Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocacy

“Learning who you are is a life long labor of love.” Steve Sparks

This is a soul-healing forum for families who are or have lived in a home with a parent or loved one who served in direct combat or experienced traumatic events.  Children in particular are at the highest risk of mental and physical abuse resulting from the legacy of war. Please support my mission by ordering my books…Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and new e-book series My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1&2… download kindle version $2.99 Part1, $3.99 Part2…See my Author Page…click here and my YouTube channel…click here.

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KYAQ FM 97.1 Toledo, Oregon, Stronger Together, Stepping Up Initiative, Lincoln County Oregon Steve Sparks, Sheriff Curtis landers, Jennifer Landers with Steve & Carolyn Crandall click here!

Stepping Up Initiative conversation with Kiera Morgan, YBC KNTP Hot Line…

Stepping Up Initiative conversation…Steve Sparks with Casey Miller on Lincoln County Connections.  Take a listen!

Day of Action Lincoln County Oregon

Lincoln County Oregon Jail Diversion…Community Treatment & Recovery

Dealing with mental illness in the jails

For the past two months, the News-Times has been working on another documentary focusing on the Lincoln County Jail and what they do to help inmates with mental illness, who are increasingly becoming the largest number of inmates in jail. It is estimated that two milllion people with serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across the nation, according to the Stepping Up Initiative, which aims to reduce that number.Watch the documentary to find out more.

Posted by Newport News-Times Newspaper on Friday, July 13, 2018


Sesame Street Workshop for Military Families…Self Expression…click highlighted text…


Sesame Street Workshop for Military Families…Deployment…Click highlighted text…

A wonderful collection of heartfelt and cathartic  stories from post WWII military children and families. Click here to order. Steve Sparks childhood story pages 47-53.

Sesame Street for Military Families

Sesame Street for Military Families… apps…