Demand Greatness

On November 15th, 2016, as a part of West Bloomfield High School's "U Matter" week, motivational speaker and author of "Demand Greatness", DeAndre Carter, spoke in two sessions to students. He encouraged students to reach their maximum potential by developing their "lion traits", leaving them with the final thought, "Lakers turn losses into LESSONS".   West Bloomfield Youth Assistance proudly co-sponsored this event.

Challenge yourself to be the best you can be because you are unique and special.

Knowledge is a treasure.

Seek knowledge.

Life is a journey.

Dream, Imagine, Love.

Common Ground, a state of the art Crisis Center (24hours/7days) Call helpline 800-231-1127 or text Hello to 741741

​New Oakland Family Centers, Farmington Hills 248-855-1540

​National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Parental Web Resources

Keep Your Family Strong...................www.keepyourfamilystrong.org

Healthy Children................................www.HealthyChildren.org,

One Tough Job..................................www.onetoughjob.org

Parent Dish........................................www.parentdish.org

Active Parenting.................................www.activeparenting.org
Kids Health.........................................www.kidshealth.org
Parent Social Web Resources: 

Parent Coalition-Oakland...................www.greatstartforkids-oakland.org

Metro Parent......................................www.metroparent.com
Oakland County Moms......................www.oaklandcountymoms.com

Partnerships for Dads........................www.parntershipfordads.org
Web Resources to Help be an Effective Parent:

Ages and Stages...............................www.greatstartforkids-oakland.org/developmentalscreenings
Great Parents...www.oakland.k12.mi.us/earlychildhood

Oakland County Youth Assistance..  www.oakgov.com/circuit/assets/docs/parentingcalendar.pdf
Web sources for Family Aid:

Child Care Council............................www.oaklandchildcare.org

Lighthouse of Oakland County..........www.lighthouseoakland.org
MI Department of Human Services...www.michigan.gov/dhs

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency..www.olhsa.org

United Way for SE Michigan.............www.uwsem.org/211

Parenting: Just when you think that you've got it all figured out - it changes

"Parenting On The Go"videos offer solutions to today's parenting challenges.

*If you'd like your school's PTO to get credit for watching a "Parenting On The Go" video, please click on the link below.

In this episode of Parenting on the Go, host Sheena Monnin talks with Public Health Educator from Oakland County Health Department, Hanna Cassise, and Senior Director of Family Life and Wellness Services from Jewish Family Service, Erica Saum. Hanna and Erica are back to discuss the importance of means restriction in suicide prevention.

In this episode of Parenting on the Go, host Jonathan Jackson talks with West Bloomfield Police Department Sergeant Todd Metcalf about heroin and what to look out for with your child.

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West Bloomfield Youth Assistance was established in 1953.  A local office was opened in 1969.  There is a Youth Assistance program in every school district in Oakland County.  

Students Learn How Colleges Review Social Media Pages

Julie Fisher, executive director of Building Better Families Through Action, spoke to West Bloomfield High School Seniors on September 11th, 2016.  She also presented "Digital Footprint" at Abbott & OLMS on February 16, 2017.   West Bloomfield Youth Assistance is committed to bringing programs to West Bloomfield Schools that communicate healthy decision making to our youth.


Use social media to promote something good and positive

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248.592.1278            wbyouthassistance@yahoo.com

 In this episode of Civic Center TV's The Splash, host Jonathan Jackson sits down with Stacy Pasini and Diane Maury of West Bloomfield Youth Assistance to discuss their organization and upcoming community campaign, Parenting On The Go. 

*You may have heard your children come home and talk about Kids Empowered and the Mental Health Magician.  Both programs were supported by West Bloomfield Youth Assistance throughout the 2016 and 2017 school year.  

​​West Bloomfield Youth Assistance

Resources: 

Goal of the Day: Be mindful of   your physical and emotional health.

Use social media to promote something good and positive.

In this episode of Parenting On The Go, host Sheena Monnin sits down with Rasheida Kamaria Williams, Chief Empowerment Officer of  Empowereded Flower Girls, to discuss how we can help today's youth​ power through tough moments in their life.