LCYDC: Prevention and Intervention Services

(334) 745-2760

The LCYDC Prevention and Intervention Services make impacts in the following departments:

Clinical Services:

  • Comprehensive clinical support for all residents admitted to our Intensive Residential Treatment Facility.
  • Residential & out-patient psychological assessments, therapies, and other clinical services for children, adolescents, and families served under the LCYDC umbrella.
  • 24-hour/7-days a week/365-days a year On-Call Emergency Clinical Services to clients, residents, and programs at LCYDC.
  • Emergency Mental Status Examinations
  • Clinical Staffing for all program clients, with ongoing psychological consultation for clinical staff by licensed professionals.
  • Referrals accepted from the Department of Human Resources, the Alabama Department of Youth Services, and the Family Court System.

Professional Development & In-Service Training:

  • Employee Orientation and Employee Success Curriculum provided for the purpose of enhancing the dual goal of employee career success at LCYDC and confirming that our novice and veteran employees are prepared and equipped wtih current and emerging best practice information, skills, and opportunities to make immediate and ongoing positive impact on the safety, nurturance, and growth of those we serve.
  • Provision of required training and curriculums as prescribed by our contracts with the Alabama Department of Human Resources, the Department of Youth Services, and certification and compliances with Council of Accreditations (COA), and Cognia.
  • The ongoing development and provision of courses with curricula which facilitate a culture of ever expanding professionalism, commitment, and measurable outcomes for our specialized programs at LCYDC.
  • Providing ongoing in-house, web site, and off campus training for the purpose of remaining current with interventions and performance-based programming models whcih equip staff for success.
  • Provide support, training, and state of the art technology for those members of the LCYDC Team who become professional trainers for our employees.

Intensive In-Home Services:

A community and home based program providing coaching, counseling, and crisis mitigation services to 38 families in a seven-county catchment area. A primary goal is to work in partnership with hurting and fractured families in effort to prevent out-of-home care. Reunification services are avaliable to assist families that have experienced brokeness.

Project Uplift:

"A child...a friend...endless possibilities" Since 1973 this service has matched volunteer mentors with several hundred young children and pre-teens residing in our Lee County area. Each year approximately 300 volunteers who are primarily Auburn University students, server as big brothers and big sisters to children referred through DHR, Family Court and the local school systems. Administrative offices located in Cary Hall on the AU campus. Visit us on the web at

Co Parenting Experience Program:

The Co Parenting Experience Program is a Families First certified program which, in 1993, became a mandated requirement by the Lee County Family Court for divorcing parents of children (18-years old and younger) in Lee County. At present, this program only serves those individuals attached to the Lee County Family Court system.

Participants are mandated to attend this vital training for divorcing parents as a means to assist children and families as they transition through the divorce process.

To contact the Co Parenting Program at Lee County Youth Development Center for registration, call phone number 334-749-2996, and ask for the Co Parenting Program.

You may register and pay the course fee of $50.00 *nonrefundable* at the Lee County Youth Development Center (LCYDC) Administration Building (#100), between the hours of 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday excluding holidays. All participants must be registered and ALL REGISRATIONS must be completed by Wednesday prior to the class you wish to attend. We accept checks or money orders, No cash will be accepted. Please bring oyur court case number with you at the time of registration. The Co-Parenting Experience Class is a drug and alcohol-free program. Those who are not in compliance will be asked to leave the premises/class. The use if electronic devices during the presentation is prohibited and certificates will not be furnished to participants who violate this policy.

Sessions are held via zoom until further notice.

Certificates of Attendance for verification to the courts are provided and signed by the program facilitators at the completion of each class.

For additional information regarding:

  • What is Co Parenting
  • Contact Information
  • Directions to Class
  • Registration
  • Certificates of Attendance
  • Special Needs
  • Curriculum
  • What to bring to class
  • Other Resources

Medical Health and Wellness:

  • Full-Time Medical Technicians
  • Weekly On-Site Client Medical Clinics with either CNP and/or M.D.
  • On-Site Medical Monitoring
  • Diet and Meal Adaptations
  • On-Site First Aid, Off-Site Specialty and/or Emergency Care

Psychiatric Services:

  • Weekly On-Site Psychiatric Clinics with M.D.
  • Ongoing Psychiatric Consultations
  • Psychotropic Medication Management

Abstinence Education Program :

The Abstinence program is a multi-component, interactive curriculum advocating healthy decision making, sexual, alcohol and tobacco abstinence presented to teens in 7th through 10th grades that are enrolled in Lee County, Opelika and Auburn City school systems.

Home Alone Safety Program:

The Home Alone Program is a five-part home-alone and latchkey safety curriculum offered to 4th graders in Lee County, Opelika City and Auburn City school systems. The Home Alone Safety Programs outcome surveys showed an increase in knowledge in all measured results. These results incuded an increase in knowledge of safety awareness, decision making skills, as well as home rules.

Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC):

Therapeutic Foster Care is an intensive, individualized service designed to treat emotionally and behaviorally challenged children in a family setting, utilizing specifically and intensively trained foster parents. Therapeutic foster care is both a highly structured and highly individualized service. As such, the components of the services are, by definition, unique to each child and family. Our TFC homes are places of healing, hope and stability for children and teens in need of sanctuary and permanency.

To Contact Prevention and Intervention Services Services:

Phone: (334) 745-2760
Fax: (334) 745-7998