Lionheart Foundation: Emotional Literacy for prisoners, at risk youth, teen parents and staff - Power Source Program (an at-risk youth project)

Power Source, a Lionheart Foundation, program for youth at-risk, listed on Crime Solutions.gov, an evidence-based repository of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that serves as a clearinghouse of information about what works and what is promising in justice programs and practices. Power Source is also included in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Model Program Guide. The Power Source Program was created to empower youth at-risk with the social, emotional, and behavioral skills associated healthy development and permanent disengagement from the prison pipeline. This evidence-based and widely accepted program helps adolescents learn effective strategies to manage challenging emotions, reduce engagement in interpersonal violence, heal from histories of trauma, discover alternative coping strategies to substance abuse, while equipping them with the skills that promote success in school, the workplace, and in the larger world. The Power Source program has also been adapted for teen parents to help break the intergenerational cycles of abuse and neglect by nurturing skills they need to be loving, effective parents.