First exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and
their families through evidence-based programs that promote healthy
behaviors, prevent substance abuse, and maximize student success.
Youth First Social Workers work with students individually and in groups, free of charge.
Common reasons students see the Youth First Social Worker include
depression, anxiety, anger management, academic issues, divorce and
grief adjustment, family problems, substance abuse, and suicide
Youth First Social Workers also often give classroom presentations at
school. Presentation topics vary according to what is needed but may
include peer pressure, dating, bullying, friendship issues, family
Dena Embrey, LCSW
Youth First Social Worker
812-435-8227 ext. 5