Youth Advocacy Foundation YAF

Method

YAD embraces the Youth Development Approach, which holds that children are more likely to develop into healthy members of our society if they receive personalized support and experience positive experiences in five key areas: family, education, community involvement, personal mentorship, and mental and physical health services. Our method is to consider each child’s life circumstances holistically, assessing whether material, social, and psychological supports are in place, and intervening as necessary to connect the child to those supports.