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                                                                                 OCTOBER 2001
                                                                                  Winter 2009

      The Kitsap County Commission
                                                                      PREVENTION ADVOCACY DAY,                                              HOMELESS FAMILIES IN KITSAP
       on Children and Youth
                                                                      Monday, January 18, Olympia.                                          COUNTY……..A CALL FOR HELP!
      • Advises County Commissioners and
                                                                      Sponsored by the Washington                                           The Kitsap County Board of
          residents on issues related to children
                                                                      Association for Substance Abuse and                                   Commissioners has endorsed a plan to
          and families, based on periodic
                                                                      Violence Prevention (WASAVP). Visit                                   convert a former Youth Home facility
                                                                      online at for                                   into a Residential Emergency Shelter for
      • Facilitates the coordination of information
                                                                      information about:                                                    homeless mothers and their children.
          and services to maximize resources
                                                                                   Prevention Advocacy Day.                                 The Project, spear headed by the
      • Advocates for an environment which
                                                                            •      How to join WASAVP.                                      Department of Personnel and Human
          fosters healthy, self-sufficient,
                                                                                   Advocacy Action Alerts.                                  Services in partnership with Kitsap
          responsible and productive children,
                                                                                                                                            Community Resources and One Church
          youth and families
                                                                                                                                            – One Family, is intended to reach out
                                                                                                                                            to those in need and provide refuge in a
                                                                      HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS DAY,                                            storm of uncertainty.
                                                                      Monday, February 15, Olympia.
                                                                      Set aside this day to speak out for kids.                             The facility has the capacity to serve up
                In the Works                                          This is the Children's Alliance's annual                              to six homeless families. Residents will
           Is published quarterly by the Youth                        advocacy day at the state Capitol in                                  receive emergency housing, case
           Commission for schools, the media,                         Olympia. It's the largest gathering of                                management support and mentoring for
            libraries, agencies, and individuals                      child advocates during the legislative                                up to 90 days designed to assist them in
            interested in children and families.                      session. Have a Heart for Kids Day                                    their transition. Cash donations are
                                                                      features:                                                             being accepted to help purchase items
        Items should be submitted to                                        •      Over 500 advocates for                                   needed. Make checks payable to Kitsap
                  Gay Neal, Coordinator                                            children, including advocates                            Community Resources – Homeless
           Commission on Children and Youth                                        from all corners of the state.                           Project.
         Kitsap County Department of Personnel                              •      Issues briefing and new
                   and Human Services                                              advocate training session.                               For more information, contact Che Che
                614 Division Street, MS-23                                  •      Caucuses with legislators who                            at 360-337-7185, extension 3530.
              Port Orchard, WA 98366-4676                                          are champions for children.
                  Phone: 360-337-4879
                    Fax: 360-337-7187                                 Online registration will begin soon. If you
             E-mail:                            have questions about this year's
                                                                      event visit Online

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES                                          Students must submit applications to                                   DISNEY GIVE A DAY, GET A DAY
(CPS) AND THE HOMELESS,                                            their school's WAVE coordinator by                                     "Give a Day. Get a Disney Day." is a
Tuesday, January 12, 1:00 – 2:00 PM,                               February 5, 2010. In turn, applications                                program that celebrates and inspires
at The Salvation Army, 832 Sixth St.,                              approved by school districts and                                       volunteerism. Disney is working with
Bremerton. There will be a meeting                                 colleges must be mailed (postmarked)                                   HandsOn Network to offer amazing
titled "CPS and the Homeless." Barb                                to the Workforce Board by February 19,                                 volunteer opportunities to which you can
Geiger and Tom Stokes from CPS will                                2010. Award winners will be notified in                                lend your much-needed services. As a
be there to present information and                                mid-April.                                                             way of thanking you for your good work,
answer questions.                                                                                                                         Disney will give you a free ticket good
                                                                   WAVE awards pay undergraduate                                          for one day admission to a Walt Disney
The homeless state their fear often of                             educational tuition for two years (six                                 World® or Disneyland® theme park.
CPS taking their kids away because                                 quarters or four semesters) at an                                      Their goal? To inspire one million
they are without a roof, so that's one of                          accredited public or private college or                                volunteers to serve in their communities.
the things we'll be addressing.                                    university, or licensed vocational school.                             Starting January 4, 2010, volunteers can
                                                                                                                                          go to
The public is invited, please rsvp at                              For more information contact , 360-753-                       to                                       5680 or 360-753-5677 or email                                          register for volunteer time with Habitat
Additional resource available:                            or                                                 for Humanity of Kitsap County as a part
Kitsap Community Homeless and Low                                                                          of this program. Signing up for a day of
Income Resource Guide, click here.                                                                                                        volunteer service is as simple as 1-2-3:

