The Trauma of Bullying Western Youth Services (WYS) has worked with children and families in Orange County, California since 1972. Through the years we have witnessed the many faces of bullying and the effects [...]
We love to share stories about our staff, leadership, interns and our Board of Directors, but we are truly inspired by our volunteers and would like to share the story of one of our AmeriCorps volunteers, [...]
Take the Anxiety Out of the Back to School Season As we prepare for the back to school season, we know from experience that preparation is more than school supplies and shopping. This is [...]
Invisible Barriers Hold Kids Back At Western Youth Services (WYS), we often talk about mental illness is an invisible barrier to success. Mental and behavioral health concerns are often the result of a child who [...]
A Call to Action, NOT Arms Another shooting. I am devastated. This one is in my backyard. The UCLA campus. It’s my alma mater. As a person I just can’t wrap my brain around [...]
Mental Health Issues Are Real, Even For Kids One in five children, nearly 15 million nationally, face mental health issues. In Orange County alone, mental illness affects 150,000 kids. Warning signs such as changes [...]
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