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Helping youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community.
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.                       November 2017
YSB Classes and Events
Behind the Screen -
This healthy social media use presentation will help parents & caregivers learn tips on setting boundaries and managing your child’s digital life.

Thursday, November 2nd
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In Collaboration with:
St. Paul Park Police Department

Sponsored by:
Tom Dunn Photography.

Behind the Screen / Social Media Presentation
Follow up presentation to Screenagers documentary

Park High School

Thursday, November 9 
6:30PM – 8:00PM  

Sponsored by:
Tom Dunn Photography,
District 833 and SoWashCo Community Education


Over Scheduling Kids

Audience: parents with children younger kids preschool ages – kindergarten
Thursday, November 9 
6:00PM – 7:30PM  

Internal Overload

Stress or Anxiety?  What is the difference between these and how do you recognize signs?  We will explore ways to help teens and their families manage their stress.
Event is free but space is limited.
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Wednesday, November 15
6:00PM – 7:30PM  

More classes and events

For MORE INFO on:  
  • Parenting tips & tools
  • Social Media
  • Bullying
  • Emotional Health
  • Chemical Health
  • Healthy Relationships

"Growing Gratitude"

By YSB Guest Author: Jenny Friedman Executive Director of Doing Good Together
Inspiring a sense of appreciation in children means more than tossing off a quick “thank you.” Children who are grateful display a more positive mood and are more likely to provide support to others than those who don’t, according to researchers. Youngsters who are grateful are also happier, more optimistic, and more helpful.
How do you build those gratitude muscles? Here are some family traditions that will help you embed gratitude into your daily routine. Start them now, in this season of giving thanks, and continue them all year long.
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 Know someone facing difficult times? 
YSB is only a call or click away at
When Need and Generosity Intersect

By YSB Guest Author: Peg Ludtke
Valley Outreach Volunteer- Stillwater, MN
What do you do when it seems there is bad news everywhere? How does a person fight despair when the heartache and troubles of the world or maybe just your part of it, take hold and won’t let go?
It is from this mindset that I started volunteering at the front desk at Valley Outreach last spring- where I watch need and generosity intersect. 
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YSB's Spirit of the
Mission Award

Article Image This year's Spirit of the Mission award goes to Youth & Family Education Coordinator- Merri Guggisberg!
Merri, "looks for new ways to implement ideas, constantly is on the lookout for connections, acts as a super connector for YSB and our partners. She is spoken of highly by her peers in the community and those that work with her. She does what she says she will do – and is a great listening voice and advocate for staff, clients and supporters.”

Please join us in thanking Merri for her ongoing contributions to YSB and the communities we serve!
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Youth & Family Therapists
Join our team and help local youth make Better Choices and build Brighter Futures!

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