Past FESS Events

Below are some of the past events FESS has hosted and/or collaborated on to present to the community:

 

Community Events:

Love, Talk, Play Event in Rochester, WA – June 2013

 

Trainings:

Luncheon w/Mary Sheedy Kurcinka –  October, 2012

 

Luncheon & Training on Strengthening Families with Barbara Coloroso –  October 2011, February 2016

 

Dynamic Dads Presenter Training: Summer of 2014, 2015, 2016

 

Parenting Tools Series:

Barbara Coloroso – The Bully, The Bullied and the Bystander, “Breaking the Cycle of Violence” – October 2011, February 2016

Ellen Galinsky – Mind in the Making – March 2012

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka – Raising the Spirited Child, Secrets to Effective Discipline – October 2012

Candyce Bollinger – Building Resilience and Safety without Fear – March 2013

Ashley Merryman – Nurture Shock – October 2013

Dr John Medina – 12 Rules for a Healthy Brain – March 2014

Jeremy Hertz – Bucket Fillers – November 2014

Recess Monkeys – Family Concert – January, in: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Candyce Bollinger – ScreenAgers Documentary – April 2016

Dr. Laura Kastner – Wise-Minded Parenting – November 2016

Dr. Laura Markham – AHA! Peaceful Parenting – March 2017

Liz Murray – Homeless to Harvard – October 2017

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka – Raising the Spirited Child – November 2017

 

Kinship Events:

Washington State “Kinship Day” at Great Wolf Lodge hosted by FESS – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

“Wishes for Bikes” – Working in collaboration with Centerline Solutions, 20 Kinship children were provided with new bikes & helmets October 2015

“Grandparent’s Day” at the Governor’s Mansion with First Lady Mrs. Inslee honoring relatives raising children – September 2014 & 2015

Christmas Kinship Support – Each year since 2009, Kinship families are provided gifts through the “Giving Tree” in collaboration with Jubilee.  About 70 families were served each year with various gifts and gift cards.

Ballet Northwest, Olympia Family Theater, Hands on Children’s Museum, Rainiers baseball, and other local groups have donated tickets to our Kinship families for special events and family outings.

Intergenerational Summer Kinship Activities – Picnics, fishing, and letterboxing activities were held in local parks with support from Jubilee, REI and Costco – August 2011, June 2013

Navigators participated in Community Resource Fairs throughout Thurston County – October 2011, November 2012;  Mason County – September 2011, July 2012; and Tribal Resource Fairs in Lewis County – September 2014, September 2015; along with other local community resource fairs on a quarterly basis.

 “We are Family” Day at Safeco Field – May 1, 2016, May 5th 2017

 

Kinship Conferences/Trainings:

Statewide Kinship Navigator Trainings have been facilitated by FESS Kinship Program Staff for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Kinship Conferences have been held in Lewis CO 2008; Mason CO in 2009; and Thurston CO 2010

Kinship Navigators traveled to Washington DC to speak at a Congressional Reception hosted by Generations United to inform legislators about challenges facing Kinship families – June 2014, May 2017

Voices of Children:

9th Annual VOC  –  7/2012

10th Annual VOC – 7/2013

11th Annual VOC – 7/2014

12th Annual VOC – 7/2015

13th Annual VOC – 7/2016

14th Annual VOC – 6/2017

 

 

Auction/Fundraisers:

Seeds of Hope – May 2013, 2014, October 2015

A concert benefitting FESS featuring DBST & The Righteous Mothers – March 2016

Family Fun Event @ Three Magnets Brewery – June 2016 

Free Strengthening Families Luncheon – March 2017

 

 

Education:

Community Conversation on Child Abuse prevention – April 2013

FESS has partnered with Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence to provide Caregiver trainings, workshops and seminars to caregivers, foster care families and staff – 2014, 2015 & 2016

 

 Winning at Parenting Series:

North Thurston SD:  2 series in 2011, 2 series in 2012, 1 series in 2013, 2 series in 2014, 2 series in 2015, 1 series in 2016, 1 series in 2017

Olympia SD:  1 series in 2013, 1 series in 2014, 1 (monthly) ongoing series at Sea-Mar, 1 series in 2016 

Tenino SD:  1 series in 2013, 1 (monthly) ongoing series in 2015/16

Tumwater:  1 series in 2013, 1 series in 2014, 2 series in 2015, 1 series in 2016, 1 series in 2017

Squaxin Island Community:  1 series in 2013, 1 series in 2014, 1 series in 2015, 1 series in 2016, 1 series in 2017

Nisqually Tribal Community:  3 series in 2017

Skokomish Tribal Community: 1 series in 2017

Boys & Girls Club (Lacey): 2 series in 2017

 

 

 

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