New Books for Trinity Residential Treatment Centers
19th of April 2017
Thanks to the team at Children’s Foundation of America, Trinity Youth Services’ residential treatment centers now have an updated stock of brand new books!
From The Grapes of Wrath to Harry Potter, the new library collections offer a variety of titles for all sorts of individually unique personalities and interests. A significant portion of the books are literary masterpieces every young person should have access to, like The Odyssey, Frankenstein, Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, 1984, and The Chronicles of Narnia. Some of the more contemporary books include Eragon, Hatchet, The Outsiders and The Hunger Games.
The selection of nearly 200 new books were hand-selected by Foundation staff with the help of knowledgeable Barnes & Noble employees.
“Our goal was to choose a diverse collection of books with varying subject matters to create a classical literary collection for the boys in residential treatments centers to enjoy,” said Foundation Community Outreach Coordinator, Rebecca Ustrell.
The residential treatment program provides therapeutic treatment services to English and Spanish speaking adolescent males, 12 to 18 years of age, who have been placed by county probation departments. Although placed through probation, the behaviors these youth have displayed are typically in response to, and the result of, a history of trauma, abuse, neglect or abandonment. The young men often develop emotional and behavioral challenges. These factors then manifest into behaviors that require intensive, short-term residential treatment in order to mitigate identified mental health issues, change behavioral patterns and reduce recidivism.
The books provided by the Children’s Foundation of America will have a positive impact on the youth in our residential programs. Trinity Youth Services is grateful for partnerships like these, which help us stay up to date with quality resources for the youth in our care.
Jenelle Rensch, Marketing and Promotions Specialist
Jenelle maintains a distinctive look and voice for Trinity Youth Services through our online presence, media and community outreach. Before joining the Trinity team in 2016, Jenelle worked in the newspaper/magazine industry for nearly a decade as a graphic designer, photographer, writer and editor. Jenelle earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communications at California State University Fullerton and has won several awards throughout her career including a few from the National Newspaper Association.
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