Caseworker Services


Caseworker Services

Case workers at SYA Services play a crucial role in assessing and assisting individuals and families. Their primary responsibility is conducting comprehensive assessments to understand the unique challenges clients face. These assessments help tailor support to the specific needs of each client, whether it’s academic difficulties, mental health issues, or family conflicts.

  • Assessment by case workers leads to immediate resource provision or referrals.
  • Resources range from individual counseling to crisis intervention.
  • For ongoing support, case workers engage in case management.
  • This includes regular counseling sessions and family interventions.
  • Decision on support type depends on issue severity, resource availability, client willingness, and program goals.
  • SYA Services’ flexibility allows tailored support to each client’s circumstances.
  • Goal: Empower youth and strengthen families with timely, relevant support.   
  • Referrals can be made by family members, principals, teachers, or anyone directly involved with the student.                                                                                                                                                                         

Southfield Youth Assistance Caseworker

Kris Landers, with over 20 years of experience as a counselor, specializes in aiding youth and families, particularly in resolving complex family issues. As a caseworker at SYA, he offers short-term, confidential counseling with a holistic approach focused on enhancing communication and problem-solving skills. His services foster long-term familial harmony and personal growth. Call our office for more information.




Guide to Submit Referral form

For a smooth completion of the process, please start by carefully reviewing the steps outlined below. This will help you follow each part of the procedure correctly.

Step 1. Download Application Form

Select blue button Use Chrome as your browser. This step will download the form to your device.

Step 2. Complete All Fields

Fill in each required field with accurate information.

Step 3. Save Filled Form

Save the form as a named file with your changes on your device.

Step 4. Submit Referral form

Use the yellow button to choose the saved file on your device and then use the red button to submit it.

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The referral form is designed to be filled out by parents/guardians, school administrators, teachers, or anyone concerned about a student’s well-being and family needs. This ensures a broad range of individuals who are closely involved with the student’s life can initiate support.

Contact Information

 Kris Landers, LLMSW                                                                     Southfield Youth Assistance Caseworker                                 Southfield High School A&T
 24675 Lahser Road, Room 220, Door 13
 Southfield, MI 48033                                                                     Office: 248.746.7658