                                                                                                                                          1.    Search and Sign Up: Beginning
                                                                                    Events                                                      January 1, 2010, search
KITSAP COUNTY WILL COUNT ITS                                                                                                          
HOMELESS, Thursday – Friday,                                       KITSAP MENTORING CELEBRATION                                                 and sign up for a volunteer
January 28 - 29. The primary                                       scheduled Tuesday, January 26, from                                          opportunity with Habitat for Humanity
registration site/time will be during the                          5:00 – 7:00 PM, at Crossroads                                                of Kitsap County.
Connect at the President's Hall at the                             Neighborhood Church. January 2010 is                                   2.    Volunteer: Complete your service for
Fairgrounds, Bremerton, on January 28,                             National and Kitsap County Mentoring                                         the volunteer opportunity you
2:00 – 7:00 PM. Other sites, such as all                           Month. In conjunction with Kitsap                                            selected.
food banks and some meal sites, will be                            County Mentoring Month activities, the                                 3.    Celebrate: Once your service is
posted later in January.                                           community is invited to hear national                                        verified, receive a voucher to redeem
                                                                   speaker, Bob Mortimer.                                                       your Disney theme park ticket.
For details contact, Terry Schroeder at
360-473-2028.                                                      For more information call: 360/337-4878
                                                                   or visit:

                                                                   RUMPELSTILTSKIN, Saturday,
WASHINGTON AWARD FOR                                               February 13, 2:00 PM, Bremerton High
VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE                                              School Performing Arts Center.
Applications are now being accepted for                            Auditions: Monday, February 8th, at Our
the Washington Award for Vocational                                Savior’s Lutheran Church, Bremerton.
Excellence (WAVE)--a scholarship                                   Audition Cost: $30. Performance
program that recognizes and rewards                                Tickets: $10. adults, $7 children.
students who excel in career and                                   For more information, contact Evergreen
technical education.                                               Children’s Theatre, 360-373-2992 or
                                                          or visit online at
     In the Works online: Go to, Click on Departments, Personnel & Human Services, Commission on Children and Youth. Scroll down to “In the Works” and double click.
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                                                                     If you are interested in sponsorship of a                              U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                                                                     table please contact Janet Heath,                                      OFFICE OF ELEMENTARY AND
                                                                     360-478-7681 or e-mail                                                 SECONDARY EDUCATION
                                                                                                   announced the availability of funding
                                                                     For more information, visit online                                     for the High School Equivalency
                                                                                                 (HEP) Program. The purpose of this
NIGHT, 8:30 – 11:00 PM, Bremerton.
                                                                                                                                            program is to help migrant and seasonal
Teens ages 13-19 bring your friends
                                                                                                                                            farm workers and their children obtain a
and experience a night filled with many
                                                                                                                                            general education diploma (GED) that
fun activities. Teens are able to swim,
                                                                                    Funding                                                 meets the guidelines for high school
use the hot tub, play basketball,
                                                                                                                                            equivalency established by the State, in
wallyball or board and table games, plus
                                                                     THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                          which the HEP project is conducted, and
more. Refreshments including pizza, are
                                                                     AND HUMAN SERVICES, is accepting                                       to gain employment or be placed in an
served. There is no cost for YMCA
                                                                     Applications For Fiscal Year 2010                                      institution of higher education or other
members and non-members pay only $5
                                                                     Grants For The Offender Reentry                                        postsecondary education or training.
per person.
                                                                     Program. The program is designed to                                    Deadline: February 16, 2010. For
                                                                     expand and/or enhance substance                                        additional information, contact 202-260-
                                                                     abuse treatment and related recovery                                   8103, or visit Online
Run #1, Sunday, January 3, 9:00 AM,
                                                                     and reentry services to sentenced                            
5K (3.1 miles) or 5 miles, followed by a
                                                                     juvenile and adult offenders returning to                              nt.htm.
Potluck in the Y Annex.
                                                                     the community from incarceration for
Run #2, Sunday, February 7, 9:00 AM,
                                                                     criminal/juvenile offenses. Deadline:
10K (6.2 miles), followed by a Potluck in
                                                                     January 19, 2010. For additional
the Y Annex.
Run #3, Sunday, March 7, 9:00 AM,
                                                                     information, please call (240) 276-1406                                         Publications
                                                                     or email
15K (9.3 miles), followed by a Potluck in
                                                                                                     A DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE
