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Meet The Newest Additions At Beacon Hall – Animals At Alexander

October 18, 2019

Bark and Heal Continues to Help Heal at Beacon Hall Day Treatment. In January of 2019, Alexander Youth Network piloted Bark and Heal as a therapeutic program to supplement treatment in the Psychiatric Residential program. This program was designed to provide the children with an opportunity to learn compassion, self-direction in activities, and patience along […]

Monitoring Success Post Alexander

October 4, 2019

How Our Aftercare Specialist Is Connecting With Families and Tracking Progress. Since April, Aftercare Specialist, Fatima Lewis, has met with almost 100 families at Alexander Youth Network. In her role, she is reaching out to get to know the kids of Alexander, their families, and how Alexander can continue to support them in their path […]

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Bark and Heal Makes a Furry Entrance at North Shelby Day Treatment

July 25, 2019

Meet the Animals at Alexander – Bark and Heal at North Shelby Day Treatment Our latest Bark and Heal class started at North Shelby Day Treatment which serves children grades K-5. In this program, five children will be paired with four canines from Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza. Having four canines that are paired with five […]

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Alexander Youth Network and Anuvia Collaborate for Adolescent Treatment Services

July 1, 2019

Alexander Youth Network and Anuvia Collaborate for Adolescent Treatment Services Anuvia, one of Charlotte’s largest substance use prevention and recovery agencies in Mecklenburg County, will collaborate with Alexander Youth Network (AYN) to provide services for Adolescent Substance Use Treatment.   In Mecklenburg County, substance use continues to impact our adolescent population. Among middle and high […]

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Meet Lizzie, Charlie, Max, Sissy, and Vikki – Animals At Alexander

June 5, 2019

The Bark and Heal program at Alexander Youth Network supports healing by demonstrating compassion and positive reinforcement through canine training. This program pairs the children in the program with rescue dogs from FurBabies Animal Rescue and Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza (C.A.R.E.) During the 8-week program children teach the dogs basic obedience skills for the Canine […]

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Alexander Establishes an All-Inclusive Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program

June 3, 2019

Alexander Establishes an All-Inclusive Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program. Alexander Youth Network is excited to be chosen as a partner with Alliance Behavioral Health to pilot an All-Inclusive Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program (IPRTF). IPRTF is designed to address the barriers to successful discharge, long term therapeutic gains, and reduced likelihood of readmission. Through the partnership with Alliance […]

Meet Alexander – Animals At Alexander Youth Network

June 3, 2019

Alexander – Pet Therapy Alexander is a 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog who visits with the children in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program with Dorothy Wiland.  How often do you visit Alexander? Dorothy and Alexander have been visiting the kids in the residential program once a month for about 2 years. What is your pet’s favorite activity […]

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Building a Bridge for Families and Children to Heal

May 28, 2019

Alexander Youth Network Supports Children & Families With The Beth Jones Family Cottages. Alexander Youth Network encourages parents and family members to be committed and involved throughout the treatment process of their children while in our programs. We believe that in order to promote healing, our kids need the support of their entire family.  We […]

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Asking Questions & Find a Mentor

May 8, 2019

Lessons from an Alexander Intern With a background in research and art history, medical administration and coding seemed to be a big career stretch for Emily Bachner, current Medical Coding Intern at Alexander Youth Network. But through asking questions and finding a mentor on our Thermal Road campus she has been able to find her […]

Finding Calm On Their Own Time – In Their Own Space

May 2, 2019

Alexander Youth Network implements calming rooms to give children the opportunity to identify how they can best self-regulate under stress. Many of the children that are seeking treatment at Alexander Youth Network struggle to manage their mental and behavioral health challenges in social settings. They may act out, show signs of aggression, and find it […]

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