Coping with Grandkids

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in adoption support, executive director, family support, family support organization, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families | Comments Off on Coping with Grandkids

Our own founding board member Sharon Dysert Ittner has a leading role in an article from Age Wise King County, May 2014 issue that Susan Millender, Executive Director, authored. Coping with Grandkids’ Emotional, Behavioral and Substance Abuse...

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SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in family support, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on SUMMER FUN – Ideas for Kids and Families in South King County

Here are some fun ideas and places for you and your family to explore this summer. Parks and Recreation Departments The following organizations offer a wide variety of arts, sports, recreation, and community integration programs. The Kent,  Auburn and Renton recreation departments offer programs designed especially for children and adults with special needs. Kent Parks and Recreation  www.ci.kent.wa.us/ParksandRecreation/Adaptive RecreationPhone: 253-856-5000  525 41   Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032The Adaptive Recreation Division of Kent Parks and Recreation offers a full range of...

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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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Does Your Child Drink?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in family support, family support organization, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Does Your Child Drink?

Please Join Us for Dinner and a Panel Discussion on Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse  REGISTER HERE Tuesday, May 14th, 20136:00-7:30 PMRenton Community CenterBanquet Room1713 Maple Valley HwyRenton, 98057 FREE EVENT Includes a Family Dinner Parents, Grandparents, and Teens will be on the panel telling us their stories, what they found helps and what doesn’t along the road to recovery, resilience and wellness. Panel Discussion is appropriate for youth ages 12-18 and their guardians. Seating is limited. MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.  This project is supported by the King County...

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Adoption & Foster Care Resources

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in adoption support, family support, foster care, foster teens, young adults | Comments Off on Adoption & Foster Care Resources

We heard about the following resources we want to pass on to parents looking for adoption and foster care support: Center for Adoption Support and Education has a Strengthening Your Family webinar series designed to help foster and adoptive families learn valuable skills to build strong families. You can register on-line for the 1 1/2 hour courses, which are $25, and take the course from any computer. The website has other resources for foster and adoptive families. Seattle YMCA Young Adult Services supports foster teens (with or without mental health concerns) through transition from the...

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