the Y Annex.
                                                                                                                                            ON WORKPLACE READINESS:
Run #4, Sunday, April 4, 9:00 AM, a
                                                                     THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH                                          Preparing High School Students for
20K run (12.4 miles), followed by a BBQ
                                                                     AND HUMAN SERVICES announces                                           Success. This research brief highlights
Potluck in Y Annex. This is your
                                                                     funds to support programs that                                         specific competencies that research has
opportunity to stay motivated through
                                                                     empower low-income families to                                         identified as necessary for a person to
the long days of winter.
                                                                     become economically self-sufficient                                    become a valued and skilled employee
                                                                     for the long-term. Grantees provide                                    in the areas of social, cognitive, and
For more information, call Kitsap Family
                                                                     financial education training on money                                  psychological development. It also
YMCA 360-377-3741 or visit online at:
                                                                     management issues, and they assist                                     identifies strategies that high schools
                                                                     participants with saving earned income                                 can use to help young adults develop
                                                                     in special matched savings accounts                                    these competencies.
                                                                     called Individual Development Accounts                       
                                                                     (IDAs). Participants use the IDAs to                                   rends-2009_04_28_RB_WorkReady.
                                                                     accumulate funds with the goal of                                      pdf.
                                                                     acquiring a first home, postsecondary
BREAKFAST, Tuesday, March 9,
                                                                     education, or starting up or expanding a
Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton.
                                                                     small business.
6:30 – 7:00 AM Registration
7:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
                                                                     The deadlines to apply are January 15,
7:30 – 9:00 AM Heroes Program
                                                                     2010; March 25, 2010; and June 25,
                                                                     2010. For additional information, please
                                                                     call the AFI Resource Center at (866)
                                                                     778-6037 or email
       In the Works online: Go to, Click on Departments, Personnel & Human Services, Commission on Children and Youth. Scroll down to “In the Works” and double click.
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INVESTMENTS IN POSITIVE YOUTH                                                 Resources                                                                  Training
DEVELOPMENT: Implications of
Research for Financing and Sustaining                              THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG                                         KIDS FIRST PARENT SEMINAR
Programs and Services for Youth. This                              ABUSE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF                                            This four hour seminar focuses on
guide reviews the research on what                                 MICHIGAN HAS RELEASED THE 2009                                         children’s unique needs prior to
works to promote positive youth                                    MONITORING THE FUTURE (MTF)                                            separation, during divorce, and in other
development and provides decision                                  SURVEY RESULTS. The survey                                             family residential changes. Learn about
makers with background information for                             showed that while there were slight                                    developmental stages, the grief process,
making good investment decisions. It                               decreases in the use of cocaine and                                    positive ways to communicate with your
also discusses the effects of various                              methamphetamine among youth,                                           child’s other parent, parenting plans and
program- and system-level strategies on                            marijuana and prescription drug abuse                                  much more.
key outcomes for youth in an effort to                             showed no signs of slowing down. The
shed light on how to invest limited                                findings present a valuable opportunity                                This seminar is approved by the Kitsap
resources to achieve desired outcomes.                             to help educate the public about the                                   County Superior Court for parents                          rising rates of youth drug use.                                        involved in divorce, legal separation, or
s/PositiveYouthDev.pdf.                                            Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of                                      paternity actions.
                                                                   America (CADCA) has developed a                                        Upcoming Classes:
VULNERABLE YOUTH AND THE                                           Media Outreach Toolkit to help                                         Saturday, January 16, at 8:30 AM
TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD: This                                      coalitions get local media coverage of                                 Thursday, January 28, at 5:00 PM
study was conducted by the Urban                                   these important survey findings.                                       Saturday, February 13, at 8:30 AM
Institute, under contract to ASPE, and                                                                                                    Thursday, February 25, at 5:00 PM
examines the role of different aspects of                          The Toolkit includes:                                                  Saturday, March 13 at 8:30 AM
youth vulnerability and risk-taking
behaviors on several outcomes for                                  * A one-page document summarizing                                      For more information, contact the
young adults.                                                      the 2009 Monitoring the Future findings.                               Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap                             * A news release template.                                             County, 307-6155.
bleYouth/index.shtml.                                              * Powerpoint presentations and fact
                                                                   * Talking points.

