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Girl Talk Youth Forum

Youth Engagement Services Tacoma (YES-Tacoma) is happy to announce we will be starting “Girl Talk Youth Forum” (GTYF).  GTYF is a free 4 week virtual 60- minute therapy group for Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school teen girls, providing a safe space to find and give support with other teens while discussing relevant topics that matter to you. Participants will be eligible to win a pair of Apple AirPods. Stay tuned for more summer supports from the YES Team. Sessions will start on Monday, July 27th so we encourage early registration.

Pierce County Agency Highlight: Developmental Disabilities Administration

WATCH OUR JULY 14 WEBINAR NOW: Pierce County Agency Highlight: Developmental Disabilities Administration Developmental Disabilities Administration is a branch of DSHS. DDA spans services for qualifying individuals from birth to end of life. Our mission is to Transform lives by providing support and foster partnerships that empower people to live the lives they want. Local members of DDA will be presenting an overview of DDA intake, eligibility, and services.

Facing the Growing Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

Action team MeetingIn October 2018, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pierce County Police Chiefs Association, Tacoma School District and HopeSparks convened a Children’s Mental Health Summit. 70-plus leaders and front-line staff – spanning emergency services, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, crisis services, emergency medicine, primary care, education, and social services – came together to define the barriers and begin to identify a common agenda to improve child and adolescent mental health services.

Key summit themes:

  • Agencies across the board have the will to improve. There is tremendous energy to build a collaborative solution and engage in collective action.
  • A formal collaborative effort is needed to bring partners together around a common vision and agenda.
  • Partners share a keen focus on equity as a value and common goal.
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2020 NAMI Washington Youth Community Program of the Year Award

Thanks to your amazing contributions and collaborations Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County was nominated and chosen to receive the 2020 NAMI Washington Youth Community Program of the Year Award.

The NAMI Washington Youth Community Program of the Year Award recognizes a community program or organization that is/has a program which addresses youth mental health and promotes early intervention and education.

The award will be presented during their 2020 Virtual Annual Awards Reception which is being held December 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM.  We hope that you, and your family and friends, and colleagues will be able to join us for the reception.

You can register for the reception here, and we hope you can join us in celebrating this amazing award.

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