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Asking questions to prevent suicide by Denise Whitaker | KOMO News | Monday, April 12th 2021 The number of suicides is, unfortunately climbing. And now, Thurston Youth Alive is working to prevent suicide in young people, with specialized training for anyone. “It teaches people how to listen for the warning signs and the risk factors," explained trainer Scott Hanauer with Family [...]
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 [...]
Parenting Tools: Anti-Racism Fight Club Speaker: Doyin Richards Presenter: Doyin Richards We are in the midst of two major crises in America: mental health and race-relations. They impact our homes, schools, businesses, relationships, and (obviously) sanity — but do we recognize the signs of these problems? Are we doing enough on the front-end to prevent personal and professional disasters [...]
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 [...]
Lynn Urvina: Supporting Families in the Kinship Caregiver Program Originally published in Thurston Talk. Casey Family Programs, their national award ceremony last January in Seattle. Lynn Urvina is pictured here with her daughter Tara; William C. Bell, Ph.D. President of Casey Family Programs (left); and David C. Mills, Chair, Board of Trustees (right). Photo courtesy: Casey Family Programs There are [...]