NIDA AT YOUR FINGERTIPS                                            Visit the CADCA website at News and                       
information about National Institute on                            tf-media-outreach-toolkit to view the
Drug Abuse (NIDA) research, programs,                              Toolkit. For questions on how to use
and events are quickly and easily                                  these materials, contact 703-706-0560
accessible through NIDA’s home page:                               ext. 256.
                                                                                                                                          ADDRESSING TOBACCO USE IN
    •     Information on Drugs of Abuse.
                                                                                                                                          ADDICTIONS TREATMENT THROUGH
    •     Publications (including NIDA
                                                                                                                                          ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
                                                                                                                                          Friday, January 8, 9:00 AM – Noon,
    •     Calendar of Events.
    •     Links to NIDA Organizational
                                                                                                                                          Friday, January 15, 9:00 AM – Noon,
                                                                                                                                          Port Angeles.
    •     Funding Information.
                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, January 27, 1:00 –
    •     Internal activities.
                                                                                                                                          4:00 PM, Olympia.
    •     Links to Related Web Sites.
                                                                                                                                          This training will provide an overview of
                                                                                                                                          why it is important to address tobacco
                                                                                                                                          use in addictions treatment, the science
                                                                                                                                          of nicotine addiction, and how nicotine

     In the Works online: Go to, Click on Departments, Personnel & Human Services, Commission on Children and Youth. Scroll down to “In the Works” and double click.
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addiction is different and similar to other                        BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS                                             Sugar and Spice, But Not Always
addictions. Lesson plans that integrate                            THEATRE SCHOOL: BAINBRIDGE                                             Nice: Gender, Bias and Aggression in
tobacco use into education and                                     ON BROADWAY TEEN CLASS,                                                Adolescent Girls: Friday, February
treatment groups will be provided.                                 Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 12 –                                   26, North Seattle Community College,
                                                                   March 5, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Bainbridge                                    "Mean girls" is more than just a casual
For more information, contact                                      Island. Bainbridge to Broadway,                                        term to describe a passing phase in life.
Deb Drandoff, 360-750-7500 x303                                    students will take on songs from                                       Examine how the intersections between
or e-mail at                              Broadway shows such as Wicked,                                         how gender differences and gender
                                                                   Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, Lion                                       norms result in alternate relational,
                                                                   King, Rent, Legally Blonde, Phantom of                                 indirect, and social aggression in
                                                                   the Opera, Mamma Mia and many                                          adolescent girls.
GROWING GROCERIES                                                  more.
ORGANICALLY! A                                                                                                                            What I Said and What I Meant:
series of classes                                                  This winter class opportunity for                                      Improving Cross-Cultural
designed and taught by WSU Kitsap                                  students, ages 13 – 18 will also include                               Communications: Friday, March 12,
County Extension Master Gardeners to                               audition techniques and appropriate                                    North Seattle Community College. This
help you create your own backyard                                  song choices leading up to BPA Teen                                    workshop presents major cross-cultural
organic vegetable garden.                                          Broadway’s West Side Story auditions in                                communication theories; ways that
                                                                   March.                                                                 cultural values, power, privilege and
Beginning Vegetable Gardening:                                                                                                            differences affect the way we
Saturday, January 9, 9:00 AM –                                     Cost: $325. Final showcase                                             communicate; tools for questioning
3:00 PM.                                                           performances are slated for March 4                                    assumptions; and ways to improve
Advanced Organic Vegetable                                         and 5, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM.                                 cross-cultural communications skills.
Class 1: Soils & Composting Irrigation,                            For more information, call 206-842-8578                                For more information visit
Saturday, January 16, 9:00 AM –                                    or visit online to print and complete the                    
3:00 PM.                                                           registration form at                                                   rmation20092010.pdf or email
                                                                                or 206-522-
Class 2: Garden Planning Fruits &                                  /Education/TheatreSchool.html.                                         5438.
Berries, Saturday, January 30, 9:00 AM
– 3:00 PM.

Class 3: Seeding/Planting and Garden                               WASHINGTON STATE ASSOCIATION                                           GOAT CARE/NUTRITION – KIDDING –
Management Techniques, Saturday,                                   FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION                                            PACKGOAT SEMINAR, Saturday,
February 6, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.                                     2010 WORKSHOPS                                                         January 16 and February 6, 9:30 AM –
                                                                                                                                          4:00 PM, Olympia.
Class 4: Integrated Pest Management,                               Strategies to Address Racial                                           Session #1: General goat care and
Harvesting/Preserving and Seed                                     Harassment: Thursday, January 14,                                      nutrition.
Saving, Saturday, February 20, 9:00                                North Seattle Community College.                                       Session #2: All about kidding.
AM – 3:00 PM.                                                      Racial harassment cases have more                                      Session #3: All about packgoats.
                                                                   than doubled since the early 1990s. The
For more information, contact                                      alarming increase indicates                                            Cost: General public $20/person,
Peg Tillery at 360-337-7224 or                                     professionals must create workplace                                    special rates for groups and families.
visit online                                environments that prevent racial                                       4H folks $5/person, special rates for
for registration forms.                                            harassment. Join an interactive session                                clubs and large families. Lunch will be
                                                                   to discuss effective intervention/                                     served.
                                                                   prevention strategies that can be                                      For more information, contact
                                                                   implemented in workplace and                                           Donna 360-481-0527 or
                                                                   educational settings to address racial                       
                                                                   harassment issues and concerns.
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20 HOURS STARS CLASS, Saturday,                                    THE HEART OF LEARNING AND                                              20      ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE
January 30 and February 6, 9:00 AM –                               TEACHING COMPASSION,                                                   COALTION FOR THE HOMELESS
5:00 PM, Seattle. School’s Out                                     RESILIENCE AND ACADEMIC                                                CONFERENCE, Wednesday – Friday,
Washington is offering a STARS 20                                  SUCCESS, Wednesday – Thursday,                                         May 12 – 14, Red Lion at the Park,
Hour Basic Training focused on School-                             February 17 – 18, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM,                                   Spokane.
Aged children (ages 5-12). All 10                                  OESD #114, Bremerton. Participants
modules of STARS basic information                                 will be introduced to the key findings of                              For more information, contact Mia
are covered, with a test-out option for                            the “Adverse Childhood Experiences                                     Navarro Wells at 253-761-7446 or
the first seven modules.                                           (ACES)” study; provided with a                                         e-mail
                                                                   framework for understanding the                                        or visit online
This is a two day class. You must                                  relationship of trauma and learning;                         
attend both sessions to get credit and                             presented with instructional strategies
receive your certificate of completion.                            for building a compassionate school;
The cost is $150, which includes a great                           introduced to the Washington State’s                                                    Update
catered lunch both days. The                                       Compassionate Schools Initiative; and
instructors are Glen Osborn and                                    given helpful tools for self care and                                  PENINSULA GIRL SCOUT CENTER
Ella Rosana.                                                       wellness – an ethical responsibility.                                  HAS MOVED. Thank you for your
                                                                                                                                          support of Girl Scouts. Please update
Register at 206-323-2396 or visit online                           Deadline: February 1, 2010.                                            our address in your data base.
at                            Cost: $80. or $45. without the manual.
                                                                                          NEW ADDRESS: Replaces Girl Scouts
                                                                   efault.asp.                                                            Totem Council:

