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Yuma, Arizona offers a spanning catalogue of activities and adventure, ranging from city-sponsored brunches to even jet skiing and competitive fishing. Dams built in the early 20th century helped spawn some of the most picturesque lakes and waterways you’ll ever encounter in the desert. Waters are number of options to enjoy the outdoors. Yuma is home to many parks, but perhaps the most impressive is Kennedy Park1. This innovative sports complex is home to a 212 foot water slide, hockey rink, skateboard arena, and a vast green area for kite flying, soccer, or any other activity a young mind can conjure. Camping is also another option for families who want to take in the natural beauty of Yuma. Should international travel prove appealing, Mexico is a mere skip from this vibrant little city. It is not a surprise to anyone that Yuma has something for everyone.

Mental Health in Yuma

A key component of reducing substance abuse and its impacts on Yuma families is education. Community Bridges offers a prevention and intervention program called Next Step, which is a community-based diversion program that promotes healthy choices to children, families and community groups. Participants learn about the dangers of substance abuse, as well as essential strategies for saying no to drugs. Local resources for help with addiction are also identified. Educational programs for parents, teachers, law enforcement and other stakeholders are offered as well. To find out more about these prevention and intervention programs, call 480-768-6035.2

Aside from creating financial difficulties, losing one's job can cause significant stress that can negatively impact relationships with friends and family. Without the necessary tools and support services, unemployed workers can face months of joblessness that can lead to further difficulties, such as loss of one's home. To help those seeking a job, the Arizona Workforce Connection provides a number of free services. Skills assessments can help job seekers more clearly define what sort of job they are qualified to perform. Job training services help bolster marketable skills, making finding a job more likely. Career counseling services are also provided for individuals who aren't sure into what field they would like to enter work. All support programs focus on individual strengths and abilities to effect positive life change. For additional information, call 602-542-2460.3

Current Education

School districts throughout Yuma have special services programs for students who demonstrate exceptional academic abilities, as well as those who need support services due to a mental, physical, emotional or intellectual disability. The Gifted and Talented program offered by the Crane Elementary School District provides advanced students with appropriate academic experiences that challenge them beyond what a normal classroom experience can provide. In addition to developing advanced knowledge and understanding of complex subjects, students learn social skills to facilitate interaction with their peers.4 The Yuma Elementary School District's Exceptional Student Services department ensures that all children identified as having a special need are provided with a least restrictive environment in which to learn. Students are given an Individual Education Plan, which outlines goals and outcomes for academic, social, and physical growth. For details about the services available to special needs students, call 928-502-4300.5


References

1. The Yumazone.com. (2017). The Yuma Zone Parks. Retrieved from http://yumazone.com/parks.htm.
2. Community Bridges. (2017). Prevention, Education and Community Development. Retrieved from http://communitybridgesaz.org/programs/prevention-education-community-development/.
3. Arizona Workforce Connection. (2017). One-Stop Service Center. Retrieved from http://www.arizonaworkforceconnection.com/locations/default.asp?zone=Yuma%20County.
4. Crane Elementary School District. (2017). Gifted and Talented. Retrieved from http://www.craneschools.org/gifted.
5. Yuma Elementary School District. (2017). Exceptional Student Services. Retrieved from http://www.yuma.org/index.cfm?pID=1052.

Yuma is located in Yuma County, Arizona. It has a land area of 121.01 square miles and a water area of 0.06 square miles.  The population of Yuma is 94,139 people with 33,394 households and a median annual income of $43,754. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Yuma is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Yuma are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.