Musings From Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County FSO, Musings from Susan's Desk, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Musings From Susan’s Desk

Many Firsts to Look Forward in 2015 2015 is off to an exciting start for us here at GPS! Among the many new things on the horizon is our first family social event of the year – a St. Valentine’s Day-themed tea for moms and daughters in Renton’s Kiwanis Park building, on Friday, February 6th! During February, we will also continue our collaboration with Atlantic Street Center in their SE Seattle/Cloverdale Family Center where we’ll present parent classes on the IEP process and on how to work with law enforcement to ensure families receive support when in crisis and youth are not...

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A Call for Collaboration – Lifting Our Voices to Advocate for Youth & Families

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, Mental Illness, Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Call for Collaboration – Lifting Our Voices to Advocate for Youth & Families

By Ron Jaeger, GPS Board Member The 18th annual King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum took place on November 13th in Seattle.  This year, more than ever, there was a lot to be thankful for.  Seattle Mayor Ed Murray noted at the outset that he had never seen a crowd this big at previous forums.  Every seat in the house appeared to be taken. Why was this event so significant?  We each have the right and responsibility to influence decisions about policies that influence our lives.  What happens to people who struggle with mental illness, what happens to people who...

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Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day!

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Children's Mental Health, depression, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County FSO, Mental Illness, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day!

A Very Special Story from GPS Unmet mental health needs may complicate daily activities for parents as well as for the youth and children they are raising.  Early detection and intervention improves their lives and the family’s ability to succeed in life. Parent Partners play a significant role in supporting parents who need resources and encouragement when struggling with their own emotional and mental health challenges. Here is one such story . ....

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Free Parent & Caregiver Class – September 10, 2013

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, Parent Class, sustainable family support organization | Comments Off on Free Parent & Caregiver Class – September 10, 2013

  Parenting a Child with Difficult Behaviors   September 10th 6:15pm-8:30pm New Castle Library, Meeting Room 12901 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA 98056   REGISTER HERERegistration required Parents and Caregivers what do you do when your child or teen is exhibiting aggression, self-harm or other difficult behavior? This training will give parents insights, information and skills to intervene in a healthy manner without inadvertently reinforcing the negative behavior. Parents and caregivers will learn how to grow internal values in a child who does not share our adult values. Parenting a...

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in executive director, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, young adults | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Valuing Our Families       If you were anywhere in the vicinity of Coulon Park in Renton on Sunday, June 28th, you would have noticed a lot more than a gentle, summer breeze on a warm and sunny day! You would have seen huge smiles on children’s faces decorated with hearts, unicorns, flowers and other whimsical art. You certainly would have noticed the wide range of ethnic diversity represented by those beautiful faces. You would have heard joyous greetings, animated conversations among the adults gathered in the park and laughter as full and deep as Lake Washington itself! And, upon...

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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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