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Record crowd gathered to invest in youth

Thanks to all who joined us at our 2014 Invest in Youth Breakfast. Read highlights of the program and tag yourself in our Facebook album.

If you were unable to attend the event and would like to help youth in distress, please donate online here.

Teenagers and Parties
Some solid advice for parents

Thinking about teenagers and parties is enough to make any parent at least a little nervous. Whether your teen is hosting a party or attending a party, here steps that you can take to ensure a safe and fun experience for all. For a printable brochure created in partnership with the City of Sammamish, click here.

Helping to Expose Teen Dating Violence 
YES' Stefanie Robbins helps Q13 share warning signs

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. 
Click here for more information on the signs of an abusive relationship.

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. 

Click here for a YES brochure.

Watch Gabe's story and see how YES makes a difference in the lives of local families.

Read our most recent newsletter and learn about client successes, our teen dating violence program, upcoming education opportunities and more!

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