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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.
The importance of GRATITUDE                          November 2018
Practicing Empathy
We all need reminders of having empathy for others.  That's a big part of what we teach, value and practice at Youth Service Bureau. Check out this very powerful video courstesy of Mounds View High School. 
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Holiday Basket Donation to YSB
Article ImageYSB was chosen by King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury to benefit from their Christmas Palooza – A Party with a Purpose.  YSB will receive over 500 holiday boxes that we will distribute to the youth and families we serve, and community partners.  We are grateful to be chosen to partner with King of Kings – and look forward to sharing the holiday boxes!  
Visit their website to learn more!
Thanks United Way! 
Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is proudly supported by United Way St. Croix Valley – our local United Way in Western Wisconsin. The grant funds we receive help us serve 30 youth and their families with a total of 165 hours of service each year, providing them with counseling, Diversion, and school based services.
The 2018 United Way campaign supports YSB and many other nonprofits in Western Wisconsin.To learn more about this year’s United Way campaign, please visit:
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
Thank You WOW!
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YSB was one of three local non-profits that received funding from WOW (Will of Women) this year.  WOW empowers members to think of how “I” could become “we” and “we” could become hundreds of women pooling their financial resources to make a significant difference collectively.
In photo, left to right: Mike Huntley, YSB Therapist, Brenda Farrell, Will Of Women Executive Director and Bob Sherman, YSB Executive Director.

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Is technology ruining your life, or someone you care about? Does their relationship with video games or phones look like an addiction?
YSB has classes and services specifically designed for families to help youth who are struggling to use social media in a healthy way. Click here for more information.
Want to Help?
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There are many ways to get involved - we'd love to help you find the right fit!

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      • Parenting tips & tools  
      • Social Media
      • Bullying
      • Emotional Health
      • Chemical Health
      • Healthy Relationships

TJ Maxx Gives YSB $10,000!
Article Image Pictured, left to right: CG Council Member, Steve Dennis, Myron Bailey, Mayor of CG, Andree Aronson, YSB Development Director and Jon Rose, TJ Maxx Manager, CG
YSB Welcomes TJ Maxx/Home Store to Cottage Grove and receives $10,000 for our “awesome community service!”  Many thanks to Jon Rose, Store Manager, and Myron Bailey, Mayor of Cottage Grove and YSB Board Member, for their efforts that brought 120 jobs (and counting!) to the community!  Click for link for the ribbon cutting!

Diverson Conference 2018
Article ImageOur second Diversion Conference was a great success!  Many thanks to our partners and presenters.  We had a great group of people from around the seven county metro area, including County Attorneys and Judges, Community Corrections, County Probation and Police Departments.   Attendees left informed, energized, and excited about continuing the conference in the future. 
Click for more information on the conference!

 “The Diversion Conference was another example of how kids are best served when stakeholders collaborWashCtyate and share ideas.  The perspectives presented by the prosecutor and judge, combined with the information and ideas shared by the four youth serving agencies gave all attendees a lot of food for thought on how they can improve their work with young people.  All of that, along with the presentation on the brain provided by Dr. David Walsh made for a very informative day.”
~Anthony Zdroik, Juvenile Division Chief
Washington County Attorney’s Office
'ANGST' - Continuing the conversation
'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."         
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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. 

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.

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

Thanks to Hosts, Partners and Sponsors, including:
  • Woodbury Senior Living, and friends
  • Woodbury Middle School - Parent Teacher Organization
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for upcoming classes,
movies and presentations throughout the community!

Dyslexia Advocates
YSB welcomes Dyslexia Advocates, a new non-profit serving our communities!  Dyslexia Advocates offers awareness, outreach, and educational opportunities for parents, educators, and community members who are affected by dyslexia.  For more infomation, click here!
How Can YSB Help?
Contact YSB to find out about confidential services, such as:  Bring YSB event to your school, faith group or community!                                         Learn More
Upcoming YSB Partner Events
Article ImageFRIENDS IN NEED - Holiday gift basket.
If you signed up for a holiday basket,
pickup dates are:
Thankgiving Baskets
Sunday November 18th
Christmas Baskets
Sunday, December 15th 

Save the date.
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train - Cottage Grove Stop!
(7064 W. Point Douglas Road)
The train will be rolling into our communities on
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 5:15 p.m.

Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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