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Finding Positive Inspirations In Relationships

December 3, 2019

Alexander Youth Network Accountant, Katrina McCain, talks about pursuing her passions outside of the office, with the support of the positive work and personal relationships she cultivated along the way. For the past 11 years, Katrina McCain, has been an accountant with Alexander Youth Network. She started as the Assistant Director of Finance at Youth […]

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Leaders Are Not Just Born

November 15, 2019

Notes from Senior Management Team to the 2019 Alexander Leadership Institute Cohort. Each year Alexander Youth Network hosts a series of professional development opportunities for staff from across the state. These opportunities take shape as the Alexander Leadership Institute (ALI). A cultivated group of Alexander Staff, work on a year-long deliverable project focused on agency […]

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Protecting Our Kids

November 6, 2019

Staff At Alexander Youth Network Are Learning & Advocating for Abuse Prevention Recently, two Alexander Youth Network staff members attended the Sexual Abuse Training Seminar hosted by Philadelphia Insurance Companies in Concord, NC. The two-day training focused on educating attendees on several topics related to sexual abuse including common errors and misconceptions about sexual abuse […]

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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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Fostering Fellowship And Family

October 4, 2019

Sharon Lewis Shares Her Experience As A Therapeutic Foster Parent At Alexander Youth Network. Sharon Lewis has been a part of the Alexander Youth Network family for 16 years and is currently a foster parent for a young boy, Jasun, in our Charlotte Day Treatment program. Jason is one of the many lives at Alexander […]

Building Skills Outside of the Classroom

August 27, 2019

Alexander partners with bus drivers and school district officials to create trauma-informed spaces outside of the classroom. A primary goal of treatment programs at Alexander Youth Network is to ensure that children are able to use their self-coping and regulating techniques outside of their treatment programs. A key indicator of the success of our programs […]

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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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight

Giving On and Off the Court

July 25, 2019

Rachel Rodriguez has been a loyal volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for more than 20 years. Rachel found Alexander during a difficult time in her life and she decided to turn her frustrations into helping others. Initially, she served as a mentor but eventually became a Lunch Buddy. In her time with Alexander, she has […]

Generations of Support – A Legacy of Impact

July 24, 2019

Al Winget and his family have been involved with Alexander Youth Network for generations. As a child, he frequently visited campus where his mother was a volunteer. During this time he would help with small projects on campus or deliver in-kind gifts for his mom. When Al graduated college, he worked for Alexander briefly before […]

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