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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.                           October 2018

Find out how YSB can help.
(651) 439.8800 | ysb.net
ANGST - Movie Info

Michael Phelps appears in "Angst" to share his story of being bullied and depressed, and living with severe anxiety.  Watch Clip


“I liked how Michael Phelps was in this film, it’s good to know famous & athletes struggle in life sometimes.”
Student Attendee screening in Woodbury, MN

 
 
"This film really hits our number one issue in our community - which is stress and anxiety."
Jessica Colvin, a District Wellness Coordinator
Evolution of E-Cigarettes
 
Since first being marketed in the United States in 2006, electronic cigarettes have gone through an evolution.

Early cigarettes closely resembled conventional cigarettes and were called “cigalikes.” They resembled pens and were disposable. Manufacturers then included tank systems, allowing users to use various flavors of “e-juice.”

Today’s e-cigarettes resemble USB storage devices, driven by JUUL, far right, the market leader.
 

 
 
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      • Bullying
      • Emotional Health
      • Chemical Health
      • Healthy Relationships


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YSB Continues to Increase Support to Local Schools and Communities!
 
The $50,000 grant funding from Article ImageAndeavor is up and running!

Through their support to YSB:

-Each district served by this grant (622 and 833) decided how they wanted to use the funds to provide mental health support to students, staff, and parents.

-Each district will have a YSB therapist for student and staff support, and our Youth and Family Educator for parent education.

Learn more about these new services to ISD 622 and 833!
 
'ANGST' - Coming Soon!
'Angst' aims to start conversations about Anxiety
By: Hannah Black, Woodbury Bulletin
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"Close to one-third of adolescents in the United States have some kind of anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

Local mental health organization Youth Service Bureau hopes a movie might open up lines of communication between young students and their parents."         
                                                                     Read Article
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ANGST – a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

This new documentary shines a bright light on anxiety and offers resources, tools and hope. 
 
A great feature with this film is that children and young adults featured are openly talking about their experiences with anxiety and other mental health challenges.  For some of them, it is the first time they have shared their stories.

Join YSB in our hope - that as youth in this film share their candidness and bravery - it will inspire our community to do the same.  

Screenings will be followed with a Mental Health Panel/Q&A sessions, led by YSB.



Thursday, October 4th
6:30pm-8:30pm (film and panel)
hosted by: Woodbury High School


Thursday, October 11th
7:00pm-8:30pm (film and panel)
hosted by: St. Andrew's Lutheran Church of Mahtomedi

Friday, November 9th
6:30pm-8:30pm (film and panel)
hosted by: Woodbury Middle School
 


INTERNAL OVERLOAD - youth-focused mental health presentation led by YSB staff, in follow up to ANGST:
 
Tuesday, October 23rd
7:00pm-8:30pm
hosted by: St. Ambrose of Woodbury
 
Tuesday, November 13th
6:30pm-8:00pm
hosted by: Woodbury High School

 
Thanks to Hosts, Partners and Sponsors, including:
  • Woodbury Senior Living, and friends
  • Woodbury High School: (SWAG)
    Student Wellness Action Group
  • Woodbury Middle School - Parent Teacher Organization
Check out: ysb.net/event
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for upcoming classes,
movies and presentations throughout the community!
 

YSB Helps Host 2nd Annual Diversion Conference
On Friday, October 26th, we will gather to collaborate on current best practices, share what we are doing well in Diversion and discuss how we can continue to improve!
 
Conference is open to: Juvenile Diversion Providers in the seven county metro area including Non-Profits, County Attorneys, Community Corrections, County Probation, and Police Departments.

Keynote: Dr. David Walsh, Author and International Speaker
will be presenting on digital addiction's incredible impact on today's youth.

YSB is hosting this event in partnership with Lakes Center for Youth and Families, Northeast Youth and Family Services, and St. Paul Youth Services
                                                          Learn More    Register!
 

 
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Check out our video to hear
first-hand from youth participant and school partners to learn how YSB changes lives! 



What IS Diversion?

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Youth don't always make the best choices. Diversion services meet the needs of struggling youth—while also holding them accountable for their decisions and actions in the process.
 
In most cases, this can be done without going through court—or receiving a juvenile record. YSB services are available to all youth, and you don't have to wait for someone else to refer your family for confidential support.                                                                             Learn More!
Chemical Health Corner
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Youth use of electronic cigarettes
and other vaping products is an issue occurring across the state and nation.
 
Please join us for a community meeting about electronic cigarettes and other vaping products- hosted by Stillwater Area High School administrators (ISD 834) and Julia Geigle, M.S.W. LICSW, Youth Service Bureau’s Chemical Health Prevention Program Supervisor.
 
Wednesday October 10, 7-8 PM
Stillwater Area High School Auditorium
 
Raise your level of awareness about youth vaping, discuss what you can do as parents, and help us at Stillwater High School determine what we can do to address this problem.
 
Open to Parents and Caregivers in District 834 and neighboring Districts. 
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E-Cigs, are they safe? A guide for all-
For the first time in 17 years, youth tobacco use has increased. Join us as we explore the increase, find out about vaping products, the risks of e-cigarettes, and prevention tools.

Together we can take action to protect our kids. 


Tuesday, Oct 23
6:00 - 7:30 PM
East Ridge High School

Session led by YSB staff, in partnership with SoWashCo Community Education. *Registration Required.*
Course ID: AD15801

District 833 teachers may receive CEU's for this course.

                                                                      Register!
 
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.
  YSBKnowsKids

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