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Building Resilience

A free, educational evening with YES

Building Resilience Toward a Successful Launch: Supporting Youth Through Life's Challenges

Is your child headed to college? To kindergarten? Are they starting a new hobby, or sport?

Join YES for a free, program on building resilience within our young people.

Tuesday, April 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.
At Bellevue Botanical Gardens


Every adult has the opportunity to build resilience in the lives of young people they know. Through the mindsets we cultivate, stories we share, and the ways in which we encourage the youth we care about, young people can learn effective ways to navigate through challenges and be ready for their next step. Whether the young person you love is heading toward kindergarten, a new interest, or college, please join us to learn more about how you can build resilience toward a successful launch.

Light refreshments will be provided.

There is a limited amount of space, so please RSVP early.


Michelle Brode, LASW, CDPT – Youth Eastside Services Behavioral Health Support Specialist and Lake Washington School District Suicide Risk Assessment Provider. Michelle Brode always knew she wanted to major in psychology, but it wasn’t until she worked on her university’s crisis phone line that she found her passion working with youth in crisis.

Michelle’s main role is at the Rose Hill and Kirkland Middle Schools. She provides one-to-one counseling for students, conducts presentations, and organizes recovery groups within the school.

She also continues her crisis work by providing suicide risk assessments throughout the Lake Washington School District. When school staff sees that a student is at risk of suicide or self-harm, they contact YES and Michelle will immediately go to the school to conduct an assessment and recommend the best next step.

Michelle lives on the Eastside with her partner, and two children (one in middle school and the other in high school). She finds parenting to be a journey with never-ending challenges, joys, and opportunities for growth.

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