JFCS Youth

JFCS’s School Based Programs, “SATOSS,” provide guidance and counseling to students who are experiencing problems that may interfere with their academic and social success.  Services provided by Master’s level social workers and mental health counselors include assisting students to:


  • Social skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Communication skills
  • Academic/Organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively manage and express emotions
  • Academic/Career goals

Cope with:

  • Family stressors
  • School stressors

Students referred to the School Based Program may be experiencing or involved with:

  • Problems with peer pressure and social activities
  • School disciplinary actions and/or referrals
  • Out-of-school suspensions
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Juvenile crime
  • Academic difficulty

Students are referred to the program by school staff, usually administration, behavior specialists, guidance counselors, or teachers.  Parents of youth in any of the schools noted below, who feel their child could benefit from this program, should contact one of the school personnel referred to above.

Schools served: Booker High School, Booker Middle School, Heron Creek Middle School, Lincoln Middle School, McIntosh Middle School, and Emma Booker Elementary School.