Magestro and Associates, LLC is an intervention and criminology consulting firm with a focus on high- risk youth and their families. The commonality between all the families and cases is the age of the youth. Magestro and Associates, LLC focuses on issues involving youth under age 25 in a variety of roles. These youth can be the victims or the perpetrators, or an unsuspecting accomplice. There are three prongs to our company.
We work with youth and their families. Given the shift in teen’s thinking and lifestyle, many families find themselves in need of a professional with experience in both high-risk teen behaviors and criminology to assist them in navigating these waters. Magestro and Associates, LLC is an intervention firm that will stay with you during the crisis with your teen as well as the journey to get everyone on solid ground again. Many families feel they are going through these stormy waters alone with their teen. In these difficult times, we have an increase of parents who feel they are losing control of their child or their child has turned into someone they suddenly do not know. Many youth today exhibit a strong sense of entitlement and lack motivation, or responsibility for their actions. Some totally lack reality, thus affecting their future earning potential as adults. This has a snowball effect whereby the youth turns 18 years old, does not work or take steps to find a job, sleeps all day, is up all night. These parents are not alone. Secretly, they believe their child will live with them forever and never go out on their own in the world. (Failure to Launch) What happened to that sweet child from years past? At Magestro and Associates, LLC, we stand with our families during these crises. We don’t end our interaction with the youth and family after one hour. We stay with the family until everyone is stabilized and heading in a positive direction. We are also available 24 hours a day for emergencies. Magestro & Associates, LLC works with a strong team of associates, in the area of high-risk behaviors throughout Alaska and the United States, providing our families with the most experienced professionals in the field.
Magestro & Associates, LLC provides the following prevention and intervention services for high-risk youth and families in the following areas:
- Escalating Rage
- Anger Issues
- Youth Lacking Reality
- Feelings of entitlement
- Lack of motivation and responsibilities
- At risk of being a school drop out
- Expectation of privacy as a right not a privilege
- Lack of personal honor
- Youth is hanging with a friends engaged in high risk behaviors
- Children of Incarcerated Parents
- Leaving Gangs/ Gang Crimes Problematic for Families
- Domestic Violence Issues: Youth is the abuser, family members the victims
- Minor’s Consuming Alcohol and ramifications for youth’s future
- Developing positive values such as respect, responsibility, empathy
- Youth lacking motivation, direction, and goal setting
- Lessening self-indulgent and entitlement behaviors
- Mental health issues affecting the family
- Victims of bullying, crime, and violence
- Victims of Cyber-Bullying
- Problem solving approaches working with schools and other agencies
- Developing assets for youth’s positive self-concept
- Developing and using refusal skills
- Grandparents raising high-risk teens
- Positive conflict resolution
- Substance abuse issues
- Critical thinking errors
Secondly, Magestro & Associates, LLC also investigates and works with families involved in the legal system; be it criminal or civil cases. The youth may be accused of a crime, the victim of a crime, or a witness to a crime. We also step in when parents believe their child is at the fork of the road and heading down a much-dreaded path. We work with law enforcement agencies on behalf of the youth and the families so they don’t navigate these waters alone. All of the cases we take in this genre involve youth under age 25 and their families.
Thirdly, Magestro and Associates, LLC provides professional conferences, trainings, and lectures throughout the United States and Central America. We also provide informational parent nights throughout the year and seminars for young people “facing the fork of the road”. Susan Magestro have a variety of presentations to choose from. She is available to present multiple topics over the course of several days. Depending on the topics chosen, it is possible for Susan to do up to two topics in one day. During these trainings, Susan provides professionals with hands on tools they can walk away with to utilize in their professional lives dealing with at risk youth as well as in their personal lives.