Girls 12-18 years old from the Las Vegas community attend 12-week informal chat sessions; led by trained facilitators, who teach curriculum from proven based methods. These informal chat session’s work to correct negative behavior. The program focuses on self-esteem, body image, substance abuse prevention, anger management, STD and teen pregnancy prevention, runaway prevention, teen homelessness, partner abuse, violence, bullying, staying and excelling in school, career development, dress for success, etiquette training, and financial literacy.
Victim Services Mentoring
PREVENT, IDENTIFY, ASSIST, & MENTOR
PWs victim services Angel program is deeply committed to mentoring women and girls who have been identified as victims of: sexual assault, sexual abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, and stalking.
The Angel program addresses the mentees developmental, social, and emotional needs through strengths based programming. Angel Mentors work directly with these survivors who often need encouragement to become aware of their inherent value and innate potential.
The victim receives intense case management for at least one year. Angel mentors provide basic skills and psychosocial services to reduce cognitive and behavioral impairments to restore recipients to their highest level of functioning. These services help recipients acquire constructive cognitive and behavioral skills through positive reinforcement, modeling, operant conditioning, and other training techniques.
WHY SHOULD I MENTOR AN AT-RISK CHILD?
Most girls who are identified as, at-risk are in need of a positive role model outside of the home. They need to see, and hear from people who can identify with what they are going through. They need a compassionate person who is willing to offer their time to help them become a positive citizen.
- Self-validation from being able to share life experiences and serve as a role model
- Increased energy from being involved with an energetic group of young people
- Satisfaction from being able to give back to the community
- Employers see community outreach as an important factor in hiring and promotion
INTERESTED IN ENROLLING YOUR DAUGHTER IN OUR PROGRAM?
Events & Workshops
Purple W.I.N.G.S. Organization does speaking engagements with all types of audiences, whether big or small. We especially love to take our message of empowerment, and motivation to teens in schools! We touch hearts and change lives in high school events, or workshops. We bring the same motivation that we use in our circles to your students. Whether you are looking for a high school assembly on high school motivation, drugs, and alcohol, choices and attitude, sexting, bullying prevention, mental health awareness, etc.; We tailor our message and meets your needs for a theme or objectives you want.
Purple W.I.N.G.S. provides training workshops. We can bring half-day, full-day, or two-day workshops directly to your Annual Conference or annual training events. You simply have to fill out the training request, and we will contact you.
Rise is a gender-specific service to help the increasing number of girls involved in the juvenile justice system. Services include intensive home visiting, family conflict mediation, girls’ only activities, psycho-educational weekly group sessions, literacy, and tutoring. Youth are referred to Rise by the Las Vegas County Probation Department, Diversion Court program, and Juvenile Court. The number of young women and girls entering the criminal justice system has doubled in the past ten years. Increasingly, more girls are engaging in risky behaviors that are attracting the attention of the health, social services, and justice systems. In 2010 there were 5,162 cases of girls referred to the DJJS.
The goal of the Rise program is to reduce the number of females entering or continuing in the juvenile justice system by supporting and empowering girls and their families to access and receive community resources in a timely fashion. Through contracts with service providers, the program was based on a home-visiting model that involved the entire family in a systematic assessment using a multidisciplinary team service delivery approach. We seek to ensure these participants will not gain re-entry into the Juvenile Justice Department by closely monitoring their behavior, and working hand in hand with probation officers, parents, and teachers. We have a core belief that by mentoring girls this will transform how they perceive themselves and their place in society.
To help us achieve our vision, we have focused our investments on the Juvenile Justice System, a much neglected but critical part of the system. Through these investments, we set out to achieve the following:
Minimize the likelihood that youth would be incarcerated unnecessarily or in poor conditions; communities. Improve the odds that youth would be placed in less confining alternatives within their communities Reduce racial disparities among youth incarcerated Improve determent from correctional placement, and Redirect delinquent behaviors.
“Girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system with minority females disproportionately represented among delinquent girls; two-thirds are girls of color. The majority have been subjected to some form of emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse.”
*September 2009 study “Report on High Risk Girls and Gender-Specific Programming*
PWs realizes that change is difficult and fraught with many dangers for those who are being sexually exploited. PWs provides a safe place to discuss all of the issues related to exiting a life of abuse, violence, and poverty. We also discuss common challenges and ways to move forward from the experience and thrive. The program offers assistance to individuals seeking a way out of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. We provide them with survivor-led support groups including: Getting Out of The Life, Holistic Healing, Ending The Game Intervention Program, and an Empowerment Group. We meet our clients “where they are,” utilizing the best practice theories and intervention modalities of harm-reduction, trauma-informed treatment and the stages of change.
PWs offers a diversion program for women facing a prostitution charge as a first time offender. This diversion, called Redeemed places them in our program instead of time in jail. Each client will complete an initial intake and assessment, then an individualized plan will be established an implemented to meet the needs and goals of each client.
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