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Family News | Harborcreek Youth Services

Welcome to the our Family News & Updates Page! This is a space where we'll make updates about friends and family members of Harborcreek Youth Services' residents, Treatment Foster Care Families, and Multisystemic Therapy teams with happenings around campus and in our HYS community. We have a variety of great events thoughout the year, and we hope this page will help you stay in touch with the amazing things your kids are doing through our programs. 

Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Growth and Change

Posted on October 1st, 2018 at 12:16 PM
Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Growth and Change

As a Sanctuary organization, HYS first recognizes that virtually all the youth we serve have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We also see that their unfortunate circumstances have, in part, evolved from these traumas. With this connection in mind, we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and concern for the well-being of others and model this for the youth in the program. We prioritize a therapeutic environment that provides safety and security for participants in order to avoid re-traumatizing the youth who come here for treatment.

 This month, we'd like to share some useful information and tools you can use at home, school, or work on the Sanctuary commitment of Growth and Change.

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Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Social Learning

Posted on July 17th, 2018 at 11:11 AM
Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Social Learning

As a Sanctuary organization, HYS first recognizes that virtually all the youth we serve have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We also see that their unfortunate circumstances have, in part, evolved from these traumas. With this connection in mind, we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and concern for the well-being of others and model this for the youth in the program. We prioritize a therapeutic environment that provides safety and security for participants in order to avoid re-traumatizing the youth who come here for treatment.

This month, we'd like to share some useful information and tools you can use at home, school, or work on the Sanctuary commitment of Social Learning.

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2018 Fishing Club Newsletter

Posted on May 8th, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Spring is finally here, and at HYS, that means it's time to FISH! See what the Fishing Club has been up to and read about our 2018 Annual Trout Derby.

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TRE: A New Way of Looking at Reducing Your Stress

Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 1:46 PM

TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Learn more!

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Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Open Communication

Posted on April 5th, 2018 at 12:15 PM
Putting Sanctuary Into Practice: Open Communication

As a Sanctuary organization, HYS first recognizes that virtually all the youth we serve have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We also see that their unfortunate circumstances have, in part, evolved from these traumas. With this connection in mind, we foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and concern for the well-being of others and model this for the youth in the program. We prioritize a therapeutic environment that provides safety and security for participants in order to avoid re-traumatizing the youth who come here for treatment.

This month, we'd like to share some useful information and tools you can use at home, school, or work on the Sanctuary commitment of Open Communication.

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HYS Family News and Updates Issue #3

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Learn strategies and healthy ways to connect with your child in the latest issue of our newsletter.

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HYS Family News and Updates Issue #2

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Learn strategies and healthy ways to connect with your child in the latest issue of our newsletter.

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Join Us for Designer Purse Bingo!

Posted on January 26th, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Support HYS through Designer Purse Bingo Sunday, April 15 from 12PM - 5PM at Our Lady of Mercy Church! 

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HYS Family News and Updates Issue #1

Posted on December 8th, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Welcome to our Family News and Updates Newsletter! 

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Resource: New Fact Sheets to Help Understand Common Mental Health Issues

Posted on May 18th, 2017 at 10:18 AM

SAMHSA released a series of facts sheets about anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, first episode psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These fact sheets provide the latest scientific information about symptoms and a range of treatment options, as well as peer support groups and services. Hopefully they can help you and your family as well!

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