Resilience in Washington State: What Works and How to Make it Happen

Webinar: Resilience in Washington State: What Works and How to Make it Happen

Presented by: Dario Longhi and Dr. Suzette Fromm Reed

Hosted by: Essentials for Childhood, Washington State Department of Health; and Emerging Wisdom

Presenters Biographies

Dario Long, since 1990, has been researching what works in Social and Health programs at DSHS.  Dario has a long history of following the data in Washington and using data to help us understand what works and what helps.  As a research manager, Dario is gifted at helping communities translate the data into practical community organizing strategies. Dario was Research Director of the Family Policy Council. Now retired, since 2012, he is still doing formative evaluations and consulting with community organizations, as a partner, in Participatory Research Consulting with Marsha Brown. Dario is committed to educational equity. 

Dr. Suzette Fromm Reed serves as Associate Professor, founding director/chair of National Louis University’s (NLU) Ph.D. program in Community Psychology. Prior to NLU, she led research and evaluation for non-profit, child welfare organizations at both the national and local levels. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychology in the Public Interest. Her research, recent publications and community trainings focus on the buffering role of community/organizational resilience between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and mental and physical health, as well as academic and employment outcomes.

For more information:

Resilience Analyses and Notes

Webinar PowerPoint Presentation

Webinar Summary


NAEYC Virtual Institute

Starting June 1, NAEYC will offer weekly presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry – over 100 in total! Our presenters include policy experts, higher education faculty, school leaders, researchers and educators. While typically this type of content is only offered at NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, we are providing access to these presentations during the NAEYC Virtual Institute at no charge as our gift to you for all that you give to young children and their families. 

We understand how important flexibility is for early childhood professionals during this time. Presentations will be available on-demand to watch at any time until July 17th.

Select the Learning Catalog to browse available presentations.

Meditaciones Guiadas ¡EN ESPAÑOL!

Health Journeys, en la voz de Caroline E. Ortiz, MSN, MPH, RN, NC-BC, enfermera registrada, les presenta con gran entusiasmo su nuevo proyecto de meditaciones guiadas ¡EN ESPAÑOL! 

Esta nueva serie de audios les ofrece meditaciones hechas específicamente para personas que quieren vivir con mejor estado de animo o que experimentan problemas de salud. Estas meditaciones son una poderosa herramienta para aliviar la angustia y el dolor, y así ayudarles a descansar emocionalmente cada día. 

Así de que siente el poder de tu mente y el alivio que es posible tan solo con dejarte ir escuchando estas meditaciones guiadas. ¡Mereces estar bien… comienza ahora!  

¡Visite Health Journeys para escuchar los audios de meditación hoy!

United Way of Skagit County Grant Opportunity

United Way of Skagit County is pleased to announce the July 1st opening of our grant application process.  Grants are available to agencies with programs that serve Skagit children from birth to age 5 AND/OR the children’s parents & caregivers.  Eligible agencies must meet the requirements listed at the beginning of the application.

Applications are available using an online grant platform at United Way of Skagit County Applications.

Completed applications must be submitted by Noon on July 22rd.  After July 1st, please forward questions to

2020 Early Math Symposium


FREE Online Event

Registration for the Virtual Early Math Symposium is open!

Date & Time:

Friday June 26, 2020

8:00 am – 6:00 pm PDT

This year’s virtual Early Math Symposium will focus on fun, creativity, and discovery while supporting the mathematical development of all young children! Please join us online Friday, June 26. This year’s Symposium will feature keynotes from:

  • Dr. Doug Clements, Distinguished University of Denver Professor of Early Childhood Mathematics and STEM education, and
  • Dr. Julie Sarama, Distinguished Professor at the University of Denver and Researcher of Young Children’s Development of Mathematical Concepts
  • Stuart J. Murphy, Visual Learning Specialist and Award-Winning Children’s Author of the MathStart Series which Integrates Reading with Math and STEM, and
  • Jon Dueck, Teacher Development and STEM Director for the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Dr. Rachel Lambert, Faculty Member at the University of California Santa Barbara whose Interests lie in Mathematics Education, Disability Studies, and Social Justice

The symposium will debut film director Les Mayfield III’s I’m Ready family engagement math shorts: Sneak Peak here: Fluff and Fold

Get ready for lunch recess with Mobius Mysteries Hands on Fun with the AIMS Center for Math and Science. Please have on hand: paper, scissors, tape, and a pen/pencil.

Join us for these early learning breakout sessions:

  • Math is Everywhere
  • Effective Online Professional Learning
  • Math and Art
  • Family Math Nights
  • Early Math for Infants and Toddlers
  • Talking with Young Children about Math
  • Bringing Language and Math Instruction Together: How best to support young dual language learners (DLLs) in their mathematical journey
  • What’s the Big Idea? Foundational math for 3- to 6-year olds
  • STEAM Installations for Home, Care Centers and Classrooms
  • “More, More, More,” Said the Baby: How language and math work together in the thinking of infants and toddlers
  • Let’s Play and Learn Together! Games engage ALL children and families in math thinking
  • The Math/Literature Connection

Employment Opportunity

Mental Health Support Specialist | Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County

General Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations, the Mental Health Support Specialist will provide direct service to staff and members, staff consultation, training and support for youth development programs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are positioning themselves to be the premier provider of Youth Development Programs in our area through targeted outreach initiatives, strategic partnerships with schools and local governments, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. We are looking for a dynamic, passionate individual to join our team and join us in securing Great Futures for all youth in Skagit County.

Location: Mount Vernon, WA

Status: Full-Time, No-Exempt, Temporary through 12/31/20

Wage: $25.50 – $30.00/hr DOQ/DOE

To view additional key roles, visit Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County