Guided Problem Soving

Family Visitation

Guided Problem Solving is a one-on-one service for at-risk youth to develop skills in conflict resolution, anger control, problem solving, and moral reasoning through structured activities and conversation.    A mediator/facilitator meets individually with youth for 5 to 8 sessions to build skills and address specific issues.  At the beginning of the process, youth develop goals for addressing challenges and learning skills.

Guided Problem Solving can address issues with academic performance, school attendance, peer relationships, parent/teacher relationships, and frequent suspensions.

To participate in Guided Problem Solving, youth must meet risk criteria.  Criteria will be discussed with parents or the referring professional after a referral is made.  Referring professionals can get in touch with Terri Merritt to learn more about risk criteria.

In cases where a youth is involved in a conflict with another person, Youth Mediation is more appropriate.

Buncombe County Location

40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B
Asheville, NC 28801


fax: 828-232-5140

Henderson County Location

101 South Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


fax: 828-697-8528

Transylvania County Location

137 North Broad St., Suite 1
Brevard, NC 28712


fax: 828-232-5140


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