Deliverables

The delivery of all programs, work and speaking engagements are tailored to your specific needs and the availability of Downs Group Associates.

Expect to receive superior service from Downs Group Associates – leading experts who are committed to advancing services to older youth in care.

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More information about our rates can be found on our Rates and Cost page.

Don't know how we can help you?

Contact us and we will review your objectives and explore the match between your needs and our services.

In the event your needs fall outside of our expertise, The Downs Group, LLC has a vast network of contacts to whom we can refer you.

Passion & Knowledge to Help

The research could not be more clear: youth ages eight and older have a tough time getting out of the child Youth Led Groupwelfare system once they enter the system. They are frequent victims of the pinball effect which is when a youth bounces back and forth from one placement to the next on a repeated basis.

Children over the age of eight need and deserve the love and stability of a permanent family every bit as much as younger children.

The Downs Group, LLC believes that the hardest work of child welfare consists of services to youth over age eight in the welfare system. We want to help these older youth achieve their goals and successfully integrate into society as adults.

Group of Youth Leaders

“Chris’ workshop was great help for me to speak out for myself!”
– Foster Youth at Chris’ Communication Workshop

Core Areas of Focus

  • Inter- and Intra-Agency Collaboration and Team Building
  • Identification and Linkages to Enhanced Funding Sources
  • Youth Development and Leadership Training
  • Teaching Youth How to Effectively Tell Their Stories to Virtually ANYONE
  • Strategic Goal Building, with Results-oriented Outcomes

 

Bringing Our Expertise to You

The breadth and depth of the services listed in these areas means that we can provide basic to advanced review to help you build the programs and processes your organization needs today.

Youth Group

  • Inter- and Intra-Agency Collaboration and Team Building
  • Funding Source Identification and Introduction
  • Youth Development and Leadership Training
  • Teaching Youth How to Effectively Tell Their Stories to virtually ANYONE
  • Strategic Goal Building, with Results-oriented Outcomes
  • Keynote Addresses and Motivational Speeches
  • Research and Evaluation of Services
  • Policy Development

Our chosen areas of focus ensure we are able to stay in touch with local and national changes that affect the services we provide.

 

Additional Areas of Focus

  • Services to Older YouthGirlfriends
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Employment and Employers
  • Life Skills, Social Development, and Independent Living
  • Leadership Development
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth
  • Establishing Permanent Connections to Others Who are Safe and Loving
  • Understanding Cutting-Edge Technology: A Primer for Adult Caregivers of Youth
  • Diversity – with an emphasis on LGBTQ Youth

“Your help broadened our horizons!”
– Program for Youth