City of Yuma
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Yuma, Arizona lies in the south-westernmost corner of the state and serves a variety of experiences for its less than 100,000 residents. The city sponsors activities all year, ranging from the Little People Olympics and Bike Rodeo in the spring to a Border Madness Softball Tournament in the fall. Should indulging in nature be more your forte, Yuma also supplies waters riddled with champion fishing, and camping grounds seemingly untouched by city life. One very special attraction to Yuma is Roxaboxen Park1; based on the children’s book by the same name, Roxaboxen is a place where imagination can transform rocks into homes worthy of envy. Yuma is also home to Arizona’s most visited state park, which is actually the Yuma territorial Prison. Famed for housing Arizona’s most merciless criminals, the prison has made its appearance in books, TV, and movies. For a town with so few people, Yuma truly offers a paramount of adventures that cater to any taste.
Marriage and Couples Mental Health in Yuma
Children who act out oftentimes do not have the coping skills and everyday life skills to handle daily stressors they encounter at home and at school. Child and Family Services of Yuma seeks to help children overcome these behavioral issues by focusing on solution-based approaches to correct negative behaviors, improve communication skills, and enhance coping skills. Peer-based support groups provide a safe place for children to talk about their problems. Crisis intervention services are also available for times of emergency. Call 928-783-2427 for additional information.2
The Yuma Family YMCA offers a variety of educational, recreational and healthy living programs that facilitate the development of good habits for improved academic, social, emotional and physical functioning for kids. The YMCA's after-school programs engage youth in productive activities such as the Boy Scouts, homework club, team sports and family wellness activities. Family getaways at local YMCA ranches offer a time to be together in a positive environment without the distractions of the outside world. All programs are intended to improve family interactions through fun and play. To find out more about these programs, call 602-404-9622.3
A significant barrier to emotional wellbeing and good mental health is hunger. Without enough nutritious food to fuel the body, the mind cannot effectively cope with life's ups and downs, which can lead to serious mental health issues. The Yuma Community Food Bank seeks to build hunger free communities by providing necessary foodstuffs to poverty-stricken and working poor families. In so doing, the food bank helps families increase self-reliance and improve their quality of life. To inquire about the food bank's programs and services, call 928-343-1243.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Various family social service programs are available to Yuma families through the Catholic Social Service. Those who seek to open their homes to needy youth can apply to be foster parents. Families looking to add a permanent child to their family can get assistance through the St. Nicholas of Myra Adoption Center. Day respite care services and the in-home meal delivery service are available to families with an elderly member. Each program is delivered in a safe, caring manner and seeks to strengthen families and improve family functioning. For further details, call 928-341-9400 .5
1. City of Yuma, Arizona. (2014). Roxaboxen Park.
Retrieved from http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/4761.htm
2. Child and Family Services of Yuma. (2014). Welcome.
Retrieved from http://www.cfsyuma.com/
3. Valley of the Sun YMCA. (2014). Education and Teen Leadership.
Retrieved from http://www.valleyymca.org/programs.cfm?core=15
4. Yuma Community Food Bank. (2014). About Us.
Retrieved from http://www.yumafoodbank.org/about-us.html
5. Catholic Community Services. (2014). Catholic Social Services.
Retrieved from http://www.ccs-soaz.org/Catholic-Social-Service.html
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