January 2014 
Island Educational Services Newsletter
Upcoming Workshops
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Kitsap Mental Health First Aid
Healthy Youth Summit
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Keys to Social Success
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Dear (Contact First Name),

Happy New Year! We at Island Educational Services will be celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2014.  Originally a solo practice, Island Educational Services has expanded to now include eight additional tutors.  We will have an official celebration this summer as my practice officially opened on June 5, 1994.  (Yes, I opened the practice two weeks before summer break!)  Look for more details in upcoming newsletters.

Island Educational Services is happy to sponsor a workshop this month for the community.  Youth Mental Health First Aid is a workshop designed for parents, teachers, neighbors, business owners, and anyone else in the community who wants to support our youth who have mental health struggles. Please call (206-842-8240) or email me if you have any questions after reading the information.

Everyone at Island Educational Services is looking forward to another great year of partnering with families, students, and others in the community to successfully support children and youth.


Lydia Harrison
Youth Mental Health First Aid

Presented by Kitsap Mental Health; co-sponsored by Island Educational Services and Hyla Middle School

Saturday, January 25
8:15am to 5pm
Hyla Middle School, 7861 Bucklin Hill Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA
Cost is $30; please bring a sack lunch
Educator Clock Hours are available!

This acclaimed 8-hour certificated course teaches participants the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and when and where to get help. The 5-step method can be used when young people are experiencing a mental health concern.  The workshop is appropriate for community members, including parents, grandparents, teachers, local business owners, etc.

Please contact Kitsap Mental Health to register.

Healthy Youth Summit
by Raising Resilience

Saturday, January 11
Bainbridge High School, Commons Area
9am to noon

Teens are encouraged to attend ~ there will even be breakfast burritos for them! Community service hours are available, too. Please register if you are planning to attend.
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is coming to Poulsbo!
Neural Plasticity in the Brain

Wednesday, January 15th
Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Avenue, Poulsbo, WA

Barbara is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program and the author of The Woman Who Changed her Brain. She will discuss neural plasticity in the brain and the Arrowsmith Program curriculum she developed. Barbara will sign her book and books will be available for purchase.

If you would like additional information about the Arrowsmith Program, please email Lydia Harrison.
Keys to Social Success for Children and Teens with High Functioning Autism 


Sponsored by the Central Kitsap Special Education Parent Group and Central Kitsap School District's Special Services 

Thursday, January 9 at 6:15pm

Fairview Junior High, 8107 Central Valley Road, Bremerton, WA

Childcare available.


Dr. Steve Becker will discuss the keys for success for children and teens with autism, including how to practice effective social skills.  Participants are encouraged to ask questions.


For more information contact Sharon or call 360-308-0187.