The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers are in schools across Kentucky to build partnerships between home, school and the community to best meet the needs of students and their families within the district they serve. Center staff determine student and family needs and collaborate with community partners to offer appropriate services to enhance student success.
The Family Resource Center serves students and families in the Lower and Upper Elementary while The Youth Service Center serves students and families in the Middle and High School.
Each FRCYSC offers a unique blend of services based on the population they serve and needs assessments administered to families.
Family Resource Center Services
Youth Service Center Services
Families in Training
- Provides books to children, birth – age 5, through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
- Dolly Parton Imagination Library Night
- Parenting Classes
- Provide basic needs to promote a healthy life for students
- Assist students in finding a doctor for basic health care needs
- Assist students needing basic clothing and hygiene needs
- Provide Dental program “School Smiles” to come into the school to provide dental hygiene and basic dental work.
Preschool Programs and Childcare
- Collaborates with CECC and the preschool and kindergarten departments with the readiness program, Jumpstart
- Kindergarten readiness resource backpacks
- Born Learning Academy – Monthly meetings for parents of children, birth – 5
- Attends Early Childhood Council meetings
- Post local job openings for students in the community
- Help coordinate volunteer activities for students interested in different careers
- Provide a Career Workstation to allow students to work on and receive help with resume writing, cover letter, and work applications.
- Coordinate Lifeskills classes for all middle school students.
- Help middle school receive grants for after school activities in the area of STEAM.
Reducing Barriers to Education
- Referrals for families in need
- Provides assistance for students’ basic needs
- Provides Power Packs for students needing weekend food
- Provides emergency food and services to families in need
- Helps coordinate assemblies for students on the risk of alcohol and drug use
- Coordinate and attend After-Prom to allow students a safe environment for the evening following prom
- Provide resource guide to families and students of all drug abuse treatment centers in our region
- Work with Gallatin County Champions to promote a drug-free community.
- Provide FREE substance abuse counseling to students and families.
- Help run and manage voluntary drug testing program for all middle and high school students.
- Monthly breakfasts for AllPro Dads
- Facilitates Super MOMs group
- Assists with Literacy programs for both elementary schools
- Facilitates GrandLOVE support group for those raising children other than their own
- Manage the Gallatin County Psychological Services Clinic. Available to students in the Gallatin County School District.
- Provide behavioral health counseling to students as needed.
- Work with students in immediate danger to themselves or others to get the help they need.
- Partner with local mental health agencies to provide QUALITY care to families and students
Health and Health Referrals
- Assists with hearing and vision care
- Provide dental kits to families
- Facilitates the “Always Changing, Always Growing Up” program for the fifth grade students
- School Smiles dental program
- Sponsors “Be a Better Me” week
- First Grade Health Fair
- Hosts Champions for a Drug-Free Gallatin County
- Hosts Gallatin County Interagency meetings
- Mental health referrals
- Sponsors school assemblies and classroom speakers
- Provides performing arts assemblies
- Organizes and facilitates BlockFest
- Provides Resource directories
- Provides “Welcome to Gallatin County” binders
- Makes referrals to adult education
After School Childcare
- Organizes after school clubs
- Assists with after school tutoring
- Facilitates 2 weeks of summer programming
- Publishes “Fun Things to Do in the Summer” guide
- Childcare referrals
Family Resource Center
Conte Flowers, Director
Kerry Tackett, Family Advocate
50 Pawprint Path (inside GCUE)
Warsaw, KY 41095
Youth Service Center
Brian Brentlinger, Director. T-Certfied Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Michael Reeser, Clinical Psychologist Associate
Lisa Wilson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Certified
Alchohol and Drug Counselor
Samantha Reeser, Drug-Free Communities Grant Coordinator
Shannon Stephenson, Family Advocate
70 Wildcat Circle (inside GCHS)
Warsaw, KY 41095