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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.
March 2017              Better Choices. Brighter Futures.
Join us!
YSB's Inaugural Gala: "Growing Together"

Thursday, May 18th

Lake Elmo Event Center

Visit for details, registration and sponsorship opportunties!
Funds raised towards our expansion campaign will receive a 1:1 match from Otto Bremer Trust!
Upcoming Events
YSB and SoWashCo Community Education present a Support Group series for Parents & Caregivers of Elementary & Middle School aged youth!

Both events are

OPEN to the public and
FREE to attend:
Cottage Grove Middle School
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Does your child struggle with anxiety or stress? Are they complaining of stomach aches or other issues and becoming
fearful of everyday activities?
Learn the difference between anxiety and stress, how to recognize signs, and explore ways to help kids manage their stress both in and out of school.
Attend by emailing Mary Meier at
(Include name and phone)


Cottage Grove Middle School
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Did you know that depression in youth is more common than you may think? Learn the causes and warning signs of depression, and what you as a
parent can do to help a young person get their “sparkle” back!
Attend by emailing Mary Meier at
(Include name and phone)
Quick Links

For MORE INFO on:  
  • Parenting tips & tools
  • Social Media
  • Bullying
  • Emotional Health
  • Chemical Health
  • Healthy Relationships
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem among kids and teens.

YSB is here to help families learn how to help strengthen their child's mental health, improve their quality of life, and provide on-going counseling & support for the whole family!
Through YSB's $1.1 million expansion campaign, we'll be adding 3 Therapists and 3 Chemical Health Specialists to our team! We aren't just growing in size- we're growing our ability to meet the true needs of children, teens, and their caring adults - across Washington County!
We encourage you to use (and share) the resources below! Remember, you never have to face the challenges of raising teens alone.

  YSB is only a call, or click away, at
Stress Vs. Anxiety
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Adolescent Mental Health:
14 Ways to Support Your Teen

By: Dr. Dave Walsh and Erin Walsh
As posted on:

One of the hardest parts of parenting a teenager is to separate the “normally abnormal” bumps on the road to adulthood from warning signs that indicate more serious problems.

Understanding common mental health problems in adolescence can help us strike a balance between these two extremes.
                                                                     Read More

Podcast - The Teenage Brain: A Short Tour
Dr. Dave Walsh and Erin Walsh begin to help us answer the age-old question: “Why do they act that way?” Blending examples, stories, and science, this father-daughter pair explain why lots of baffling teenage behavior isn’t unique to this generation – it has been going on for thousands of years. It’s what is going on in their brains.

Check out their blog posts on the teenage brain or listen to Dr. Walsh deliver the entire lecture based on his book, Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.
Listen Here
Gala Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Dave Walsh!
YSB is excited to announce Dr. Dave Walsh
as Keynote speaker at our inaugural
"Growing Together" Gala!
“Early intervention is key to
steering challenged youth toward a path leading to more positive and responsible behavior. Countless young men and women have benefited from the innovative and caring programs YSB has offered for over 40 years.”
- Dr. Dave Walsh

Visit for details!
YSB's Mission and Programs
Every family needs help from time to time-
and YSB ensures youth and families never have to face life's challenges alone!
Better Choices. Brighter Futures.

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