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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.       […]

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Alexander’s ASAP Program Provides Life Changing Support for Young Men Battling Substance Use

March 5, 2021

A  February ASAP Program graduate’s story shows the impact that our services and our team approach can have on those struggling with substance use. Through the Substance Use Programs at Alexander Youth Network, we are able to offer residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient substance use treatment programs. These programs combine counseling with psychoeducation, conflict resolution, […]

Employee Spotlight: Thomas Montaglione

February 17, 2021

Thomas Montaligone’s career in behavioral health spans 8 years, with 5 of those years being spent in the Charlotte area. In that short amount of time, Tom’s impact has been tremendous as he worked to become the Young Adult Program Manager for The Relatives.  As the Young Adult Program Manager, Tom helps manage the On Ramp Resource Center, which is a drop-in resource center for any young […]

Employee Spotlight: Jasun Thompson

February 1, 2021

Jasun Thompson, the Program Manager for the Howard Day Treatment Program in Fayetteville, NC, has an extensive background in mental and behavioral health.  His passion for the work he does and the lives he can impact serves as his daily inspiration. Read more about Jasun’s passions and experience which continue to influence his career.  What is your background in mental or behavioral health?   I began […]

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Employee Spotlight: Adrienne Evans

October 19, 2020

Adrienne Evans has been with Alexander Youth Network for 12 years. In that time, from behind the scenes, she has seen programs and Alexander grow. Read more about her time at Alexander. What is your background in mental or behavioral health?  As the Electronic Health Record Technician, I don’t have much background in mental or […]

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Employee Spotlight – Kawanna Willis

September 22, 2020

Kawanna Willis is the program manager of our Liberty Day Treatment program. She has over 10 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health and her clients’ success stories have been featured during our Celebrating Our Kids event, in an impact video, and on the web. Originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, Willis has always […]

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Multiple Careers Paths With One Common Thread – Making An Impact

September 14, 2020

Jessie Britt shares his outlook on life, his career, and his community throughout his 20-year career working in children’s mental and behavioral health. Originally from Gates County, North Carolina, Jessie Britt has lived a life that not many have imagined in a rural farm town. He has played in the NFL, worked on the streets […]

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Creating A Village And Building Trust

September 2, 2020

Why Michelle Nichols Chose Therapeutic Foster Care. Michelle Nichols always had the mindset of helping others, either as a doctor, or teacher, or social worker. She knew she wanted to be in the community doing her best to improve the lives of others. When learning about the intersection of social justice and mental health in […]

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