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New Web Site Educates Public about Program’s Approach to Helping Children with Mental Health Needs

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 12, 2009  
Contact Information:  Gwenda Bond or Beth Fisher, (502) 564-6786, ext. 3325 and 4012  


Kentuckians Encouraging Youth to Succeed (KEYS) has launched a new Web site to help the public learn more about the program’s approach to helping children with mental health needs and provide a resource for children and families seeking KEYS services.

The site, www.kentuckyyouthsucceed.org, also contains information about KEYS success stories, specific information about services provided through the program, various community partners, site locations, success stories and information for making a referral to KEYS.

“Every child deserves a chance to reach his or her full potential,” said Devon Lindsey, KEYS marketing specialist. “KEYS uses a system of care approach to serving children with mental health needs, linking our clients with various programs and agencies to help them thrive in the community. With our new Web site, the public can learn more about the services we provide and how the system of care approach is helping hundreds of young people in Northern Kentucky.”

KEYS serves Pendleton, Owen, Grant, Kenton and Carroll counties, providing a system of care for communities, parents and youth to address the needs of youth with behavioral and emotional concerns. The program was created to form a network of community-based services and supports for young people such as services for children and families, mental health and substance abuse.

KEYS strongly encourages any young person with behavioral or emotional needs to seek help as these concerns in children and adolescents can interfere with daily life at home, at school or in the community. Without treatment, these children are at a higher risk for failure at school, contact with the criminal justice system and suicide.

KEYS is funded by a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is administered by NorthKey Community Care. For more information about KEYS, call (859) 428-4100.



 

Last Updated 6/12/2009