MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in executive director, Family Fun, family support, GPS for Youth and Families, Musings from Susan's Desk, Parent Class, sustainable family support organization, Uncategorized, young adults | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

HEART-FELT GRATITUDE AND HIGH HOPES FOR A BRIGHT NEW YEAR.   As we prepare to bid adieu to 2013, I am filled with gratitude for the wonderful welcome and community involvement GPS received throughout our first year of operation as a new family support organization!  From our official launch in April to December’s wonderfully fun-filled, pre-holiday, family movie night, 2013 delivered on all of its many opportunities to engage King County parents, children and youth. Looking back over 2013 and highlights such as the parenting classes held in August, September and October,  April’s...

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“My son is mentally ill,” so listen up

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in family support, Mental Illness | Comments Off on “My son is mentally ill,” so listen up

‘Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandyhook Elementary in Newtown,CT. Since December 14, 2012, there have been 16 school shootings. Gun control is only a part of the solution. Another vital answer is changing the experience of families who struggle with mental illness and the laws that govern treatment in our country. Here is a story that speaks to their reality and to their needs for...

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