September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in depression, family support, foster teens, Suicide, Uncategorized | Comments Off on September 10, 2014, WORLD SUICIDE AWARENESS DAY

Today is World Suicide Awareness Day. Suicide is a subject that is hard to talk about and too infrequently discussed until our awareness is heightened by a sudden, shocking, seemingly incomprehensible tragedy.  Out of the tragedy of the death of comedian/actor Robin Williams comes the catalyst to learn more about depression and early warning signs and clues of suicide. Today we share a powerful graphic containing important and helpful information about suicide. Read it and share it with others. http://www.socialworkdegreecenter.com/suicide-notes/ If your sadness doesn’t go away, or keeps...

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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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Calling All Artist

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Art Show, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, young adults | Comments Off on Calling All Artist

Puchi, by Laura Castellanos Spread the word about GPS’s quartely Art Show for kids and help give Puchi 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! Throughout 2013, the artwork of King County...

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Great Artists

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Art Show, family support, family support organization, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on Great Artists

 Participation for this quarter’s Art Show was fantastic. GPS was at the Auburn KidsDays! festivities and had many entries from that day. We have 4 winners who best describe the theme of Spring Dreams, Flowers and Rainbows. Our Winner Are:  Kariel, 10 years old, Buena Vista Elementary  Shelley, age 5, Daniel Elementary  Stefani, age 6, Pioneer Elementary  Will, Age 11, Rainier Middle School  Congratulations to all our winners. Each winner will receive a $25.00 Gift...

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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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