Kenneth Young Center Receives $20,000 for Children’s Mental Health Program
CEDAR PARK, Texas, June 21, 2011 – ETS-Lindgren, a division of ESCO Technologies (NYSE: ESE), and the ESCO Technologies Foundation made a $20,000 donation to the Kenneth Young Center, a Screening, Assessment and Supportive Service (SASS) provider located in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, near ETS-Lindgren’s Glendale Heights facility. The Kenneth Young Center provides mental health services for children aged 17 and under and their families who suffer from severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Its program was developed by The Department of Mental Health and the Department of Children and Family Services. This is the third donation made by the ESCO Foundation; previous donations included $15,000 in each of the past two years for a total to date of $50,000.
We are very proud to support the vital services of the Kenneth Young Center in our community,” said Bill Giacone, Senior Vice-President and General Manager Americas, for ETS-Lindgren in Glendale Heights. “Children served by this program are at risk of being removed from their families due to the complications of severe emotional disturbance. Oftentimes, these children are at risk of being placed in a more restrictive setting such as a psychiatric hospital or a residential treatment center, which is very traumatic for the families. With our donation, we hope to minimize that risk,” he added.
The Kenneth Young Center’s SASS program provides community based screenings, assessments and supportive services to maintain youth in the least restrictive setting. For most children, this means providing an array of support and wraparound services that enable them to remain in their home or community. Under the auspices of the SASS program, a Kenneth Young Center counselor takes on the role as advocate for the child, making decisions in the best interest of the child. Referrals for the program come from families, schools, child welfare agencies, state and private hospitals, courts, police and other community agencies. The program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with staff members continuously on call. As a continued resource for both children and their families for an extended period of time, the SASS program aims to provide a smoother transition to self-awareness, self-care, ultimate recovery and mental wellness. For more information about the Kenneth Young Center, please visit www.kennethyoung.org
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.