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Bert Nash youth program

September 18, 2006

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A grant from the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority will allow Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to launch a program to assist troubled youths.

The grant, amounting to $65,819, was awarded to Douglas County Youth Services, which applied for the grant on behalf of the center.

The center will administer the grant by setting up a program designed to help troubled juveniles avoid being removed from their homes by the juvenile justice system. Youths identified for the program would be those having one or more contacts with the justice system and those who are at risk of being removed from their homes.

The grant will pay for staff training. Part of the treatment for the youths is working with their families to improve interaction.

Comments

Ragingbear 8 years, 3 months ago

Based on how well they handle the adults with emotional and mental issues, expect a generation of kids that will make people like Hannibal Lecter and Jeffrey Dalmer look like wanabees in comparison.

Sacerdotal 8 years, 3 months ago

Raginbear: Feeling optimistic this fine morning, are we? Do you have some alternative suggestions? Most of our children are good; many of them are lost, however, and need help such as this.

Ragingbear 8 years, 3 months ago

Such programs are fine, and should take place in all communities. Bert Nash on the other hand has at least 2 doctors that should not be working there, much less practicing medicine. It is common for one doctor there to charge people for sessions that never took place. It is common for another doctor there to discuss other patient's records and files with just about anybody, using names and dates in public areas.

Then one day I met one of the administrators at a public meeting about homelessness. Drunk off his kiester.

Sacerdotal 8 years, 3 months ago

Good points, there, BEAR. If these allegations are correct, complaints should be filed and the situation corrected.

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