22ND ANNUAL AT-RISK YOUTH                                                                                                                 Girl Scouts of Western Washington
NATIONAL FORUM, Empowering                                                                                                                Peninsula Program Center
Students to Communicate,                                                                    15      ANNUAL                                1600 NE Winters Road
Accelerate, Participate, and                                                                NORTHWEST                                     Bremerton, WA 98311
Graduate, Sunday – Wednesday,                                                               PARENTING AND
February 14 – 17, Myrtle Beach, South                              FAMILY EDUCATION CONFERENCE,
Carolina. Sponsored by: National                                   Monday – Tuesday, March 15 – 16,
                                                                                                                                                     Happy New Year !
Dropout Prevention Center/Network.                                 Washington State University at
                                                                   Vancouver, WA. Nationally recognized                                        from the Kitsap County
Sessions include:                                                  researchers and practitioners will share                                     Commission on Children
    •     Improving Reading for                                    cutting-edge information and techniques
                                                                                                                                                   and Youth staff and
          Academic Success: Strategies                             for parenting and family educators, child
          for Enhancing Adolescent                                 care providers, teachers, counselors,                                                        council
          Literacy.                                                and other family serving professionals.
    •     Dropout Early Warning System                             Workshops will address issues of
          With Research-Based Solution.                            concern to families raising children,
                                                                   including; anger management, child
Early Bird registration (before January                            development, fathering, and parenting
15) Individual $295, Team (2 or more)                              styles.
$260. Regular registration (after
January 15) Individual $335, Team (2 or                            For more information, visit online at
more) $310.                                              
For more information, contact
Linda Shirley 864-656-2675
or e-mail

     In the Works online: Go to, Click on Departments, Personnel & Human Services, Commission on Children and Youth. Scroll down to “In the Works” and double click.
                                         For Your Calendar

                       January                                                      January continued
3    YMCA RESOLUTION RUN, Bremerton, 9:00 AM                    28/29   KITSAP COUNTY WILL COUNT ITS HOMELESS
     YMCA, Dee Tuttle 377-3741                                          Bremerton, 2:00 – 7:00 PM. Information,
                                                                        Terry Schroeder, 473-2028
     TREATMENT THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE,                   30      20 HOURS STARS CLASS, Seattle, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
     Lynnwood, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact:                    or 206-323-2396 or 360-750-7500 x303
                                                                30      ADVANCED ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING
9    BEGINNING VEGETABLE GARDENING, Bremerton                           Bremerton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Peg Tillery, 337-7224 or
     9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Peg Tillery, 337-7244 or              

12   CPS AND THE HOMELESS, Bremerton, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
     Information,                                            February
12   BAINBRIDGE TO BROADWAY, Bainbridge Island,                 6       GOAT CARE/NUTRITION – KIDDING – PACKGOAT
     4:00 – 6:00 PM. Classes run Jan. 12 – Mar. 5, Tuesday              SEMINAR, Olympia, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Donna,
     and Thursdays. Information, 206-842-8578 or                        360-481-0527 or
     eSchool.htm                                                6       ADVANCED ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING
                                                                        Bremerton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Peg Tillery, 337-7224 or
     Seattle. Information, WSAME 206-522-5438 or                                       7       YMCA RESOLUTION RUN, Bremerton, 9:00 AM.
                                                                        YMCA, Dee Tuttle 377-3741
     Port Angeles, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Contact:                         Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, 307-6155 or 360-750-7500 x303
                                                                13      RUMPELSTILTSKIN, Bremerton, 2:00 PM.
16   GOAT CARE/NUTRITION – KIDDING – PACKGOAT                           Evergreen Children’s Theatre, 373-2992
     SEMINAR, Olympia, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Donna,
     360-481-0527 or                 14/17   22 ANNUAL AT-RISK YOUTH NATIONAL FORUM,
                                                                        Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Linda Shirley, NDPC,
16   ADVANCED ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING                               864-656-2675 or
     Bremerton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Peg Tillery, 337-7224 or                                     15      HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS DAY, Olympia
16   KIDS FIRST PARENT SEMINAR, Silverdale, 8:30 AM
     Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, 307-6155       17/18   THE HEART OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
                                                                        COMPASSION, RESILIENCE AND ACADEMIC
18   PREVENTION ADVOCACY DAY, Olympia                                   SUCCESS, Bremerton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.                                    

