||NEWS AND EVENTS
The WSU Extension office is offering three upcoming training sessions.
Strong African American Families - Facilitator Training, June and
October, See flyer for more details.
Strengthening Families Program - Facilitator Training, Classes will
be held Thursday, August 3 - Saturday, August 5, from 8:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m., at the Norm Dicks Government Building, WSU Kitsap County
Extension, 345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337. Registration Fee $150,
register by Friday, July 28th by 5:00 p.m. Limited number of scholarships
available for registration fee. Lunches, refreshments and training materials
will be provided. Space is limited to 24 registrants. Register Online at
Violence and Sexual Assault Response Training, Classes will be held
Tuesday, September 19 - Wednesday, September 20, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00
p.m., at the Suquamish Tribe, The House of Awakened Culture (Community Center),
7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA. Topics covered will include, but not limited
to: The Psychology of Abuse, Model Policy for Law Enforcement Response to
Domestic Violence, Case Histories, Elder Abuse, Bystander Intervention, and many
Chalk Art Expression Event, Saturday, September 16,
from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at two locations, rain or shine
Kingston. This event celebrates National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month.
Come and celebrate recovery with your own art addition showing what recovery
means to you (chalk provided). For more information, contact Deanne
Summer Learning at Kitsap Regional Library
Starting June 1, set your own personal reading goals
and challenge friends and family to read for pleasure this summer. Learn more
Summer Reading Program
Enjoy your vacation - but first, invite your students to have fun reading all
summer long and earn a free book with Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program.
You'll find a downloadable version of the Summer Reading Journal online at
ESSB 5131 Changes in Advertising, effective July 23, 2017,
information from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board.
Free Meals in Kitsap County For more information, contact
COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD
Commission on Children and Youth Advisory Board meets the first
Thursday of every month at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Click
here for more information.
Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth was established
in 1988 by the Board of Commissioners by Resolution No.
172-1988. The Board acted on the recommendation of the local
Youth 2000 Forum, whose participants were concerned about the
rising rate of school dropout, a shrinking labor pool, and other
The Commission on Children and Youth
is an appointed body of the Kitsap County Commissioners,
with up to 24 representatives from education and schools,
health and social service providers, juvenile justice and
law enforcement, community leaders and non-profit
organizations. The Youth Commission's charge is to:
In 1992, as a step towards improving state services for
children, Washington State lawmakers officially established
Family Policy Council, charged with making social programs
and policies more responsive to the needs of families.
Community Public Policy Health and Safety Networks were
established by the Legislature in 1994 - using Family Policy
Principles - as a way to give communities a larger role by
tackling their own social problems. The Commission on
Children and Youth became the local Community Public Health
and Safety Network for Kitsap County in August of 2000:
The Youth Commission supports activities that
increase the capacity for the
community to build
developmental assets among
The four problem areas that the Youth Commission has
- Advise County Commissioners and residents
on the needs of children, youth and families based
on periodic assessments;
- Facilitate coordination of information
among agencies to maximize resources; and to
- Advocate for an environment that fosters
healthy, self-sufficient, responsible and productive
children, youth and families.
- Dropping out of School
- Youth Substance Abuse
- Youth Violence
- Child Abuse and Neglect
|Specific activities funded
by the Family Policy Council through the Community Network
Time for Kitsap Kids" Developmental Initiative
- Builds community awareness of developmental assets and
educates individuals on how to build developmental
assets in young people. Developmental Assets are
positive experiences and personal qualities that young
people need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.
Groups (TAG) - Increases youth
involvement in the community and engages them in the
work of the Commission. This model develops strong adult
leaders to serve as mentors and role models for youth;
builds new youth leaders through leadership training,
mentoring and community involvement; increases social
development of youth through meaningful service; and
provides service and internship opportunities for youth.
"Kitsap Cares...About Kids"
- Increases private investment in positive youth
development programs through a three-year community
awareness campaign to involve the public in building
developmental assets for children and youth from birth
to age 18. The overall strategy of the campaign is to
help people see how they can make a difference and that
Kitsap County is a community that values and supports
||DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS
County Commission on Children and Youth (CCY) hope you will
after completion of their print campaign to support local youth.
Sponsored by CCY, the goal of "Kitsap Cares about Kids" is to
generate more awareness of the needs of local youth. The first
phase of the project is to collect forty stories from across the
county, featuring them on their website and in the Kitsap Sun.
According to project co-chair Patty Lent "by inviting
businesses, organizations and individuals to submit their
stories we will be able to show the diverse and wonderful ways
we are helping children and youth around the county - and they
will inspire us to do even more."
|The intention of "Kitsap Cares
About Kids" is not just about donating money in to youth
programs - but it's about inspiring people to engage with
children and youth in hundreds of different ways. It makes a
difference to the kids - and to those who show they care. And
ultimately it makes a difference to the type of community we
To register or submit a story to "Kitsap Cares About
Kids" go to
http://www.kitsapcaresaboutkids.org or call