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Dr. Laura Markham – Aha! Peaceful Parenting This training features Dr. Laura Markham who is the founding editor of AhaParenting.com and author of two books, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and […]

Parenting Tools Presents: Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham – Aha! Peaceful Parenting This training features Dr. Laura Markham who is the founding editor of AhaParenting.com and author of two books, Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and […]

The “Voices of Children” contest entry forms for 2017 are in! What is the contest? Voices of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives is a contest for children in Washington […]

14th Annual Voices of Children Contest 2017

The “Voices of Children” contest entry forms for 2017 are in! What is the contest? Voices of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives is a contest for children in Washington […]

February 27th 2017, FESS will be collaborating with the Squaxin Island Tribe to provide the Winning at Parenting Seminar. This 6-week class will be held at:  Squaxin Island Family Services, 2750 SE Old Olympic […]

Winning at Parenting at Squaxin Island

February 27th 2017, FESS will be collaborating with the Squaxin Island Tribe to provide the Winning at Parenting Seminar. This 6-week class will be held at:  Squaxin Island Family Services, 2750 SE Old Olympic […]

Finding YES at FESS! You may have noticed additions here at Family Education and Support Services, but nothing has changed in our approach to serving families, connecting you to resources, and helping you […]

About Family Education and Support Services

Finding YES at FESS! You may have noticed additions here at Family Education and Support Services, but nothing has changed in our approach to serving families, connecting you to resources, and helping you […]

Looking for fun, inexpensive places to go with your children for dinner?  Check out this list!  We’ve compiled this to make your search a little easier!   Eat Out List […]

“Places in Thurston County where Kids can eat for Reduced Prices”

Looking for fun, inexpensive places to go with your children for dinner?  Check out this list!  We’ve compiled this to make your search a little easier!   Eat Out List […]

A FREE clinic offering legal assistance will be available by “appointment only” on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact […]

FREE Legal Clinics by Appointment at FESS!

A FREE clinic offering legal assistance will be available by “appointment only” on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact […]

FESS Has a New Home at the Transit Community Center in Shelton.  Along with our West Olympia office, Family Education and Support Services has opened a second location at the beautiful Transit Community […]

FESS 2.0!

FESS Has a New Home at the Transit Community Center in Shelton.  Along with our West Olympia office, Family Education and Support Services has opened a second location at the beautiful Transit Community […]

Connie Thompson from KOMO News 4 Problem Solvers reports on the Olympia recipients of a donated van for their child. Click here for the full story!

Komo 4 Problem Solvers: Olympia Family Receives Van Donation through Collaboration

Connie Thompson from KOMO News 4 Problem Solvers reports on the Olympia recipients of a donated van for their child. Click here for the full story!

 Click here to view the: VOC 2016 Book

Voices of Children Book 2016

 Click here to view the: VOC 2016 Book

Sunday, May 7th  is “We Are Family” Day at Safeco Field!   Join the Mariners as they say “Thank you” to Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Families and the agencies, social workers and […]

Mariners “We Are Family” Day May 7th

Sunday, May 7th  is “We Are Family” Day at Safeco Field!   Join the Mariners as they say “Thank you” to Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Families and the agencies, social workers and […]

Family Education and Support Services is honored to bring PCAP to the community.  It is housed at our FESS office located at 1202 Black Lake Blvd Suite B Olympia, WA […]

Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

Family Education and Support Services is honored to bring PCAP to the community.  It is housed at our FESS office located at 1202 Black Lake Blvd Suite B Olympia, WA […]

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FESS Wins 2016 Lacey South Sound Chamber Business Award!

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Zumba is back from their Summer Tour!   They now will meet once a week here again at FESS on Wednesdays in our “Zumba Room” at FESS. Click here to sign […]

Zumba at FESS!

Zumba is back from their Summer Tour!   They now will meet once a week here again at FESS on Wednesdays in our “Zumba Room” at FESS. Click here to sign […]

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“Kinship Care in Washington State” Video

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FESS Calendar & Community Partnering

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Thank you and congratulations to the Winners and to all the Participants of the 13th Annual Voices of Children Contest.  We will have the entire booklet available shortly for viewing.  […]

Voices of Children Press Release 2016

Thank you and congratulations to the Winners and to all the Participants of the 13th Annual Voices of Children Contest.  We will have the entire booklet available shortly for viewing.  […]

Dynamic Dad’s 12 week seminar is starting soon.  If you would like register, go to the “Class Registration” tab and scroll down to Dynamic Dad’s Seminar and hit “click to register” and fill out the […]

Dynamic Dad’s Seminar Thurston, Mason & Lewis County 2017

Dynamic Dad’s 12 week seminar is starting soon.  If you would like register, go to the “Class Registration” tab and scroll down to Dynamic Dad’s Seminar and hit “click to register” and fill out the […]

Continuing Education classes available for foster/adoptive parents and relative caregivers.  Please check out the class flyers listed below for dates, time and locations available. For more information about The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, […]

Continuing Education for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Caregivers

Continuing Education classes available for foster/adoptive parents and relative caregivers.  Please check out the class flyers listed below for dates, time and locations available. For more information about The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, […]

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Navigating the Legal System

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This 4-hour class is designed to assist parents in supporting children who have witnessed, or have been affected by domestic violence.  Click below for information and registration. Impact of Domestic […]

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children Seminar

This 4-hour class is designed to assist parents in supporting children who have witnessed, or have been affected by domestic violence.  Click below for information and registration. Impact of Domestic […]