Ascension Lourdes provides family-centered pediatrics and youth wellness and prevention services, Binghamton, New York

Family and youth wellness programs

Lourdes Youth Services provides family and adolescent prevention and intervention programs in Broome and Tioga Counties.

Youth services - health and wellness

For information on Lourdes Youth Services Programs, please call 607-584-4500.

Lourdes Youth Services has been serving parents and young people in our community since 1996. We offer many prevention and intervention programs designed to suit the needs of the community's youth and their families. We are continually growing by adding new programs and expanding existing programs to meet the growing needs of our community.

These programs include:

  • Health & Wellness Programs
    • Dental Services
    • Mental Health Services
    • Mental Health Juvenile Justice
  • Parenting Programs
    • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • Alcohol & Drug Prevention Programs
    • Alcohol & Drug Prevention Education
    • Student Assistance Program

Mission Statement

Youth Services advances its vision of a healthy community through programs that strengthen, educate, support, and provide treatment to community members of all ages.

Vision Statement

Youth Services envisions a community where all individuals are empowered to improve their health in all of its dimensions in order to enhance their ultimate quality of life, with particular emphasis on the poor and vulnerable.

Parents and Children Together (PACT)

PACTParents and Children Together (PACT) is a Parents As Teachers home visiting program that offers services to families living in Broome and Tioga Counties. Services are offered from pregnancy until their child reaches age five. PACT home visitors bring toys, books, activities, and information to stimulate your child's development. PACT recognizes you, the parents, as your child's first and foremost teachers. PACT home visits are fun for the parents as well as the children.

PACT's Fatherhood Advocates see the importance of fathers and provide home visits to fathers and their families. All Lourdes PACT home visitors are certified by the Parents As Teachers National Center as Parent Educators and use the Parents as Teachers curricula.

Mental Health Juvenile Justice

184 Court Street, Binghamton, NY 13901

The Mental Health Juvenile Justice (MHJJ) Project is a partnership with probation and families which targets youth charged as juvenile delinquents or Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS), who have been screened by DSST probation to have mental health, family, or substance abuse issues. The MHJJ Project provides masters level clinicians to offer mobile and flexible clinical assessment, counseling and case management services to identified youth in an effort to prevent further involvement in the juvenile justice system. The program is designed to improve the youth's ability to function at home, at school and reduce or eliminate delinquent behavior.

These services are delivered in school or in our outpatient clinic at 184 Court Street in Binghamton. It serves over 60 youth and family members annually. Services are offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

MHJJ provides the following services:

  • Psycho-social Assessments
  • Substance Abuse Assessments
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Case Management Services
  • Referrals and linkages for medication management, CSE Services (School), additional community services (SPOA, DSS, Other) and Family Court Advocacy for youth involved in MHJJ.
  • Life Skills Training
  • Assistance in navigating the Juvenile Justice System
  • PINS Parent Orientation

Detention Alternative After-School Program

The Detention Alternative After-School Program (DAASP) began in 2005 as a pilot therapeutic program offered to youth ages of 12 - 16 who are referred by Broome County Probation Department DSS and by Broome County Family Court. DAASP is a "last chance" opportunity for youth who would otherwise be remanded to non-secure detention.

All youth must either have an ongoing court case or have a current Probation or PINS case. Only Family Court judges, County Attorneys, PINS and Probation Officers may make a referral to the program. All referrals are reviewed by the Program Manager to make sure they are a good fit for the program.

We focus on reducing high-risk behaviors and improving school performance while building protective factors and resistance skills. Our ultimate goal is to increase positive decision-making, reduce repeat offending, and offer an alternative to detention while holding youth and their families accountable.

Over their 10-12 weeks in program youth will engage in strength based activities that will provide them with personal insight into their own behaviors and help them identify barriers to success. Participants will work on communication, stress/conflict resolution and academic success while in program. In addition the participants are introduced to positive recreational activities to help them develop healthy habits for the future.

The program is designed for a maximum of 8 youths ranging between 12 and 16 years of age, the small group size allows for more one on one interaction between staff and participants and the ability to focus on individual needs. The program has structured components concentrating on education, creative expression and the development of life-skills, self-esteem and self-discipline. This includes structured community based activities during the summer for program participants.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program is a school-based prevention counseling program that operates in several schools districts:

Senator Akshar's grant:

  • Binghamton High School
  • BOCES East Learning Center
  • Chenango Forks High School
  • Deposit High School
  • Maine-Endwell High School
  • MEE Foundation grant:
  • Chenango Valley High School
  • Union Endicott High School
  • BOCES Evertech
  • Johnson City Middle School
  • Seton Catholic Central High School
  • Windsor High School

The NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) provides certification and oversight for the prevention counseling and community education programs operated by Lourdes Youth Services. Student Assistance Counselors work at school sites to provide free prevention counseling services to students addressing issues such as:

  • Poor attendance
  • Poor academic performance
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Problem gambling
  • Family and peer problems

Other services are also provided to the school by the counselor, such as staff education and consultation.

Drug Prevention Education

The Lourdes Alcohol and Drug Education Prevention Team (ADEPT) has been part of the Broome County Community for over 10 years. ADEPT is supervised and supported by NYS OASAS to provide alcohol, drug, and problem gambling prevention education in Broome County. We work in conjunction with schools and other community agencies to provide prevention education services to youth and families.

Services We Provide

Our Prevention Specialists can provide evidence-based programs in the schools for students from middle school through college.

All Stars

All Stars Core program is an evidenced-based curriculum that helps students learn how to make healthy choices concerning school work, drug and alcohol use, and interpersonal relationships. All Stars is offered to Middle Schools in Broome County, as well as in Chenango County.

All Stars Boosters is a strength-based program for students who have completed the All Stars Core program in the previous school year. Skills from the Core program ad new skills come together to foster a teamwork centered approach in this prevention program.

Teen Intervene

Our Teen Intervene program serves youth who have been identified with early onset use of alcohol or substances. The teen must be willing to participate in the program. We strongly encourage parent/guardian participation in the program as well. Youth may be referred by a parent, or school staff.

Download our Teen Intervene Fact Sheet.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS)

The BASICS program serves College age students who have been identified as experiencing some negative effects from consuming alcohol. This is a confidential and evidence-based program. Students can be referred by campus staff, parents, or the court system.

Community Presentations

We can present on a number of different topics including alcohol, drugs, and problem gambling. We tailor presentations to your individual or group needs. Presentations can be customized for all ages, from youth to adults.

Popular topics include Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs, Methamphetamine, Designer Drugs, Adolescent Brain Development, Heroin, and Gambling Awareness.

For information on Lourdes Youth Services Programs, please call 607-584-4500.