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What is the Youth Companion

"Proactive service that reaches teenagers who need help, the service that outreaches the customers"

What is the Youth Companion System?

‘Youth Companion’ is the expert who is high qualified and experienced in field of youth counseling. A youth companion will exploit the diverse resources throughout local society from the teenager’s point of view. He/she will be developing a lasting relationship with youth at risk and support accomplished life of teenagers as an emotional supporter.

Subjects for Youth Companion Program

  • Age: Youth age between 9-24, who are at (possible)risk
  • Problem field
    • - Problem field: Youth who are inveterately exposed to poor surroundings.
    • - Teenage runaway
    • - Juvenile delinquents (diverse delinquent behaviors related to sex, kleptomania, or drugs)
    • - Drop out students
    • - School maladjusted students (the alienated student, organized violence, or unauthorized absence)
    • - youth suffering from depression, suicide impulse, self-injury or any other related problems
    • - Youth suffering from internet addiction
    • - Socially withdrawn teenagers

※Youth can apply for the program if suffering from multi-dimensional problems including environmental problems,
  internal crisis or poverty.

Content of Youth Companion Program

  • Proactive counseling support
    • - Provide mental support via proactive counseling that personally visits youth
  • Emotional support
    • - Establish mutual trust and provide mental and emotional support via continuous relationship
    • - Help youth to promote self-improvement and have motivation and stability.
  • Life support connection
    • - Visit youth who need help and connect them with regional resources.
        (Counseling, room and board, education, medical care, legal support, leisure, vocational training, and job search)
    • - Analyze case of youth problem and help youth to choose a better way of life.
    • - Support services that enhances self-improvement
    • - Provide foundation of constructing positive interpersonal relationships
    • - Support youth to promote successful social reintegration as a member of society
  • Support diverse programs
    • - Provide program-based support to improve self-esteem and promote self-improvement through diverse life
        experiences, physical activities and cultural experiences

How to Register

  • Register by Phone
    • - You can register by calling either Youth Counseling and Welfare Center of the county near the residence, or

      Seoul Youth Counseling and Welfare Center (02-2285-1318)

    • - The person in charge will contact you after reviewing content received, and connect the youth with Youth Companion(YC).
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