The download takes a minute, but it's worth it to watch this well-done overview
of how teen dating violence impacts kids today, and into adulthood. One of the most thorough pieces that explores what teen dating violence looks like and how to help.
for more information on the signs of an abusive relationship.
Remembering a Great Man and Friend to YES
A tribute to Bill Henningsgaard
On Friday, August 9th, in the blink of an eye, we lost a great man, Bill Henningsgaard, in a terrible plane crash in East Haven Connecticut. With him was his son Max, who also died—the two had been on a trip to look at colleges. Two young girls on the ground were also lost, Sadie Brantley and Madisyn Mitchell, when the plane hit their house. We grieve the losses and our hearts go out to the families and the many others affected by this tragedy. Each individual lost that day had more to give to the world.
There has been a great amount written and said about Billing Henningsgaard since that fateful day. It’s for one reason—because he did so much for so many. In fact, it’s impossible to catalog all the places Bill had impact or all the organizations that feel his loss. He had the means to do anything he wanted in life, and he chose his family and philanthropy.
He didn’t just throw money at things, but actually got involved; in fact, he was usually the first to roll up his sleeves to pursue a new idea. Even at Youth Eastside Services, where Bill spent 15 years volunteering his time and energy as a board member, we are pressed to account for all he had done. He has been a strong leader and visionary for the agency, serving multiple terms as Board President and contributing on committees directly responsible for shaping the agency’s strategic direction and fundraising efforts. [Click for more on Bill Henningsgaard]
To honor Bill and his legacy, his family invites you to invest in our community, like he did. Your donation to YES will offer a powerful demonstration to those left behind about the value of Bill’s efforts. Click here
YES is Looking for Large Flat Screen TV or Monitor
Thank you to the donors who answered our need for a gaming system. We are now looking for a larger flat-screen TV or monitor to use in our waiting area. A donation like this would enable us to offer valuable information about YES services, educational opportunities and more to those waiting in our lobby area. If you are upgrading your flat screen tv or monitor and would like to donate your old one, please contact Jenna DiCasparro via email
or call 425.586.2318. Thank you.
It's Time to Get Serious About Bullying
Both bully and victim are at risk
Bullying is not simply “kids being kids.” Psychiatric Times cites bullying as a major public health problem with devastating consequences. With the explosive growth of social media and mobile phone technology, today most cases of bullying involving older kids includes some sort of technology, which is why it’s called cyber-bullying. When drama happens at school it’s almost instantly recorded and shared via phones and computers, and before long it seems everyone in a social circle knows about it. Click here
for more information on the impacts of bullying and ways to prevent it.
Important Trends with Local Kids
The latest information on drug use, depression and more
There is good and bad news when it comes to results of the most recent Healthy Youth Survey. For example, alcohol use is down a little, but marijuana use is up. Perhaps most concerning is the increases in sucidal thoughts. A sad truth is that mental health issues impact one in every five young people at any given time? Yet, an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems nationwide are not receiving the help they need. To learn more on recent youth trends, click here.
About Youth Eastside Services
And what we do for kids & families on the Eastside
YES is a nonprofit organization and one of the largest providers of youth & family counseling and substance abuse treatment services in the Puget Sound Region. Our staff are trained and experienced in working with youth and offer a depth of expertise that is hard to surpass. They use proven, evidenced-based and best-practice approaches to help youth become healthy, confident and self-reliant and families to become strong, supportive and loving. We offer comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment, prevention and education programs, as well as wrap-around services to help families with basic needs when necessary.
Our services are available in multiple locations around the Eastside and we enjoy partnerships with many nonprofit and government agencies. Since 1968, Youth Eastside Services has been a lifeline for kids and families in East King County, helping to save lives.
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