What is the YOUTH ADVOCATE?
Family Crisis Services’ Youth Advocate visits many schools in Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties and meets with students individually to discuss concerns they may be having about their relationship. The Youth Advocate may meet with a student in the guidance office, or in another safe location at the school.
How can the YOUTH ADVOCATE help you?
If you have concerns about your relationship, the Youth Advocate can set up a meeting with you at your school and listen to your concerns. She can also help you construct your own personalized safety plan
; discussing how to stay safe at school. She can also help you access resources and support systems at school and in your community. You can also bring a close, supportive friend if that makes you more comfortable.
The Youth Advocate can also meet with students who are witnessing their friends being abused emotionally or physically by their boyfriend or girlfriend. Together they can come up with supportive ways to help their friend.
How do I set up a meeting with the YOUTH ADVOCATE?
Please allow up to a week for the Youth Advocate to get back to you. If you are in immediate crisis, call our hotline below to talk with an on-call advocate.
Hotline: 1.800.537.6066 or 207.874.1973 (Ask the on-call advocate for more information about the Youth Advocate, and setting up a meeting at your school to talk about your relationship.)
Note: We do not give out your name or email address to anyone. If your partner is apt to read your emails or web history, we suggest you use a different email and a school or friend’s computer to contact the Youth Advocate.Safety Plan