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Bark and Heal is Reopening at Alexander!

July 22, 2022

After a hiatus, we are excited to announce that the Bark and Heal Program will be returning! Due to Covid restrictions, the program was put on hold for the safety of its participants. Following the program’s continuation this year, more children and canines will benefit from the services of Bark and Heal.   Bark and […]

Providing a Safe and Affirming Space for LGBTQ Teens

June 14, 2022

Importance of Relationships in Therapeutic Foster Care Over 20 years ago, Gladys welcomed her first foster children into her home. With four biological daughters of her own, adding three more young girls to the family made for a very full house with love and laughter. Since that first placement, Gladys and her family have cared […]

Alexander Pilots New Program to Recruit Foster Parents to Serve LGBTQ Youth

May 23, 2022

  Guilford County Foster Care System to Benefit from New Alexander Youth Network Program to Support LGBTQ Youth Blue Cross NC and the Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center are funding a pilot program to help recruit and train foster families to serve LGBTQ youth Alexander Youth Network, an organization serving children with emotional and behavioral […]

Alexander Youth Network Congratulates Dr. Rebecca Tomsyck on Her Retirement!

December 2, 2021

Alexander Youth Network congratulates Dr. Rebecca Tomsyck on her retirement! Rebecca Tomsyck, M.D., began her career as a pediatrician and then went back to school to become a psychiatrist. As a member of Charlotte Psychiatric Associates and Arboretum Behavioral Health, she became a well-regarded and sought out physician. Alexander Youth Network was fortunate to have […]

Mental Health Minute: Venus Williams on Mental Health: Being Tough Means Taking Care of My Whole Self

September 13, 2021

How do we fight the stigma surrounding mental health?  In a blog post, NAMI leads with the importance of talking openly about mental health. With this in mind, it has been encouraging to see some of our “strongest” athletes talk about their mental health journey, the importance of reaching out for support, and the fact […]

Mental Health Minute: Take Care of Yourself and Others

August 26, 2021

Since early 2020, it seems like the world around us has been in chaos. If economic hardship, political protests and recurring natural disasters weren’t already enough to cause distress, add a global health crisis to the mix. We end up with a well-documented increase in stress levels and feelings of depression for people across the […]

Letters from Lynn: Fall 2021

August 26, 2021

Welcome to the new and improved eNews.  In this edition I hope you will enjoy some new additions to this newsletter: Mental Wellness tips, what’s happening at AYN and our volunteer opportunities corner. Just like many of you, everyone involved with Alexander Youth Network this past year has been riding a roller coaster.  We’ve been […]

Celebrating Our Kids 2021: Building Hope for Years to Come

August 26, 2021

HOPE… a feeling of trust or a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  Building hope is exactly what the theme for Celebrating Our Kids was all about this year. It continues to be the driving force behind everything we do here at Alexander Youth Network.             […]

Volunteer Corner: Impacting the Lives of Others and Our Own

August 26, 2021

Webster’s dictionary defines volunteerism as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward”.  This definition, however, doesn’t begin to define the profound impact a volunteer can have on the lives of others.  Rebecca McLaughlin is a former […]

Creating Calming Rooms

August 25, 2021

A Calming Room is a space that is meant to be a supportive therapeutic environment which assists children in self-calming efforts by offering them a designated space to relax and self-regulate. It is a designated place designed to calm the senses where the student can experience calming visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli. Items that should […]

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