These are resources and support given to children/youths whose psychiatric, emotional, social developmental or substance use difficulties limit their ability to access and/or participate maximally in community events.


Community Self Advocacy Training and Support helps the children/youths, caregivers, and collateral contacts both to understand and respond to a child/youth’s disability/medical challenges, and to strategize on how best to integrate her/him into communal affairs.

Service Components:


  • Examining methods and behaviors that will allow a child/youth to be successful in the community.
  • Giving direct self-advocacy training which focuses on the child/youth's health or disability needs and how best to work with child/youth on a daily basis (or during particularly difficult times such as during transitions). 

Services can be delivered one-on-one or in groups of no more than twelve members, and can be given in the home or community where the child/youth works, socializes or receives other services.

Community Self-Advocacy Training and Support

Bendel Youth Empowerment Program

​Rehabilitative services for children and youth (CFTSS) 

384 E 149th St  Suite 527

Bronx, New York 10455

+1 (917) 891 8845

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