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5 Arguments for Virtual Case Management at Alexander Youth Network

February 7, 2019

Alexander Youth Network Manages Behavioral Health Services – Before, During, and After Treatment. Alexander Youth Network is unique in that it offers an integrated behavioral service model for children and families. Through our model, we are able to provide children and their families a variety of services without having to transfer them or their families […]

Healing Children While Helping Dogs

January 30, 2019

How Alexander’s Bark and Heal program is innovating pet therapy to heal children affected by trauma “The youth, in general, have had a natural instinct to want to care for the dogs. They have experienced an empathic response, unlike that with their peers.” – Lori Douglas, Program Director of the Bark and Heal program at […]

Alexander Youth Network is Building Resilience One Child At A Time.

January 28, 2019

Last night, Alexander Youth Network staff attended #WarehouseTalks, a weekly seminar discussing hot topics affecting the Charlotte communities. Hosted by Warehouse 242, Freedom Communities, and the Charlotte Resilience Project, the evening offered attendees a free screening of the documentary “Resilience” as well as a chance to engage in discussion with a panel of mental health […]

Top Takeaways from 2018, Our Visit with Dr. Bruce Perry.

January 28, 2019

Last November, Alexander Youth Network was one of the many trauma-informed care providers to participate in the Mecklenburg Resilience Symposium. Dr. Bruce Perry, founder of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), was the keynote speaker for the event and our own Dr. Kamilah McKissick presented in a break out session on Intergenerational Trauma. Following the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Lynch

May 22, 2018

When you show up for work each day with a smile on your face and a true passion for what you do, you’re bound to be popular with your coworkers. But when you show up with that smile and passion AND you’re working for free? Now that is something really special. Nearly every week, Linda […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Bunt

February 12, 2018

One person can change a life forever. That’s what Nancy Bunt does with children at Alexander through Reiki, meditation, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques. It all started with ‘Dan the Artist’, a young man who visited Nancy’s second grade classroom just once to lead the class in a guided relaxation exercise. That one moment solidified meditation […]

Service for a Lifetime, Impact for Forever

February 12, 2018

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” – Judy Blume You just don’t see many 90-year old women driving a burnt orange Hummer. And if you called it orange, friends say Hazel would remind you it was in fact ‘Solar Flare’. Often spotted jumping into her mammoth vehicle for a quick trip from […]

Bark and Heal

February 12, 2018

There is a special magic that happens when children and dogs connect. An exciting new one-of-a-kind pilot program at Alexander Youth Network launched in January 2018 to accomplish just that. The Bark and Heal program, offered through the support of Furbabies Animal Rescue, pairs dogs in need of adoption with children in our Psychiatric Residential […]

High School Graduate a Therapeutic Foster Care Success

August 29, 2017

On Tuesday, June 13, Kyauna Allen did something she once thought impossible – she graduated from Mallard Creek High School. “Six months ago, I did not envision myself receiving my diploma. I really thought my life was over – I’d given up on my dreams,” said Kyauna. But that was before she entered Alexander Youth […]

Gimme a Beat!

August 29, 2017

  Have you ever found yourself completely lost in a song or piece of music, perhaps bopping your head or walking in step to the beat? There’s a reason why. Joe Heritage, lead trainer at Alexander Youth Network, explains that “Research suggests that music can positively influence brain function, mood, pulse rate, respiration, blood pressure, […]

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