Parenting Videos and Resources
Giving Our Youth Wings to Fly
Join Mr. Robert Danzig in a Town Hall Forum as he meets with youth in care to discuss the importance of Independent Living Skills.
Mr. Danzig shares his personal story of triumph over tragedy, and the struggles faced by today's youth that are placed in the Foster Care system.
Giving Our Youth Wings to Fly (55 min)
DSHS Programs Overview
- This handbook contains information about several public assistance programs that are available through the Department of Social and Health Services.
Ansell-Casey Life Skills Assessment - Evaluates a young person's readiness for independence at different developmental stages. This online tool is user-friendly and assists in developing a plan with the young person. There is no fee to access and use the materials on this site.
College Success Foundation - Manages scholarship programs for youth still in high school and for youth wishing to pursue a college education.
Governors' Scholarship Program - The Governor's Scholarship Program assists Washington youth in state-recognized foster, group or kinship care enroll in and complete programs of study at an eligible college/university in Washington.
Independence for Foster Youth - Foster Youth learn how to find a job, get housing, create a budget, navigate the financial aid maze, and successfully get into college.
Life Skill Porgrams - An online life skills, career development, and motivational training program for youth. There is a one-time password fee.
Vstreet.com - Online training tool for youth to develop life skills. There is a small fee for the 1 year subscription.
Washington Information Network 2-1-1 - Search an online directory of health and human service programs to find resources like food banks (food pantries), emergency shelters, transportation, health clinics, rent or utilities assistance, legal help, and many more.