ViewU - It's More than What You See

Open to 6th through 12th graders in Southern California. Official verified provider of mental health and Care Solace partner. New groups start March 7.

 
View U, is a program designed to connect and empower youth through interactive therapeutic workshops, and provide them opportunities to look deeper into themselves, learn more positive lifestyles, and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

There’s no question that the pandemic has been hard on children, whether or not their schools have reopened. A flood of research in recent months has found alarming spikes in depression and anxiety among children and their parents.  Parents reached out to us for help so we designed a program that can improve mental health for our youth. View U program provides opportunities for youth to use their time in positive ways, identify and cope with problems, build self-esteem, peer leadership skills, bullying prevention activities, and mentorship opportunities. This program will serve more than 500 youth annually.

Our new program provides targeted youth safe places with

  • Group workshops spanning 7 sessions
    1. Understanding the Power of You
    2. Managing Stressful Situations and Finding Peace Within You
    3. Leadership Networking and Social Skills
    4. Identify Your Leadership Style to Learn to Bring Out the Best in Others
    5. Tips for Successfully Planning Ahead and Time Management
    6. Finding Your Voice in a Chaotic World
    7. Looking Back, But Moving Forward: The Story of You
  • 1-on-1 support
  • Vision Makers
    • Monthly social hub that brings youth together for fun activities, games, life skills, and free snacks

 

There is a growing and unmet need for mental health services for children and youth.

January Vision Makers: New Beginnings

This month, kids in the After School Program participated in a fun vision board activity led by Tara Farajian, LCSW. The kids envisioned their futures and made vision boards that they were able to take home. The students also reflected on 2022 and discussed what they wanted to get rid of in 2023. Some examples included, lying, bad eating habits, and getting involved in drama.