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Youth Development in Topeka

School and Outreach Services (SOS)

Helping children learn valuable skills

Some children and teens aged 6-18 struggle with mental health challenges as well as important social and behavioral skills. School & Outreach Services (SOS) provide a safe, structured group setting in which children and teens can learn and practice those important skills.

SOS Brochure

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How it Works

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FSGC’s School & Outreach Services (SOS) work in a group format to help children and adolescents learn and practice social and behavioral skills, including:

  • Respecting authority and following rules
  • Making friends and keeping the friends they have
  • Skipping school consistently
  • Staying in the classroom, rather than having their school day shortened for behavioral or disciplinary reasons
  • Managing anger
  • Expressing one’s self appropriately

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FSGC Mental Health Providers lead therapeutic activities and games in a supportive setting. In addition to SOS groups at FSGC after school, groups are also held on-site at a number of Topeka schools.

Why choose FSGC

Family Service & Guidance Center is a community mental health center that has extensive experience and expertise in meeting the mental health care needs of children, teens and families.

We serve nearly 10,000 individuals and families from more than 20 Kansas counties with direct clinical services, education and outreach. Our highly trained, dedicated professionals are here to help through ADHD Treatment in Topeka.

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Don’t let little problems become big ones.

We know how tough everyday life can be. FSGC can help. Visit the “Get Started” page now and pre-register yourself or your child for mental health services in Topeka at Family Service & Guidance Center. The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll begin to heal.

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