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Resources

 GPS Youth & Family Helpline (253)277-4052

King County Resources and Training


TroubledTeen

A guide for parents seeking help for their youth
Key Questions for Parents or Legal Guardians in King County.


MOPS logoMothers of Preschoolers. Better moms make a better world! mops@overcomercc.org  253.886.5700


NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, South King County. NAMI South King County is a grassroots, non-profit, independent affiliate. We bring the message of HOPE to the South King County community that mental illness Is treatable and recovery possible. All our programs are FREE and open to the public.


POW! – Proud Out Wonderful , POW! provides a safe place for LGBTQ and allied youth ages 13-21 to build community and promote social justice through empowerment, leadership, and advocacy in South King County. 206-326-9112, email pow@navos.org


project safe logo2YouthCare is offering a series of FREE classes for parents and caregivers looking for tools to use in addressing the needs of their teens, ages 13-17.


Speaking Out About Clutter –  A clutter Support Group. www.BlessedWithLessKent.com email, blessedwithless@gmail.com


stopoverdoseLogo Opioid overdoses can be prevented and reversed.  For more information go to the website StopOverdose.org. Click the .pdf for a great resource  Opioid_Overdose_Toolkit_2014_Jan


YouthCare Logo YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.


 

 

GPS Library

If you would like to check-out any if these titles come by the office or
give us a call at 253-236-8264.

resources-01Strategic Sharing Workbook: Youth Voice in Advocacy!, Federation of Families

This workbook is for individuals who have experienced traumatic life experiences and are interested in sharing their stories in an effort to promote change. This guide is also meant to help you better convey your message to others.

resources-02How to Work Effectively With Police When Youth are in Mental Health Crisis, Federation of Families

This guide is about how interventions can best occur when law enforcement officers (e.g. police officers, sheriffs, school resources) respond to children or youth experiencing a mental health crisis.

resources-03Team Up For Your Child, Wendy Lowe Besmann

In Team Up For Your Child, Wendy Besmann showed me how to efficiently and effectively get services and support for my two special needs children. Wendy’s workbook enabled me to be organized and confident when talking to doctors and service providers. I recommend this book to anyone trying to get through the medical, educational, insurance and government maze.

resources-04The Explosive Child, Ross W. Greene

The groundbreaking “New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children,” The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., has been updated and revised to include the latest research. With The Explosive Child Dr. Green offers an indispensable helping hand to parents who may feel overwhelmed by having to deal with children whose reactions to everyday stimuli may be far more extreme than normal.

resources-05Stop Bullying Now – Video, US Dept. of Health & Human Services

This video toolkit provides educators, administrators, health professionals, and parents with Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now! campaign materials to promote bullying prevention in schools and communities. It includes 12 animated webisodes, which depict firsthand bullying experiences in schools; video workshops developed for professionals in education, mental health, health and safety, law enforcement, and youth service fields; and radio and television public service announcements.

Stop Bullying Now – Activity Guide, US Dept. of Health & Human Services

This guide provides bullying prevention activities for educators, parents, and community partners. It contains ideas for community, school, and after-school programs. The guide also includes tips on contacting and working with the local media

resources-07Bully PG-13 Version, Documentary

From Sundance Award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, comes a beautifully, cinematic, character-driven documentary following 5 kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. This is a powerful and inspiring film.

resources-08Night Falls Fast, understanding suicide, Kay Redfield Jamison

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five.

resources-09Get Out of My Life, Anthony Wolf

When Anthony E. Wolf’s witty and compassionate guide to raising adolescents was first published, its amusing title and fresh approach won it widespread admiration. Beleaguered parents breathed sighs of relief and gratitude. Dr. Wolf points out that while the basic issues of adolescence and the relationships between parents and their children remain much the same, today’s teenagers navigate a faster, less clearly anchored world.

resources-10Yes Your Teen Is Crazy, Michael Bradley

For parents who have tried everything but still have teens who are out of control, Bradley’s Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! is a funny, blunt, and reassuring book. Philadelphia psychologist Bradley approaches the subject from the viewpoint that teens are, well, a little nuts. The basic premise is that parents are still the most influential force in their kids’ lives and that the old rules of parenting are not only unhelpful but destructive.

resources-11Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents_SMA12-4700, SAMHSA

Offers guidance and tools for early identification of children and adolescents with mental health or substance use problems in various settings: child welfare; early and primary care; family, domestic violence, and runaway shelters; juvenile justice; and schools.

resources-12Preventing Suicide A Tool Kit for High Schools_SMA12-4669, SAMHSA

Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.