     5:00 – 7:00 PM. Information, 337-4878 or                           Bremerton, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Peg Tillery, 337-7224 or                           

27   ADDRESSING TOBACCO USE IN ADDICTIONS                       25      KIDS FIRST PARENT SEMINAR, Silverdale, 5:00 PM
     TREATMENT THROUGH ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE,                           Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, 307-6155
     Olympia, 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Contact: or 360-750-7500 x303               26      SUGAR AND SPICE, BUT NOT ALWAYS NICE:
                                                                        GENDER, BIAS AND AGGRESSION IN ADOLESCENT
28   KIDS FIRST PARENT SEMINAR, Silverdale, 5:00 PM                     GIRLS, Seattle. Information, WSAME 206-522-5438 or
     Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, 307-6155     
                                               For Your Calendar

                           March                                                                      April
7       YMCA RESOLUTION RUN, Bremerton, 9:00 AM                        4        YMCA RESOLUTION RUN, Bremerton, 9:00 AM
        YMCA, Dee Tuttle 377-3741                                               YMCA, Dee Tuttle 377-3741

9       HEROES BREAKFAST, Bremerton, 6:30 – 9:00 AM.                   23       CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN THE CLASSROOM, or Janet Heath,                        Seattle. Information, WSAME 206-522-5438 or

        Information, WSAME 206-522-5438 or                                                            May
13      KIDS FIRST PARENT SEMINAR, Silverdale, 8:30 AM                 12/14    20 ANNUAL WASHINGTON STATE COALTION FOR
        Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, 307-6155                    THE HOMELESS, Spokane. Mia Navarro Wells 253-761-
                                                                                7446 or
        EDUCATION CONFERENCE, Vancouver, WA.                           14       THE ROLE OF WHITES IN A MULTICULTURAL                           SOCIETY, Seattle. Information, WSAME 206-522-5438

                           The “In the Works” newsletter is
                           a quarterly publication posted online at the Kitsap County website under
                           the Commission on Children and Youth page

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               Regularly Scheduled Monthly Meetings Meeting dates and times may be subject to change.
                          Contact the person listed to verify. Italics = New or Revised Listing

                          Monday                                                   Tuesday (continued)
        5:30 PM. Terry Schroeder, 475-3571                      3rd     SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADVISORY BOARD
                                                                        3:30 PM. Betsy Bosch, 337-4880
        MENTORING PROGRAM TRAINING                              3rd     COMMUNITY VOICE, 7:00 PM, Pat Lovett, 698-4668
        5:00 – 7:00 PM. Pam Martin, 337-5409

2nd     KITSAP COUNTY ASSN FOR THE EDUCATION OF                                        Wednesday
        YOUNG CHILDREN (KAEYC)                                  1st     DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADVISORY BOARD
        6:00 PM. Karen Kennedy, 475-7194                                5:00 PM. Kelly Oneal, 337-4624

3rd     STANDUP FOR KIDS, 6:30 PM. Silverdale Community         1st     DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NETWORK
        Center, Jo Clark, 360-479-2389                                  11:30 AM. Joan Taie, 373-5392

3rd     P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians       2nd     KITSAP COUNTY TRAFFIC SAFETY TASK FORCE,
        and Gays), 7:00 PM. Marcie Mathis, 888-636-0652,                10:00 AM. KCSO Silverdale, Carolyn Pence 337-4647

