Northwest NEWS

January 11, 1999

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Parenting strategies training offered

   Fall City Elementary is offering a free five-session training in "Parenting Strategies for a Safer Tomorrow," training parents and families in conflict resolution skills. All sessions are held Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m in the Fall City Elementary School library. They will be taught by Principal Don McConkey, school Counselor Karyn Sasten, and parent facilitator Nansi Hawkins. Child care and refreshments are provided.

   Three areas of growth will be addressed: empathy, problem solving, and anger management. Workshops will be held Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, and Mar. 9. Any interested adult is welcome to attend. Call Karyn Sasten at 222-5265.

Youth soccer meeting

   The Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association will hold its annual membership meeting for all coaches and parents on Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Carnation. There will be election of board members for the following positions: VP-Administration, treasurer, VP-Development, and Registrar.

   Volunteers are needed for committee work, field development, jamboree coordinators, equipment managers, referee coordinators, field maintenance, webmaster, and others.

   Youth soccer must have volunteers to continue. Come and find out what you can do to contribute to soccer in the Snoqualmie Valley. For information, call Jeanne Drew at 333-6377.

Friends of Youth classes

   Friends of Youth Snoqualmie and Carnation offers the following winter classes:

   Active Parenting of Teens: A free six-week class designed for parents of youth ages 13-18. Combines the power of video with group discussion and support. Meets Thursday evenings beginning Jan. 25 through March 1, 7-9 p.m. in Carnation. Call 392-6367.

   Active Parenting of 2-12-year-olds: A free six-week parenting series designed to provide education, support, and encouragement. Topics include developing responsibility, active communication, and positive discipline. Will meet Thursdays beginning Feb. 25 through April 1, 7-9 p.m. in Snoqualmie. Call 392-6367.

   Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs: An information and discussion group. A free four-week class for middle and high school students. Covers topics on the laws, signs and symptoms, family issues, and refusal skills. Class will be held in Snoqualmie. Call 392-6367 to register.

Senior behavioral health program starts

   Valley General Hospital in Monroe has opened a geriatric psychiatric program as part of its Behavioral Health Services. The program treats patients 55 and over who are struggling with mental health issues.

   The Senior Behavioral Health program has a capacity to care for 12 inpatients whose average length of stay as 10-12 days. The staff of therapists, nurses, social workers, and medical director are all specifically trained in behavioral and physical health needs of the older population.

   For more information, call Edith Aurorean at 360-794-1443, or Joe Quaranta, VGH Social Services, at 360-794-7497.

NLP for self-esteem

   NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Program) is being held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1-6 p.m. by Jo A. Deevey, M.D., at Gentle Spirit Holistic Care, 15705 Main St., C3, Duvall. $60 for workshop, registration in advance. Call 206-470-3184 or 425-844-8991 by Jan. 13.

Snoqualmie Valley Ducks Unlimited banquet

   The Snoqualmie Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 1999 fundraising banquet on Feb. 4 at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue. Call 206-344-1166 for tickets and information.