(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

(Free) Parenting Plus Classes (Bellevue or Bothell, 10-week)

Parenting Plus Classes

Parenting Plus is a 10-week parent education group class designed to support and strengthen parents in areas where they may be challenged, including:

  • Building appropriate self-esteem in your child
  • Effective communication
  • Managing anger (both yours and your child’s)
  • Stress
  • Growth and development of children
  • Behavior management
  • Establishing family routines, including bedtime
  • Other topics of interest, including: the effect of media on children and children transitioning between two homes.

These free classes are open to all parents and caregivers who are interested in strengthening their parenting skills; you do NOT need to have a child enrolled at Kindering to participate. Classes are geared towards parents whose children are ages 12 or younger, both with and without special needs.

Class schedule

Parenting Plus is taught in English four times per year (September, November, March and May). Kindering also offers Parenting Plus classes in Spanish and in Russian two times each per year, in the fall and in the spring. Each session meets for ten weeks on Monday evenings, from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

The School Year 2019-2020 schedule is:

  • September 9 to November 18, 2019 (Bellevue)
  • November 25, 2019 to February 10, 2020
  • February 24 to April 27, 2020
  • May 4 to July 13, 2020 (Maybe in Bothell)
  • September 14 to November 16, 2020
  • November 23 to February 9, 2020

We also offer a support group for graduates of the Parenting Plus Program, which meets at Kindering on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm.

Cost

Parenting Plus classes are FREE to families. Kindering is very grateful for the funding support from community foundations to make this class available.

Click Here to Register

Questions? Please contact Lois Ralph, MPH, at (425) 653-4302 or by email.

About the Instructor: Lois Ralph has been teaching parenting classes at Kindering since 1991. She is the parent of two adult children, one with special needs, and has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Psychology.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (Bellevue)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training July 22
Are you an adult who works or engages with youth regularly? This training is for you! Join YES therapists for this 1-day, 8-hour certified training designed to teach how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or crisis.  Hosted by the Youth Eastside Services (YES), this course fills up fast, so register today!

Monday, July 22 | 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
PURCHASE TRAINING

Please sign up for our email list to be notified of the next session.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Youth Mental Health First Aid course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help a youth who is experiencing a mental health or an addiction challenge or crisis.

The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. We will use role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders.

YES’ 8-hour certificate summer course is only on one day for convenience.

The course cost is $75 which includes a training manual and lunch.

If you have any questions, issues with registering or would like to apply for a scholarship in order to attend, please contact Suzanne Peterson at suzannep@youtheastsideservices.org

*Mental Health First Aid training is certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

Facilitators

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.

Suzanne peterson

Suzanne Peterson, LMHC, CDP– Youth Eastside Services Open Access Supervisor and Co-Occurring Disorders Therapist. Suzanne has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults but after four years at YES, she has grown to appreciate the challenges adolescents are facing presently and wants to help them find ways to be resilient against those challenges.

Suzanne manages the intake office at YES (Open Access), supervises clinical staff towards licensure, and has a caseload of clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns. She has specialized training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Suzanne specializes in individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors, substance use, and trauma.

Suzanne lives in Seattle with her partner and enjoys playing volleyball and visiting family in Portland.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (Bellevue)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Eastside Services (YES) provides evidence-based mental health counseling, substance use and co-occurring disorder counseling and treatment, psychiatric services, and education and prevention
programs to children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County.
In May, 2019, YES is offering the community a course that is specifically designed to teach adults who parent or work with adolescents how to help a youth experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid certificate course is split into two Mondays, May 6 and 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the YES Bellevue location. 
This course will help you…

The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. We will use role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.
 
The course cost is $75 and includes a training manual and dinner.

If you have any questions or issues with registering, please contact Suzanne Peterson at suzannep@youtheastsideservices.org

Join and share our event on Facebook.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (Bellevue)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Youth Eastside Services (YES) provides evidence-based mental health counseling, substance use and co-occurring disorder counseling and treatment, psychiatric services, and education and prevention
programs to children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County.
In May, 2019, YES is offering the community a course that is specifically designed to teach adults who parent or work with adolescents how to help a youth experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge. This 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid certificate course is split into two Mondays, May 6 and 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the YES Bellevue location. 
This course will help you…

The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. We will use role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance use disorders.
 
The course cost is $75 and includes a training manual and dinner.

If you have any questions or issues with registering, please contact Suzanne Peterson at suzannep@youtheastsideservices.org

Join and share our event on Facebook.

(free) Building Youth Resilience (Bellevue)

Youth Eastside Services (YES) will have a free “Building Resilience Toward A Successful Launch” program on April 30th, 2019, at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens from 6:00-8:00pm.

Building Resilience Toward a Successful Launch
Being young isn’t easy. Recognizing the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, our upcoming community program, Building Resilience Towards A Successful Launch, offers parents and caregivers strategies for dealing with academic performance pressure, high achievement standards, negative media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

Resilience is the ability to cope with challenges and difficult circumstances. More than this, it is the ability to overcome these circumstances by finding new and positive ways to achieve goals. This program covers topics such as how to help kids re-orient unhelpful thinking, how to allow and encourage youth to learn from their mistakes, and how to give youth opportunities to build competence.
 
The program will be held on April 30th, at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s free, but space is limited and we’re filling up fast, so RSVP today!