Valuable Tips: Children & Youth After Disasters

Tornados ripped through several Southern Indiana communities on March 2, 2012, causing devastating destruction: loss of home, schools, properties, and businesses, as well injuries and loss of lives.   People both locally and nationally are reaching out to those affected.  Especially remember our children and youth a this time.  Dr. Robin H. Gurwitch, an expert in working with children who’ve experienced disaster, shares several valuable resources that provide Psychological First Aid (PFA).  Click to read tips in “Listen, Protect, and Connect – Family to Family and Neighbor to Neighbor” (PFA for the community helping each other), in “Listen, Protect, and Connect – Model and Teach” (PFA for students and teachers), and in “Listen, Protect, and Connect” (PFA for children, parents, and other care-givers after natural disasters).

March 9, 2012 at 4:34 pm Leave a comment

Thanksgiving: I’m thankful …!

In this week of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for faith, family, and friends.  I’m grateful for our children and youth – their shining eyes, their keen minds, their enthusiasm, sense of awe, and belief that all things are possible.  In our world, not all of our children possess the attributes just described and that makes me incredibly grateful for you – the people who care so much for ALL our young people, regardless of their advantages and disadvantages.  You work tirelessly and fearlessly to help ensure that our youth are cared for, supported, safe, and have opportunities to succeed.  Thank you!  I wish you a bountiful Thanksgiving.  Barb


November 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm Leave a comment

Honoring Veteran’s Day: Floyd Central HS Assembly

Student Lauren McNeeley emceed today’s FCHS Veteran’s Day Assembly.  Read the message, personalized from President Obama’s 2010 Veteran’s Day Proclamation.  You may wish to use it to talk with young people in your life about the meaning of Veteran’s Day.

November 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Floyd County Selected as One of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Youth


America’s Promise Alliance

Youth Count hosted a “Watch Party” today to view a live webcast from America’s Promise Alliance in which Floyd County selection as a 2011 Winning Community was announced.  Read more on our “News” page.

October 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm Leave a comment

100 Best Communities for Youth Finalist

Floyd County is a finalist in this year’s America’s Promise 100 Best Communities for Youth recognition!  This is a big deal!  Hundreds of communities vie for this recognition every year.  The announcement of winners will be made via live webcast from Washington DC on Wednesday, October 12 at 12 Noon.  Youth Count is hosting a “watch party” so that community members can view the announcement together.  More info soon.

September 29, 2011 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Metro United Way Support

Metro United Way … thank you for the recent grant to support Parent Workshops!

September 29, 2011 at 10:54 am 1 comment

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County – Thank you!

 On behalf of our communities’ children and youth, THANK YOU HORSESHOE FOUNDATION OF FLOYD COUNTY for your support of the Youth Count initiative to educate community members about the power of asset building and to engage community members in actions that build assets!

July 11, 2011 at 11:55 am Leave a comment

Carol Atnip Honored at Gold Leaf Award Luncheon

Youth Count recognized Carol Atnip at Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s recent Gold Leaf Award luncheon. 

Carol has been an active member of the Youth Count Advisory Board where she serves as chair.  She is an advocate for Youth Count and Asset Building in her interactions throughout the community.  Carol is a source of wisdom and vision in working with Youth Count to help ensure that our young people grow up with the positive opportunities, experiences, attitudes and behaviors which are crucial to their success.  Carol is always willing to take needed action.  She has cooked hotdogs at a tailgate party, been a sounding board to staff, initiated discussions with potential funders, recruited new volunteers, and much, much more.  Always wearing a smile, she is an active advocate for the work of Youth Count.  Thank you, Carol!

July 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

Generous Anonymous Grant!

Thank you to the anonymous donor for the $5,000 grant to promote asset building in our community!

July 5, 2011 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Pillsbury & General Mills Foundation – You ROCK!

Our thanks to Pillsbury and the General Mills Foundation for their contribution to support the the work of building assets for our young people!



May 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

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