Youth Contact's treatment philosophy is based on the view that family involvement in treatment is the most effective way to help youth with problems of behavior, alcohol, or dependency. We find that when a young person has a problem, often family interaction and communication also suffer.

    Through counseling with a problem solving focus, issues and goals are clarified with ALL family members and a plan can be developed that is specific to the youth's individual needs. Usually the family meets with the counselor weekly and when appropriate, meeting may involve one or two family members.

    If other services are needed, Youth Contact will refer the family and youth to the appropriate resources in the community.