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9-12th Grade

Raising Resilience serves parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers with tools that address priority topics concerning youth at different ages and stages. While many of our programs address multiples age groups, this page highlights some of the content most focused on 9th through 12th grade. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for tips and articles and visit our blog, programs, and resource pages to view our full list of programs and content.

Connections Café Video Library
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The following videos are of past CONNECTIONS CAFÉ sessions. We encourage donations to support the continuation of this free virtual parent support program to help families in our communities thrive. Thank you!

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Myth busting and Destressing the College Process

Guest Speakers: Tara Powers-Hausmann from College Fit Consulting

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Raising Good Humans: Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting 

Guest Speakers: Author, Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE

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Substance Abuse Prevention Panel

Guest Speakers: Sarah Frost, MSW(BISD School Social Worker); Aubrey Lough, SUDP, LMFT (Creating Growth Counseling); Kelsey Lynch, MSW (BIPD Community Health Navigator); Megan Moore, MPH (KPHD Healthy Communities Specialist)


Sexual Assault Awareness

Guest Speakers: Helen Burke from Bainbridge Youth Services; BHS Student Advocate, Zoe Pellegrino; and Beverly D. Van Santford from Kitsap Sexual Assault Center


Body Image & Disordered Eating 

Guest Speakers: Erin Earle, MA, LMHC; Emily Bell, CN; Helen Burke (parent); Lila Schroer (student)

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Gender Dysphoria, Language, & Transitions 

Guest Speakers: Dr. Matt Goldenberg


Let’s Talk About Race

Guest Speakers: Karen Vargas & Chasity Malatesta from BISD's Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) and Spencer Bispham & Sarah Bukair from BISD's Youth Social Justice League


Mindful Parenting Through Crisis

Guest Speakers: Jendi Watson, CHT from Nalu Center for Healing

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