CUBE Presentation: Build Effective Wraparound and Advocacy

By Mary Merino and Rickie Clark, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (Y.A.P.); Jacinto Ramos, Second Vice President, Fort Worth Independent School Board
2014 CUBE 47th Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

The clinic focused on interrupting the "school-to-prison pipeline" by successfully working with students with behavioral, academic, attendance, disciplinary, and familial challenges. The Youth Advocates Program (YAP)/Fort Worth ISD partnership has implemented an intensive wraparound and advocacy/paid mentoring program for students. An Individualized Service Plan is designed to address the needs of the students and their families.

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