Youth Development Services

Program Requirements:
  • ​Students must be a K-8th grader in the Penn-Harris-Madison school district and attend one of the following elementary schools: Bittersweet, Elm Road, Elsie Rogers, Horizon, Madison, Mary Frank, Meadow's Edge, Moran, Northpoint, Prairie Vista, Walt Disney, and the following middle schools: Discovery, Grissom, and Schmucker.

To Receive Services:
  • Services can be initiated by principal, teacher, parent, or self-referrals. Parental/Guardian permission is required.​​

About Youth Development Services:
  • The Youth Service Bureau's Youth Development Services Program (YDS) provides Family Resource Specialists to assist students in managing their behavior. The Family Resource Specialist is assigned to specific schools. They work with parents, principals, teachers, and other appropriate staff to identify children in need of services. They then assess what form of intervention will be the most appropriate and effective. 

  • The Family Resource Specialist is also an active member of the Response to Intervention RTI) committee in the school. Services include individual and group skills building, classroom programs, support services and family liaison.    ​

YSB exists because all youth deserve safety.