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Frequently Asked Questions about The Youth and Family Assessment Center (YFAC)

What is The Youth and Family Assessment Center (YFAC)

The Youth and Family Assessment Center (YFAC) is a part of a county-wide System of Care initiative to ensure that our community provides a continuum of care for youth and their families with the level of support and intervention matching the strengths, needs and outcomes identified by the youth and their families.

YFAC has 3 programs and no Center

  • YFAC Wrap (CIS Care Coordination) provided by Communities In Schools at 12 AISD schools: Dobie, Kealing, Martin, Mendez, and Webb Middle Schools, and Allison, Harris, Harts, Oak Springs, Ortega, Rodriguez, Zavala Elementary Schools.
  • YFAC Supportive Services provided by the Social Work staff at the Travis County Community Centers
  • YFAC Skill-Building Camps provided in conjunction with CIS and AISD

How do I access services through YFAC?

Referrals for enrollment come through:

  • AISD Child Study Teams for Communities In Schools (CIS) Care Coordinators (YFAC Wrap)
  • Travis County Community Centers for YFAC Supportive Services
  • Communities In Schools (CIS) Program Managers for YFAC Skills-Building Camp

Who does YFAC Serve?

Wrap – Communities In Schools Care Coordination

YFAC Wrap – Communities In Schools (CIS) Care Coordination serves children and their families who are:

  1. referred by the Child Study Team of one of the 12 identified schools (see above);
  2. is a resident of Travis County;
  3. whose family’s income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline; and
  4. has a child or youth who is experiencing behavioral difficulties at school, home or the community.

Supportive Services

YFAC Supportive Services serves children and their families who:

  1. access services from any of the Travis County Community Center and is willing to partner with a Travis County Social Worker;
  2. has a child/youth between the ages 0-22 who requires additional support or intervention to improve functioning;
  3. is a resident of Travis County and whose income does not exceed 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Skills-Building Camp

YFAC Skills-Building Camp serves children who:

  1. attend one of the seven elementary schools listed above;
  2. is referred by the schools Communities in Schools Program Manager;
  3. whose family is a resident of Travis County and whose income does not exceed 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines; and
  4. is between the ages of 7-12

Who should I contact to learn more?

For more information please contact:

Brook Son, Prevention and Intervention Manager
Office of Children Services
Travis County HHS/VS
512-854-4272, cell: 737-931-7835
[email protected]

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