        8:30 AM. (Bi-Monthly Jan. Mar. May. July Sept. Nov.)            Silverdale, KCHAF, Arlis Stewart, 1-800-503-7615
        Michele Jennings, Mary Bridge, 662-1198
                                                                3rd     KITSAP CONTINUUM OF CARE COALITION MEETING
3rd     H.E.A.R.T. (Honoring Equity and Respecting                      2:30 – 4:00 PM,
        Tradition), 7:00 PM. Mick Sheldon, 360-297-2040
                                                                4th     KITSAP FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION GENERAL
4th     WORKFIRST ADVISORY BOARD                                        MEETING, 6:00 PM.
        2:00 PM. Meets bi-monthly. Paul Coover, 337-4722
                                                                last    KITSAP SUICIDE PREVENTION TASK FORCE
                          Tuesday                                       3:00 – 4:30 PM. Barbara Smithson, 337-5250
Every   KITSAP PARENT SUPPORT GROUP                           
Tues.   7:00 PM. Terri Chicko, 360-297-4639
        GROUP, 10:30 AM, Sherry Charlot, 377-3473               1st     KITSAP COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN &
                                                                        YOUTH, 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Gay Neal, 337-4879
        Noon. Cyndi Foye, 415-5816,              1st     P.O.W.E.R. (People Organized Working for Ethnic
                                                                        Reality), 7:00 PM. Robert Boddie, 792-0637
        DIRECTORS, 5:30 PM. Rick Williams,                      1st     BOY SCOUTS DISTRICT MEETINGS                                 7:00 PM. Kevin Hancock, 373-9400; Brady Taylor,
        5:30 PM. Information, 782-0544                          3rd     INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COUNCIL
                                                                        10:00 AM. Kathy Avery, 373-2536
          Information: Jessie 434-618 or Kelley 779-4074        3rd     NORTH KITSAP VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND
                                                                        PREVENTION PROJECT
2nd     RESPECT (Relationship Education Strengthens &                   9:00 AM. Cindy Simonson, 297-7070
        Provides Empowering Choices for Today’s) Kitsap
        Youth, 9:00 AM. Candy Cardinal 337-5256                 4th     KITSAP FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION
                                                                        6:00 PM. Rick Williams, 876-1994
2nd     KTASC COUNCIL (Community Substance Abuse
        Prevention Coalition), 2:30 – 4:30 PM.                                             Friday
        Liz Wilhelm, 360-337-5258                               Every   THE Q CENTER, LGBT YOUTH 14-19 DROP-IN
                                                                        CENTER, 6:00 PM. Silverdale. Michael Goodnow,
2       KITSAP COUNTY HIV AIDS FOUNDATION (KCHAF)                       698-3335.
        5:30 – 7:00 pm. Natalie Bryson, 698-3335
2nd     CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit       1st     ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
        Disorders), 7:00 PM. Kerry Miller, 697-3922                     Bremerton. Cost: $80. Dr. O.J. Hogan, 698-3250

        6:00 PM. Leif Bentsen, 337-4883                                 10:00 AM. Doug Stauner, 692-4670

3rd     NORTH KITSAP LIFE IS VALUABLE SUICIDE                                             Sunday
        AWARENESS TASK FORCE, 7:45 AM                           Every   WOMEN’S CIRCLES, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, Belfair.
        Kelly Chatwood,                       1st     Linda Kroum, 275-4184 or
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                                                        Gay Neal, Coordinator, Commission on Children and Youth
                                                        Kitsap County Department of Personnel and Human Services
                                                        614 Division Street, MS-23
                                                        Port Orchard, WA 98366-4676
                                                        Phone: 360.337.4879 FAX: 360.337.7187
                    “It’s Time for Kitsap Kids”
                   Developmental Asset Initiative
"It's Time for Kitsap Kids" promotes the concept of developmental asset building and actively works on community
awareness, activities, networking, and training that nurtures positive, caring and responsible young people.
                                                   Winter 2009

