Youth Services

Mission Statement

The mission of the Youth Services department is to coordinate programs and services for Plainville youth that promote positive youth development and prevent delinquency and other negative behaviors. This mission is accomplished by providing and coordinating a continuum of services that include prevention, intervention and treatment programs. Services are provided in the Youth Services office on Whiting Street, and in the schools. Call Roberta Brown, Director, for more information or to make an appointment.

Direct services provided by Youth Services staff:

  • Confidential individual, group and family counseling
  • Information and referral
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management – DCF, Juvenile Court, Counseling and Treatment Programs
  • Parenting information and support
  • Parent Discussion Groups and special presentations
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group
  • Juvenile Review Board Coordination - Juvenile Court Diversion Program
  • Kids in the Middle (KIM) Program 
  • Community Service Coordination
  • Summer Adventures, Teen Challenge,
  • Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Job Bank training and referral
  • Babysitter training
  • Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development; Co-Chairperson

School Based Services:

  • Individual and specialized group counseling
  • Assessment
  • Substance Abuse Assessment
  • Member of Student Support Teams in Middle and High Schools
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Staff Consultation
  • Peer Mediation Training
  • PTO presentations

Youth Services staff members are active on many school and community committees, boards and task forces to continually assess the needs of the community, and coordinate, plan and develop programs to meet those needs. Plainville Youth Services is also a member of several statewide committees and organizations.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Roberta Brown, M.S. Director ext. 261
Amy Kievit, M.S.W. Counselor ext. 260