Combatting Cyber Bullying

This blog is for youth and adults alike. If you experience cyber bullying Do: Save messages, texts, and e-mails. Keep these as evidence of what is going on. One way to do this is to take screen shots of the offensive messages, pictures or images. Talk to your parents,...

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Highlighted Course:  Bullying Prevention with Youth

Highlighted Course: Bullying Prevention with Youth

This is a full-day, in-person training on preventing bullying with teens, including special attention on transition age youth living in substitute care, such as foster care.  The course, taught by a nationally prominent expert on youth suicide prevention, is offered...

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PATH: The Permanency And Transition Highway

PATH provides foster childen opportunity.The Permanency And Transition Highway (PATH) is an innovative, holistic model of programs and services designed to help older youths achieve fulfilling self-sufficiency as young adults. PATH identifies best practices across a continuum of permanency and independent living strategies. These strategies are integrated into one seamless program of care housed in a central hub in each specific geographical area.

PATH is guided by numerous core principles including:

  • Strong youth participation in, and direction of, services
  • Lasting connections with local stakeholders, including businesses, schools, financial institutions, and other youth agencies
  • Inspiration, guidance, and tools to support youths’ inherent and self-determined successes
  • Reliance on evidence-based and successful tools and practices

The Downs Group LLC has been engaged for assessment, consulting, and training by a variety of clients serving older youth and caregivers including:

  • State of New Jersey
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Midwest Foster Care
  • Adoption Association Devereux – Arizona
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Los Angeles County DCFS