Vision: As "Friends of Assets,” each of us serves as a builder, partnering with
youth to participate, develop, and grow through family, school, work, and             40 Developmental Assets
community. We envision a community where all young people know they are
valued, have hope for the future, and possess the resources to achieve their goals.   Search Institute
                                                                                      has identified the following
                                                                                      building blocks of healthy
                          National Mentoring Month:                                   development that help young
                                                                                      people grow up healthy, caring,
                          Expand Your Universe. Mentor A Child                        and responsible.
                          National Mentoring Month (NMM) highlights                   Support:
                          mentoring and the positive impact it can have on               1. Family Support
                          young lives. Spearheaded by the Harvard                        2. Positive family
                          Mentoring Project, MENTOR, and the Corporation                     communication
                          for National and Community Service, the first ever             3. Other adult relationships
                          NMM was held January 2002. This month-long                     4. Caring neighborhood
                          outreach campaign focuses national attention on                5. Caring school climate
                          the need for mentors, as well as how each of us—               6. Parent involvement in
                          individuals, businesses, government agencies,
                          schools, faith communities and nonprofits—can               Empowerment:
                          work together to increase the number of mentors                7. Community values
                          and assure brighter futures for our young people.                  youth
                                                                                         8. Youth as resources
                          In conjunction with Kitsap County Mentoring                    9. Service to others
                          Month activities, the community is invited to                  10. Safety
                          hear, national speaker, Bob Mortimer. Bob will
                          speak at the Kitsap Mentoring Celebration
                          scheduled for 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesday, January
                          26th at Crossroads Neighborhood Church.
                                                                                      Please tell us the impact the
The event, organized by the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium and co-
                                                                                      developmental asset approach
sponsored by Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth and Kitsap                has had in your life, the children
Tobacco Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, will                  you touch, or in your
feature information about local mentoring programs and positive youth                 organization.
development. Mr. Mortimer, a Gig Harbor resident, inspirational speaker,
husband, father of three and a triple amputee will share his humorous and             Just e-mail Gay Neal
inspiring story. His presentation is aimed at youth, as well as, parents,   
educators, youth service providers, mentors and interested community                  to request the one-page, online
members.                                                                              response form. Your comments
                                                                                      will be added to the story of how
                                                                                      asset building is changing the
The Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium (KYMC), is made up of local                     face of our community.
mentoring programs and interested community members. The mission of
the KYMC is “to improve the lives of children and youth in our community by
fostering quality mentoring relationships through community wide,
collaborative effort.” The goal of KYMC is to support, expand and create
quality mentoring programs in Kitsap County. For more information call:
360/337-4878 or visit:
Asset #18 - Youth Programs                                                                                       40 Developmental Assets
At Home
                                                                                                                 Boundaries & Expectations
            •   Talk with your children about their interests. Help them to find teams, clubs or
                                                                                                                    11. Family boundaries
                organizations that match or complement their interests. Encourage them to join one –                12. School boundaries
                and ask for a six-month commitment. Some kids drop out of programs prematurely, or                  13. Neighborhood
                they skip from one to another without giving any a chance.                                              boundaries
                                                                                                                    14. Adult role models
            •   Start or join a car pool for kids who participate in extra-curricular activities.
                                                                                                                    15. Positive peer influence
At School                                                                                                           16. High expectations
            •   Offer extracurricular activities that appeal to a wide variety of needs and interests.
In the Community                                                                                                 Constructive Use of Time
            •   Use discounts, special promotional offers, and giveaways to attract young people to youth           17. Creative activities
                                                                                                                    18. Youth programs
                                                                                                                    19. Religious community
            •   Sponsor diverse activities to reach all youth, especially those who are underserved by              20. Time at home
                existing organizations.
                                                                                                                 Commitment to Learning
Asset #19 – Religious Community                                                                                     21. Achievement motivation
                                                                                                                    22. School engagement
At Home                                                                                                             23. Homework
            •   Incorporate faith and spirituality into your daily life. Choose ways that best fit your values      24. Bonding to school
                and traditions.                                                                                     25. Reading for pleasure
            •   When making important family decisions, consider them within the context of your faith.
                                                                                                                 Positive Values
At School
                                                                                                                    26. Caring
            •   Don’t schedule school activities that conflict with important religious holidays, and be sure       27. Equality and social
                to consider the many different faith traditions within your school population (students and              justice
                staff).                                                                                             28. Integrity
In the Community                                                                                                    29. Honesty
                                                                                                                    30. Responsibility
            •   Sponsor a series of presentations on different faiths in your community.                            31. Restraint
            •   Don’t schedule community activities that conflict with religious holidays and be sure to
                consider the many faith traditions in your community.                                            Social Competencies
                                                                                                                    32. Planning and decision
Asset #20 – Time at Home                                                                                            33. Interpersonal
At Home                                                                                                                  competence
            •   Set limits on how often kids can go out with their friends during the school week. Have a           34. Cultural competence
                family meeting to determine what seems reasonable and fair, starting with a basic                   35. Resistance skills
                guideline of four nights at home.                                                                   36. Peaceful conflict
            •   Make time at home fun for everyone. Spend time together doing things you all enjoy
            •   If your teenager has a part-time job, limit it to 15 hours a week or less during the school      Positive Identity
                year.                                                                                               37. Personal power
At School                                                                                                           38. Self-esteem
                                                                                                                    39. Sense of purpose
            •   Encourage coaches, club sponsors, and others not to over schedule students.
                                                                                                                    40. Positive view of personal
            •   Spread special school events over the whole school year instead of grouping them around                  future
                holidays or other occasions.
In the Community
            •   Sponsor workshops for parents on communicating with kids. Offer suggestions for
                activities and projects families can do together.

                          Resources you can use: Free materials, training, presentations, assistance!
                  Contact the Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth at 360-337-4879 or
Pamphlets available in limited quantities     Book Available in single copy only, limited quantity Local Library Resources with Asset
     150 Ways to Show Kids You Care           available                                            Reference Materials
     (poster style leaflet)                             What Every Child Needs to Succeed from              Kitsap Regional Library
     40 Ways Anyone can Build Assets                    Birth to 8                                          Olympic Educational Service
     (poster style leaflet)                             Giving Kids What They Need to Succeed               District (for school district
     The Asset Approach (Adults)                        (for adult presentations)                           personnel) OESD website
     Making Change for the Better: The                                                            
     Importance of Youth Giving
     Take It to the Next Level

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