The first steps in taking distortion away from dysfunction, is to help kids see in pictures, writing, sculpture, song, etc., (created of their own experiences) exactly what it looks like in other families, to help them match up (and validate) their own experiences.

Leveraging those shared experiences online with others brings a dynamic to their content that provides self esteem and empowerment. The content of is designed to hand out tools and resources to familiarize kids with all problems associated with the many issues they face in their lives.

All the situations where they find themselves stuck"in it" in one way or another. Our content engine helps them to understand that they are responsible only for their own behavior. ie: A kid in a bottle - unable to deliver or receive any information  untainted by the dynamics of alcoholism in the family / Not being heard / distortion, denial, and confusion seeded into everyday activities / learning to co-depend / these patterns of dependency and blame start early. . . 

kid in a bottle

We reach out to youths that are more involved in the daily challenges of their personal environment, and too taxed emotionally ad spiritually to examine the possibilities open to them in the exterior world.

This is a site that inspires kids to break through the mental, physical, and social barriers than inhibit their achieving life success.

By addressing subject matter on an age appropriate vernacular interface, Youtopia protects the privacy of this under-served and often alienated population. Kid in a Bottle is one of Thirteen chapters, covering drugs, alcohol, abuse, pregnancy, gangs, - as well as physical, mental, and financial well being.

Content is broken down into three distinct groups of icons; Reference, Game and Action.

Reference icons cover factual information and separate elements into the following categories: body, mind and soul icons describe the conditions of those who are akin to this "issue". Paradoxes, reactions of family and friends, legal an penal ramifications, and lastly - where to go to get connected (to local area programs, 800 help lines, publications and media) are explored on each separate issue.

Action icons serve to move the youth from static information to creative interaction: getting to know the sponsor, engaging in chats, reading and writing their reactions/experiences, creating graphic expressions and understanding the issue elements by participating in simulated experiences.