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.
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.
Are you OK? - Teens and social media Social scientists say the pandemic only increased our time on social media. Teens are using social media more. Social media use among middle schoolers rose from 34% in 2012 to 70% in 2018. Social Worker Ashley Mangum from Kids
WATCH NOW: Webinar Jun 23, 2021 United Way 2-1-1 Behavioral Health Navigation Behavioral health is just as important as physical health issues, but sometimes it’s not easy to ask for help. This webinar will provide an overview of United Way's trained specialist that can provide confidential information about counseling, support groups and other forms of mental health assessment and treatment.
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH Click on these new resources and attend four webinars this May! Register for these Webinars in May: May 5, 2021 at 3:00PM: Resilience Webinar Resilience is the ability to bounce back following adversity, Laurence Gonzales says it best, “We live on, but we also live with.”
Wednesday April 28, 2021 | 3-4:30pm | ZOOM Mental illness represents the 2nd-3rd leading cause of hospitalization for Pierce County children ages 10-18. This webinar provides an overview of Tacoma General's Adolescent Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit (ABHU) & Children's Long-Term Inpatient Program (CLIP).
WEBINAR: Helping Children and Youth Cope with Grief & Loss Helping Children and Youth Cope with Grief & Loss Featuring Bridges Center for Grieving Children Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Providers Lisa Duke, MSW Darren Wenz, LICSW Children grieve over the course of their whole development. During the pandemic youth
Over the past week we have seen images and watched news that is both concerning and incredibly distressing. For adults, the events at the Capitol add to what has been an unrelenting stream of events in our nation calling for action and response. Managing our distress related to these events is challenging. Those with children have asked how to discuss these events at home. Below are a few suggested guidelines to support our youth.
Special Education Advocacy & Strategies for Remote Learning Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 3:00pm