Intervention

Developing healthy, positive decision-making skills for a brighter future

Programs we offer:

General Assessment

Community Service

Teen Intervene

12 & Under

Chemical Awareness

Nicotine Awareness

Choice & Consequence

INDEPTH

Restorative Conference Meeting

Intervention Services

Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) Intervention Program works in partnership with parents, schools, and the justice system to develop healthy, positive decision-making skills and interrupt harmful behavior patterns.

Our staff helps youth who are involved in higher-risk behavior understand that they are responsible for the outcomes of their decisions and empower them to make better choices. By using programs designed to reduce problem behaviors, our intervention programs help individuals gain vital development skills that lead to healthier relationships, better decision making, and a deeper connectedness with family and community.

We believe the advice, guidance, and involvement of parents and guardians is essential for a youth’s success in life. Through parent/guardian involvement in this program, positive values are reinforced and integrated into daily life.

Intervention Program Options:

A one-hour intake appointment with our Intervention Manager, where we take an assessment using the MAYSI-2 and YLS screening tools. The results of those tools, combined with the staff interview, are used to assign program components based on the risk level of reoffending and are referred to appropriate programs and classes. (Parents/Guardians also must attend, $25 fee)

Individual programming is a great opportunity for youth to learn and be heard. Give us a call to learn more about Twelve & Under, RSP, INDEPTH, and Restorative Conference Meetings.

Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) is proud to offer Chemical Services, including a Chemical Health Screen, a Chemical Health Assessment (Rule 25) & Teen Intervene programming.

A half an hour meeting discussing community work service options. (Parents/Guardians also must attend, $15 fee)
Lakes Center for Youth & Families offers three classes to assist youth. The three classes are: Tobacco/Nicotine Awareness, Chemical Awareness, & Choice & Consequence.

Our Approach

Our Intervention program is based on four restorative justice values:

  • Crime is a violation of people and relationships
  • Crime creates obligations to make things right
  • Justice involves the victim, offender, and community
  • Justice seeks solutions that promote repair, reconciliation, and reassurance

Our Intervention Staff:

Lindsay Doten, MSW, LGSW

Lindsay holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has many years of experience working with children, adults and families in various settings including children’s mental health case management, adult mental health case management, in-home applied behavior analysis therapy and inpatient social work as well as interning at a residential treatment center from adolescents. She believes that each person deserves a second chance and has the ability to learn from their experiences. Lindsay works collaboratively with youth & their families to help youth understand their offense and move forward to make better decisions.

Sarah Curtis, MA

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Contact LC4YF!

Address

20 Lake Street North, Suite 103, Forest Lake, MN

Hours

Monday 8am-9pm
Tuesday 8am-9pm
Wednesday 8am-6:30pm
Thursday 8am-9pm
Friday by appointment