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Sandhills Center Announces the Selection of Alexander Youth Network to Provide Facility-Based Crisis Services in a New Building in Guilford County

December 2, 2020 Alexander Youth Network will provide Facility Based Crisis services for children and adolescents in the new, state-of-the-art building, currently under construction. Alexander Youth Network was selected to be the provider of services for the new Facility-Based Crisis Center based on their extensive experience working with children and adolescents who have significant behavioral health needs, and due to their established relationships within Guilford County. Click here to view the full press release.

Alexander Youth Network Featured in Junior League Member Monday Blog

August 3, 2020 Mary Sherrill Ware speaks to her experience with the Junior League of Charlotte and her commitment to Alexander Youth Network.

Alexander Children’s Foundation President Responds to Financial Impact of Coronavirus

March 12, 2020 Lynn Crutchfield, President, Alexander Children’s Foundation, responds on WSOC to the financial impact of long term pledges and financial contributions due to suspended markets impacted by Coronavirus.

Therapeutic Foster Parents of Rutherford Featured in Rutherford Weekly

December 19, 2019  Rutherford Weekly, Gina Tipton and two Therapeutic Foster families of Alexander Youth Network are featured the dedication and tremendous support parents provide to foster children struggling with behavioral or juvenile challenges.

Alexander Youth Network 2019-2020 Community Organization of Junior League of Charlotte

December 6, 2019  Scoop Charlotte features Junior League of Charlotte and promotes their work with Alexander Youth Network throughout the 2019-2020 year.

Are You Cutting Through The Noise?

November 4, 2019 Chief Information Officer, Carolyn Spence, is featured in an OPEN MINDS article on data dashboard and technology for increasing productivity, clinical outcomes, and agency performance. Spence originally presented her work at The 2019 OPEN MINDS Technology & Informatics Institute.

Words & Warmth Support the Children at Alexander Youth Network

July 11, 2019 Long-time donor, Kathy Karlic, was featured on Insidewink detailing her generous support for the kids at Alexander through her handmade blankets and other items.

Therapeutic Drumming at Alexander Youth Network

May 29, 2019 WSOC-TV features the therapeutic drumming program and Recreational Therapist, Dorian Jones, during Mental Health Month as a part of a campaign to raise awareness on mental health resources in Charlotte.

Connecting Families Through the Beth Jones Family Cottages

May 24, 2019 As a part of a feature on mental health WSOC-TV interviewed a family from our Psychiatric Residential Treatment program as well as a longtime staff member and volunteer, Beth Jones to learn more about how the cottages are connecting families in treatment.

Bark and Heal Graduation March 2019

March 16, 2019  The Bark and Heal program at Beacon Hall Day Treatment was featured on local media.

Alexander Staff Reflect on “Resilience” Documentary Screening

January 25, 2019  Members of Alexander Staff recap highlights from local screening of the documentary “Resilience.”

Top Takeways from 2018

January 3, 2019   Alexander recaps highlights from 2018 and goals for the year ahead in LinkedIn article.

A meal and a thank you, many years later

November 22, 2018  Billy Madalon, a former therapeutic foster parent, reflects upon his rewarding experience with Alexander during the holiday season in the Charlotte Observer.

Alexander Featured on WBTV

May 22, 2018   Experts from Alexander Youth Network speak about the need to address mental health issues early.

Dr. Kamilah McKissick on WCNC

May 7, 2018   Alexander Youth Network’s Vice President of Clinical Services, Dr. Kamilah McKissick, advises parents about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why.”

Bark and Heal on WSOC-TV

March 9, 2018   Alexander’s Bark and Heal program was featured on WSOC-TV’s Family Focus segment. Bark and Heal helps kids develop empathy, self-control and self-esteem.

Collaborative Tech Problem Solving – The Power of Numbers

July 2016 Chief Information Technology Officer, Carolyn Spence, is featured on Open Minds article on innovative technology solutions.

Mental Health, Youth and Mass Shootings

October 2015  Former Clinical Director Dawn O’Malley speaks to the influence of mass shooting on youth mental health in Charlotte Parent.