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A message from FLYY:
At Forward Learning Youth & Young Adults (FLYY), we stand unequivocally with Black Life.
As a behavioral health organization, we understand that Black Trauma Matters, and commit to ensuring that our trauma-informed services reflect the intersectional needs of our clients and staff. We recognize the ways in which mental health services have historically benefited from the oppression of Black and Brown bodies and embrace the renewed call to disrupt white supremacy, in particular around the ways in which mental health is perceived and treated in the United States.
We also believe the Black Lives Matter movement should be considered by all of us as a recognition and a challenge. The FLYY community accepts this challenge. We are taking meaningful steps towards better understanding the intersection of race and mental health, for which we as mental workers are equipped.
Established in 2011, FLYY is a community-based nonprofit serving youth, young adults and their parents or caregivers throughout Dane County. Typical participants are between ages 6 – 35, and parents or caregivers of any age. What sets FLYY’s mental health programming apart from others is the methodological framework used with participants (experiential education, restorative justice practices, and a family systems approach), as well as a drive and commitment to carry out its mission and values. FLYY serves individuals and families using a strengths-based recovery model designed to support long-term success.
FLYY offers the following services:
All services are designed to help strengthen the client’s family and support system and are tailored to the unique needs of each participant.
In order to promote maximum therapeutic growth, sessions often happen in a non-office setting. Staff utilize the non-traditional environment of the session as a tool for success, integration, and to facilitate the growth process. A typical session might be held outdoors to allow not only for verbal processing, experiential modeling, and teaching, but also for healing of the spirit. Other sessions may take place at a coffee shop, a library, at one of FLYY’s two office locations, or within the community by learning to use public transportation or to access other local resources. FLYY is able to customize the support needed by each individual and can design a plan that helps each participant become a healthy, productive community member.