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Problem Youth


Our problem youth program is designed to provide support and intervention for young people facing various challenges in their lives. These programs aim to address issues such as delinquency, behavioral problems, substance abuse, academic struggles, mental health concerns, and more. 

Proven Strategies.

We employ proactive and diversionary strategies meticulously designed to significantly curtail recidivism rates. Additionally, we provide indispensable services that not only bolster stability but also nurture mental well-being. Our approach is intricately aligned with the rigorous guidelines and recommendations laid out by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, combined with an holistic approach as well. 


At HOTT, our collaboration with our clients is underpinned by unwavering strength and is an ongoing, iterative process. We diligently lead our cherished individuals through a meticulously structured, step-by-step journey, facilitating their triumphant return to the community. Our focus extends to addressing social disparities and promoting civic engagement at every juncture.

Furthermore, we harbor a profound dedication to upholding the civil, social, and human rights of women, men, our youth, and those formerly incarcerated. We empower them to emerge as staunch advocates, not only for their personal growth but also for the betterment of their families and communities. Through our tireless efforts, we aspire to sculpt a society that is not only more equitable but also more engaged, where every individual has the chance to thrive and passionately contribute to the well-being of their community.


Components of our Problem Youth Program:

Assessment and Screening: The program typically begins with an assessment to identify the specific needs and challenges of each participant. This assessment may include evaluations of their physical health, mental health, academic performance, family dynamics, and social environment.

Individualized Treatment Plans: Based on the assessment, individualized treatment plans are developed for each youth. These plans outline the goals, strategies, and interventions needed to address their unique challenges.

Counseling and Therapy: Problem youth programs often include individual and group counseling sessions. These sessions may focus on addressing issues such as anger management, conflict resolution, communication skills, and emotional regulation. Therapists and counselors work closely with participants to provide guidance and support.

Academic Support: For youth struggling with academic performance, we may offer tutoring, homework assistance, and educational workshops. The goal is to help participants improve their academic skills and stay on track in school.

Skill-Building Workshops: These workshops provide skill-building exercises on various topics, including life skills, decision-making, problem-solving, and goal setting. The workshops empower participants with practical tools for personal growth and development.

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment: This includes substance abuse education and prevention efforts. For youth with substance abuse issues, there may be opportunities for detoxification, counseling, and rehabilitation.

Recreation and Leisure Activities: We help youth to engage in in positive recreational activities which are essential for youth development. This module offers sports, arts and crafts, music, and other activities that promote healthy leisure time.

Family Involvement: Involving families is crucial for the success of problem youth programs. Family therapy sessions, parenting classes, and support groups may be offered to improve family dynamics and communication.

Mentorship: Pairing youth with mentors or positive role models can have a significant impact. Our mentors provide guidance, support, and encouragement to help young people make positive choices.

Community Service and Restorative Justice: This module incorporates community service as a way for youth to make amends for their actions and learn about responsibility and accountability.

Aftercare and Follow-Up: For this program to have any chance of success, we include aftercare services to provide ongoing support and prevent relapse. Follow-up assessments and check-ins help track progress and address any emerging issues.

Crisis Intervention: HOTT has protocols in place to address crises or emergencies, ensuring the safety and well-being of participants.

Case Management: Dedicated case managers work with each youth to coordinate services, track progress, and ensure that the individualized treatment plan is followed.

Cultural Sensitivity: We pride ourselves on being culturally sensitive and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and needs of participants.

Community Collaboration: Collaboration with other community organizations, schools, and agencies is vital to provide a comprehensive network of support for participants. Our peer network of resources helps to ensure total, holistic coverage.

Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: Regular evaluation and data collection help measure our program’s effectiveness. Continuous improvement efforts are always being refined to  enhance our services over time.