Good Physical & Mental Health Good physical and metal health is the foundation of living well.
The Teen Clinic at Synergy's Youth Resiliency Center is dedicated to providing young people, aged 12-18, with the highest quality medical, dental, eye care and mental healthcare available in Kansas City.
Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature and may also include neglect or exploitation.
Unexplained signs of injury Untreated physical problems such as bed sores Behavior from the elder that mimics dementia such as rocking, sucking or mumbling to oneself Broken bones, sprains or dislocations Caregiver’s refusal to allow you to see the elder alone Torn, stained or bloody underclothing Unusual weight loss, malnutrition or dehydration Unsanitary living conditions such as dirt, bugs, soiled bedding and clothes The “Where’s The Line?
Synergy helps these young people, and others experiencing family crisis, through a wide range of programs and services that help build resiliency and provide the necessary tools to heal and grow into healthy, productive adults.
Safe Housing Since 1971, Synergy has been providing emergency shelter and support services for young people in crisis.
When an abusive family member or partner causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to an individual with whom they are in a trusted relationship.
Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
Many victims avoid using the criminal justice system when experiencing family violence, for valid reasons.
Because of this, a community response is necessary.
Keep in mind that some teens may mistake attention as expressions of love when in fact they are warning signs of control.
Giving up things that are important Isolation from friends Changes in appearance, weight, grades or behavior Unexplainable injuries Fear of making partner angry Preoccupied with pleasing partner Apologizes for partner’s behavior Excuses to questions about the relationship When an abusive family member or partner causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to an individual with whom they are in a trusted relationship.
Unexplained injuries, such as bruises Extreme behaviors, such as excessive crying, truancy or running away Poor hygiene and unsuitable clothing Excessive fear of parent(s), caregiver(s) or going home Depression or excessive crying Poor peer relationships or inability to relate to children of the same age Sudden change in behavior Constant hunger, tiredness or lack of energy Attention-seeking behaviors Any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a teen by an individual who is in a current or former dating relationship with that teen.