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About us: We are not here to tell you what to do or what not to do. Rather we would like to present to you holistic information on intentful decision-making. 

Our team is non-judgmental, open-minded, and trauma-informed.
We provide objective information that focuses strictly on health and well being. We encourage you to compare perspectives, conduct your own research, and make your own choices. 

Our goal is to make valuable information available to you and watch you develop into a healthy, empowered person, with healthy boundaries and a successful life. Ultimately, we want you to be aware that the decisions you make about your relationships and your sexual life will have a significant impact on your physical and emotional health, your relationships, and your future family life. The sooner you become aware the better.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Hi, I’m Yazmin. A little about me, I graduated from Davis High School in 2013. I went to Eastern Washington University, graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I taught 3rd grade in the Yakima Valley for three years, loved it but decided I wanted to see what else I could do and now here I am :) I also run the social medias for Think Twice so follow us for some good content! For fun I like to question the world around me, life blows my mind. I have a German Shepard named Sage, she is 2 years old and keeps me very entertained. 

 

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I'm Jordan. I grew up here in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower in 2014. I am currently just a couple classes shy of my bachelors in psychology and have plans to continue on for a masters in mental health counseling. I recharge by being around others and you can usually find me laughing at something at any given moment. I love scary movies, good food, and good company!

My name is Kala, I've been married to my husband for 20 years, together we have 5 kids, four of which are teenagers! Some of my favorite things to do are singing, making jewelry, and going to the river to boat and kneeboard. My family loves being outside and playing on the water. I am currently working with Think Twice as a student educator and am working on a teaching degree. 

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My name is Marina. I have been married for almost 9 years now. I have two wonderful kids which I consider big blessings. I enjoy learning new things everyday. Everyday is a learning experience. I have been part of the Think Twice Yakima team for 1 year now as an educator. I enjoy doing outside activities such as camping and having picnics.

I'm Tracey. I'm a book junkie, obsessed with glitter gel pens, and I buy clothes for my dogs since my kids won't let me dress them up anymore. Born and raised in Yakima county. I come from a divorced family, with a mixture of siblings. I married my husband when I was 20, we spent the first years of our marriage traveling while he was in the Air Force. By 2015 we decided to move our family of 4 back to Yakima. In 2017 I realized that I could not be a stay at home mom forever, and decided to go back to school. After that, I started volunteering at Life Choices. I took on the position of Program Director, which is what I do now. I'm scheduled to graduate from Liberty University Online with my bachelor's degree in psychology (emphasis on crisis counseling and sexual issues) in the summer of 2021.

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Our Think Twice Instructor Certifications: 

  • Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist Certification 

  • The Dibble Institute Certification 

  • Trauma Informed Care Certification 

  • Alliance for Child Welfare Certification 

 

 

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (Bureau of Youth & Family Services) Certifications:

  • Integrating the Needs of Foster Care Youth in App Programming: Trauma-Informed Approaches 

  • Soar to Health And Wellness: Human Trafficking Training 

  • Mandatory Reporting (C.P.S.) and Keeping Youth Safe

  • Identifying and Supporting Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC)  (Sex Trafficking)

  • LGBT Meaningful Inclusion

  • Respecting and Honoring Tribal Youth