asked questions. In addition, there is information on behavioral and emotional problems parents may be experiencing with their child. Local community resources for parents and young people, as well as internet websites for more information in each problem area, are identified. Continue reading to view topics.
Disclaimer: All websites have been carefully selected to provide additional information on a specific topic discussed in an article. Any linkage to other internet websites, not cited and/or not intended for the specific educational benefit stated in the article, is the sole responsibility of the user
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