By WestCare Pacific Islands’ Youth Enhancement & Treatment Programs
What a sensational summer it was! WestCare Pacific Islands’ youth empowerment and treatment programs hosted a series of summer programming. This collaboration offered participants activities to enhance mental health and well-being, increase their capacity to make positive choices, become leaders in their community, and engage in pro-social activities. Youth gained skills to cope with peer pressure, build healthy relationships, and increase their self-esteem. Additionally, participants enhanced both their knowledge on mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety as well as their strategies for how to cope with them.
Our teams continue to be inspired by the youth’s resilience to overcome obstacles. As each program prepares for the next school year, we look forward to re-engaging with our community partners and returning to the classrooms.