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October 2014 FACILITATOR OF THE MONTH
Names: Kaylie Tipton and Anna Novato - Missouri State University - Department of Nursing
Group Facilitated: Community Health
Group Description: The Missouri State University Department of Nursing facilitates Tuesday evening programming at the ERC. This community health section of the ERC programming cycle is comprised of two sections; health related education and clinical based nursing services. Nursing students provide minor health related services to our youth to include lice checks, monitoring of blood pressure and glucose levels, first aid for minor cuts and bruises and are able to make referrals for more serious issues. The nursing students also facilitate educational programming for our youth to include sex education, first aid, substance abuse, over the counter medication use/abuse, personal hygiene, and other related programming. The nursing students also provide other health related programming as needed and requested by our youth.
Policy & Procedure Manual:
About ERC Presentation:
The mission of the Greene County Juvenile Office-Evening Reporting Center (ERC) is to provide a community based alternative to secure detention for at-risk youth. This short term intensive supervision treatment program, with the help of community volunteers, will provide facilitated education and therapeutic programs in a structured environment, while ensuring the safety of the community and the juvenile.
The ERC is a program designed to assist participants to remain in the community and influence their lives in a positive way. Participants should consider placement in the ERC as a privilege and an opportunity to make positive changes in their behavior.
Placement in the ERC is an opportunity. With the help of the community facilitators, juveniles placed in the ERC program are allowed the chance to learn and develop social skills in a structured environment, covering such topics as Job Skills, Decision Making, Personal Health, and others.
Eligible youth will be:
- Post-filing/pre-adjudication or post adjudication status/ or motion to modify.
- Referred by a Deputy Juvenile Officer, Probation Officer, or the Court, to include Juvenile Drug Court
- Between the ages of 12 and fall under jurisdiction of the court.
- Accepted on a space-available basis. Maximum capacity for the Evening Reporting Center is 12 youth.
- Participating in the program for a period not to exceed 20 program days (actual days of operation)