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National Child Abuse Prevention Month


National Child Abuse Prevention Month If you see pinwheels twirling in the breeze on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia or around Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties this April, it is because the pinwheels are a visible symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month, observed each April. “They are a positive symbol of a serious problem,” said Shelly Willis, executive director of [...]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month2021-04-06T12:39:52-07:00

Vroom Partnership


Family Education & Support Services Partners with Vroom and Washington Department of Health Research tells us that early childhood is a critical period of brain development. To make the most of this critical time, Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has been sharing Vroom with partners across Washington since 2019. Vroom recognizes and reinforces the power of parents and caregivers to [...]

Vroom Partnership2021-03-22T19:23:01-07:00

QPR Suicide Prevention Training


QPR Suicide Prevention TrainingWe can all save lives.Our QPR Suicide Prevention course provides practical and proven suicide prevention strategies and is taught in a clear, concise format. The course takes approximately 90 minutes and will be valid for three years from the date of training.Suicide Prevention Training Flyer UPCOMING CLASS DATES Individual Training Just [...]

QPR Suicide Prevention Training2021-04-14T14:31:55-07:00



When the North Thurston School District sent out a questionnaire to parents about what subjects they would like to learn, they received 400 responses. But when classes were set up to teach the subjects, just three people showed up. That led Scott Hanauer, Clinical Director at Family Education and Support Services, to look for other ways to communicate the information. He [...]

PODCAST LAUNCHES2020-10-30T15:53:10-07:00
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