The statistics around suicide are staggering. In an average year in Thurston County alone, 40 people end their lives. This year is worse. The number was 48 by August. Youth suicide is of specific concern. A survey reveals that 22 percent of 6th-graders have contemplated suicide, and that number increases by grade level. In the three weeks before mid-October, two young [...]
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Living through a PandemicWritten by: Bonnie Jacques, Board President Bonnie Jacques, Board President Hello! My name is Bonnie Jacques and I am currently the board chair for Family Education and Support Services or FESS. I have been on the board for almost five years. When asked to write an article for the newsletter, I have to admit I racked my brain trying [...]
Ideas for Giving and Moving Forward Family Education & Support Services continues to move forward with its important work. In the midst of all that is going on, many of our friends and supporters are looking forward to the future when they can enjoy community with friends and resume their regular activities. In response to the current situation, Congress recently enacted [...]
17th Annual Voices of Children For every child who can no longer live with his or her birth parents and is living in a foster home, about 10 more are living with relatives. For 17 years, FESS has sponsored a contest asking those children to tell us about their life with their relatives through artwork or an essay. The winners of [...]
Scott Hanauer, Clinical Director Helping Parents Build Resilient ChildrenScott Hanauer, Family Education & Support Services Clinical DirectorThe work of Family Education and Support Services has become centered on helping parents build resilience to help them raise resilient children. FESS programs can help all adults with children raise the level of their parenting by using skills that have become central to our [...]
Centrailia Parent Shares How Nonprofit Saved Her from Homelessness and Despair Originally published in The Daily Chronicle. With a meth addiction standing in the way of her raising her five children, Samantha Davis didn’t know what to do until she received a visit that changed the course of her future. Her introduction to Jessica Olson, the clinical supervisor of Family Education [...]
Graphic design is the methodology of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term “graphic design” is used interchangeably with these due to overlapping skills involved. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a [...]
The term “app” is a shortening of the term “application software”. It has become very popular and in 2010 was listed as “Word of the Year” by the American Dialect Society. In 2009, technology columnist David Pogue said that newer smartphones could be nicknamed “app phones” to distinguish them from earlier less-sophisticated smartphones. Mobile apps were originally offered for general productivity and information [...]
In digital editing, photographs are usually taken with a digital camera and input directly into a computer. Transparencies, negatives or printed photographs may also be digitized using a scanner, or images may be obtained from stock photography databases. With the advent of computers, graphics tablets, and digital cameras, the term image editing encompasses everything that can be done to a photo, whether [...]
n the past, interiors were put together instinctively as a part of the process of building. The profession of interior design has been a consequence of the development of society and the complex architecture that has resulted from the development of industrial processes. The pursuit of effective use of space, user well-being and functional design has contributed to the development of the contemporary [...]