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Story of Laura and Maya; Parent-Child Interactive Therapy Graduates

Lidia Harding
Blog Early Childhood Behavioral Health Press Success Stories
YES Promoting first Relationships Laura and Maya
“Her eyes shine, and she can’t wait to show you her castle (cardboard, sure, but a castle all the same), how high she can jump on her mini-trampoline – or how much she loves her mom.
That’s Maya today at age 4, and her mom Laura Nelson-Mann, 26, of Bellevue, after four years of intensive work with Youth Eastside Services. Counselors helped Nelson-Mann grow from a struggling new single parent, emerging from an abusive relationship, to a confident mother full of plans for herself and her thriving young daughter.”
We are so grateful to be included again in the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy. In the last 15 years, generous individuals have donated over $350,000 to YES through this program. Visit the Seattle Times to read Laura’s story and her journey with YES Parent-Child Interactive Therapy program.

Help us spread the word about our new Parent Child Interactive Therapy program, that Laura and Maya benefited from. Please share the article on your Facebook page or email it to your friends. For more information about the program please email


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