Step-Up is a group therapy intervention targeted toward adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system for domestic violence-related cases. This group combines adolescents and their parents/guardians for evidence-based treatment. Step-Up is structured into 21-weekly sessions using a set curriculum. This program is conducted by NEDFYS clinicians in collaboration with DuPage County Probation.
“Our relationship has improved a lot. I’m very thankful for this program. There has not been any major conflict.” - Step-up parent, 12/2020
“Our relationship is going really good. I use empathy to understand how (my parents) feel.”
- Step-up teen, 12/2020
“There has not been any major conflict. My son is working and will graduate high school early.” - Step-up parent, 12/2020