Since 2013, HYN has an average success rate of 76% with our students and families. We can do this because we have researched data collected from local counties, states, and globally that supports the need that additional resources be made available to assist our underserved populations. More than 60% of those who are at or below poverty level are children. The disease of poverty affects children and parents, who do not have access to basic life skills to develop, compete, and thrive in today’s bustling economy. Basic life skills are needed to be stable and sustainable. Skills, such as coping, anger management, and conflict resolution are needed to positively navigate through life, with all its issues. Without these necessary life skills, social class divides become wider. Drop Out rates rise, Suicides rise, Crime rises, communities become broken, and the cycle continues. Our objective at the Hope Youth Network is to be part of the solution to the growing epidemic of broken communities and broken people.
We took action to develop 5 Key Performance Indicators that are derived from our inherent objectives to help, to nurture, and to teach. These outcomes are constantly being obtained through our resource surveys, student/parent satisfaction surveys, and daily screenings during services, and finally, at discharge. Our five KPIs are listed here:
- Promote healthy life skills for our youth and families
- Provide Education and Career Opportunities for our youth and families
- Promote positive peer interaction
- Promote positive community involvement
- Strengthen the family bond
|KPIs||2013 % MET||2014 % MET||2015 % MET|
Because we know that issues with basic needs are most immediate, a major part of our treatment involves family needs. We inquire regarding family needs by utilizing the 7 Life Domains in our registration questionnaire. In effort to meet clients where they are, we understand the importance of identifying specific family needs and assisting our families to work towards meeting those needs.
|Needs List (NUMBERS)||2013||2014||2015|
|#1 Physical Wellness||30||900||50|
|#2 Emotional/Mental Wellness||170||270||170|
|#3 Intellectual Wellness (Motivation)||130||180||130|
|#4 Social/ Cultural Wellness||170||180||60|
|#5 Environmental Wellness (Housing)||110||180||80|
|#6 Spiritual Wellness||110||140||20|
|#7 Occupational Wellness (Employment)||140||180||150|
We use interactive activity modules and games to combat cognitive distortions (faulty thoughts) and improve self-esteem and value in contrast to daily norms fostered by the disease of poverty. According to the National Center for Biotechnology, “poverty is not just income deprivation but capability deprivation as well.” Our Specialized Case Management Program is geared to help our students and families by:
- Inspiring and promoting positive self-esteem, and motivation in our students and families
- Assisting our students and families to develop positive life skills, healthy coping skills, and positive decision-making skills
- Informing and educating our students and families on at-risk behaviors and expected outcomes
- Motivation and assistance for our students and families to further education and improve employment choices
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