Southeast Youth and Family Services’ workshops give youth and families an opportunity to talk openly and honestly about feelings and emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

SEYFS Family Workshops

Family Communication
& Parenting Workshops

Want more opportunities to strengthen your family relationships? Free Zoom Workshops

Workshops for Parents
2nd Tuesday of the Month  /  6-7:30 pm
March 9, April 13, May 11, & June 8

Workshops for Teens
2nd Friday of the Month  /  4-5 pm
March 12, April 9, May 14, & June 11

Workshops will be facilitated by Geoffrey Thomas, MS, LMHC, MHP.
Participating families will receive two $25 gift cards:
First for enrolling and a second for taking part in the workshop and surveys

To enroll, contact: with “Family Communication” in the subject line.

Family Communication, Trauma & School Transitions

These workshops will be facilitated in East African Languages (Amharic) by Taye Degefu, MHP, MSW, Mental Health Therapist.  Discussions will center around the challenges of transitions from elementary to middle school and middle to high school.  

For more information, please contact Taye Degefu at 206-380-5963.


Photography Scavenger Hunt

Family Activity + Virtual Workshop

Last Wednesday of the Month  /  6-7 pm
March 31, April 28, May 26, & June 30

Interested in strengthening relationships in your family?

Southeast Youth & Family Services is a offering free online workshop for parents and adolescents (middle and high school students) following a photography scavenger hunt!

Part 1: Pre-Workshop Family Activity

Before the virtual workshop, you’ll capture images that represent thoughts, feelings and experiences that are important to you.

  • You will receive a list of images to capture (e.g., one thing you’re struggling with, one thing makes you happy, one thing you’re doing that’s new or different).
  • Both parents and teens will take pictures using the scavenger hunt list and send them to the facilitators prior to the workshop.

Participating families will receive two $25 gift cards:
one for enrolling and a second for taking part in the workshop and surveys

Part 2: Family Workshops with SEYFS

The workshop will be facilitated in English over Zoom by two SEYFS counselors: Chrystal Williams, LSWAIC, and therapist intern Lara Vander Woude. The workshop includes group discussions of the collected images, designed to help both youth and parents:

  • Practice creative ways to communicate with each other.
  • Understand different perspectives.
  • Explore how strong relationships can promote growth & resilience.
SEYFS Photography Scavenger Hunt Family Workshops
To register, email with “Photography Scavenger Hunt” in the subject line.

Part of our series of Strong Connections – Powerful Futures workshops, funded through King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative.

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