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Program Results

Directions for Youth & Families programs made a significant difference in our central Ohio community. In FY 2012 (ending June 30), more than 6,000 youth and their families received services through our programs. We measure outcomes in all our programs to ensure we are meeting the needs of youth and families.

Following is a summary of FY 2012 Directions' programs, numbers served, and participants' outcomes.

Program Number Served Program Outcome
Anger Management Options 141 99% of youth served avoided contact with Juvenile Court for domestic violence or assault
Behavioral Healthcare 400 86% of clients displayed an improvement in functioning by the end of services.
Building Bright Futures (Reclaim Ohio) 134 83% of youth displayed an improvement in functioning by the end of services.
Building Bright Futures (UW) 88 61% of clients completing the program showed an increase in school attendance and improved grades.
Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings (COMPS) 39 100% of youth were better able to cope with their loss and improved their ability to function.
Children Who Witness Violence 91 92% of youth were better able to cope with the experience of witnessing violence.
Family Outreach Substance Abuse Counseling (FOSAC) 76 72% of youth that completed the program reduced or eliminated their use of alcohol and/or drugs.
Life Skills (Middle school drug and alcohol prevention group) 304 100% of participants who completed the program reported abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs for a consecutive 90-day period.
My Best Self 1758 100% improvement, after completion of program, comparing pre to post test.
Ohio Avenue Youth Center 162 100% of youth attending the Center avoided contact with Juvenile Court.
Outreach Counseling Program 1597 100% of youth completing services avoided contact with Juvenile Court for one year following the end of services.
Positive Paths Parenting 243 93% of participants increased their knowledge of parenting skills by the end of services.
PROMISES for Victims of Sexual Abuse 81 83% of clients demonstrated improvement in their personal goals, decreasing the negative effects of sexual abuse.
Ready, Set, Grow 163 100% of families improved their home environment for their children's readiness to learn
School Connections 569 92% of youth completing services improved their school performance.
Short Stop Youth Center


95% improvement, after
participation in program, comparing pre to post test.

Student Support Services 1017 1017 Columbus City School students received a mental health assessment.
Teen Parent Connection 31 89% of young parents completing the program were better able to handle the responsibilities of parenthood.
Clients served*: Total clients (unduplicated):
Number served in counseling and clinical programs: 4,233
Number served in prevention and education programs: 2,965
Number served in parenting/early childhood clinical programs: 437

*Note: Program category numbers equal more than 6001
because some clients are served in more than one program.

In FY 2012, more than 6,000 youth and families received services.


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