• Ask about our Community-Based Services

    Non-residential services provided face-to-face with youth and families in the home, school or community.  Click here to learn more about SCYAP Community-Based Services.


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    Click here to visit the SCYAP Blog

  • How Can I Help?

    There are multiple ways in which you can help a child at SCYAP.  Be a Foster Parent! Be a Youth Advocate! Make a donation to one of our special programs! Click here to learn more about how you...

  • Become a Foster Parent

    The Traditional Foster Care Program is a collaborative program between SCYAP and the South Carolina (DSS).Click here to learn more about becoming a traditional foster parent.


  • Be a Therapeutic Foster Parent

    Therapeutic Foster Care is foster care that provides youth with a higher level of structure and support. TFC provides a combination of hard work and heart work.  Click here to learn more about...

Treatment Philosophy

Treatment Philosophy

The treatment philosophy behind all SCYAP programs is grounded in the mission of the organization.

The basic beliefs that drive our programs are (1) all children deserve a permanent home and family and (2) children should be served in the most normalized and least restrictive environment possible.

As the framework for therapeutic interventions, SCYAP works under the tenets of Positive Youth Development. Interventions centered with the concepts of Positive Youth Development focus on giving children the chance to build skills, leadership and to be involved in their community.



Links:  About Us / Mission and Ideals History/Background / Who We Serve