Children’s feelings are connected to behavior – Pocket Full of Feelings
Children's Feelings with Pocket Full of Feelings
June 9, Community Event, 6:30 pm, Riverenza “The new marijuana law; what it means to the children of Wasco County.”
Introducing YouthThink’s Pocket Full of Feelings Parent Boot-Camp Be one of the first to experience this ground breaking and very powerful effort that will quickly help you better understand and connect with your child and other family members. Plus with your participation you can receive your own Pocket Full of Feelings Tool Kit! Please help us in our journey to help Wasco County Families help themselves and get one step closer to having the family they’ve always dreamed of. Its […]
Parents who give alcohol to their teen and/or their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. There are many health-related consequences of youth consuming alcohol including negative effects on brain development, deviant behavior including stealing and skipping school and a greater risk of becoming alcohol-dependant later in life. Our youth deserve to live and grow to adulthood in an environment where alcohol is not misused. Let’s be unified in our message, and host […]
After receiving an award and a flag that has been flown over the capital, YouthThink gave a gift to Senator Merkley. Debby Jones, coordinator for YouthThink, quipped… “Senator, we understand that often in your dealings with congress you need to use good emotional literacy skills. Our youth thought that having this symbol, one of our leis, used in our “Do Something” event to help us dealing with feelings in appropriate ways, might be a good tool for you to have […]
YouthThink and the 2015 Movies were a big success! Thanks to your support YouthThink was able to break a four year attendance record at our Free Family Saturday Movie program. $58.05 Dollar amount donated in cash to the area Food Bank. 4,515 The total weight in pounds donated to the area Food Bank. 3,200 The total number of seats that were filled at the 8 movies. 1,667 Number of Parent Tip Cards that were handed out emphasizing the importance of emotional literacy. […]
What about bullying ? “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems. In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include: An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to […]
A message from Debby Jones, Certified Prevention Specialist in Wasco County and coordinator: “Whether measure 91 passes or not, my responsibility as the county Prevention Specialist will remain the same. No matter what the legislation is, YouthThink’s mission is to find a way to help our youth choose never to use or at least make the decision to wait until their brains are fully developed to introduce alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.” Read the October Newsletter. http://youththink.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/October-2014.pdf
October is Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and October 21st marks the beginning of MIND YOUR MEDS week, a time to show your support for ending teen medicine abuse by safeguarding and properly disposing of medicine you keep in the home. Check the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. http://www.drugfree.org/ One step we can all take is to have frequent conversations with the teens in our lives about the dangers of medicine abuse. Parents, it is important that parents monitor, safeguard and properly dispose of […]
YouthThink continues to be one of our community’s best organizations for making changes for our youth’s futures.
Jason Call Consultant http://jasondcall.com
Pocket Full of Feelings has really been interesting to me. As a new father I look forward to helping my son better understand his feelings.
Dr. Ann Corwin
Poffer and I loved meeting children and parents in The Dalles who are learning how to deal with how they feel!