Laurie would like to meet you

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Art Show, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, young adults | Comments Off on Laurie would like to meet you

 Laurie by Laura Castellanos Spread the word about GPS’s second quarter Art Show for kids and help give Laurie and friends some company on the wall of our office living room!  If you are the parent, grandparent, family member, friend, teacher, mentor or counselor of  a young person, 5 to 18 years old, who loves to express creativity with crayons, paint, colored pencils or any other medium, we have a challenge you won’t want them to miss out on. Join in the fun and help encourage our youth to share their artistic flare with their community during the month of June!...

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in executive director, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

 A Time for Debunking Myths, Exposing Stigmas, Making Progress                 In the twelve days since President Obama signed a proclamation making May, 2013 National Mental Health Awareness Month, I’ve been encouraged by news of progress being made in our state and in our country.  Washington state lawmakers passed a bipartisan package of wide-scope mental health bills that will ease crisis-level access to inpatient psychiatric care, reduce delays for mentally ill patients awaiting trial and give school staff better training to spot suicidal students.  In Washington,...

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