Community Resilience Initiative – March Mini-Courses

These focused, bite-sized courses, take a deeper exploration into restoring relationships through effective apologies, conflict management, healing from broken trust, and recognizing and responding to emotional dysregulation.  All of the strategies presented are founded in honoring the science of trauma and resilience while upholding the principles of emerging neuroscience.

Art of the Apology: March 1
The Restoration Mat: March 8
Restoring Love, Trust, and Safety: March 22
Emotional Regulation Drills: March 29 All dates:  09:00 – 12:00 Pacific Timezone

Centering Black Voices

Every year during the month of February, organizations, creators, and influencers throw their #BlackHistoryMonth acknowledgements into the buzzword cloud that is today’s media. The parade of #AmplifyBlackVoices and #BlackLivesMatter marching across our feeds fuels warm, satisfied feelings that we’re doing the work, and doing it right. But centering Black voices goes deeper than celebrating a month or clicking “Share” on punchy BIPOC content. Explore key questions and actions to center Black voices.   LEARN MORE >

Talking with Children and Youth About Race

Thursday and Friday, May 5th and 6th, 2022

How much do children really understand about race? How can you support a child’s developing cultural identity?

In this two-day workshop (May 5th and 6th) we will explore how young people in early childhood through their teen years are socialized to practice racism and privilege. The facilitators draw from their diverse experiences to engage parents, teachers, and concerned community members in this vital work for equity.

Participants will…

  • Learn how young people see and understand race
  • Discover ways to support healthy ethnic identity development in young people

Facilitators: Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.

Location: This event is virtual and the Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

Schedule: 8:30am-12:00pm PST each day

This workshop has been approved for the following Clock Hour & CEUs:

  • 6 STARS Credits available for Early Childhood and School Age practitioners.
  • 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our Provider number is #1975-369.
  • 6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers.

Full Event Description + Registration

Promoting Responsive Bottle-feeding to Reduce Overfeeding and Prevent Rapid Weight Gain during Infancy

Dr. Alison K. Ventura, PhD, CLEC

This presentation will review recent research examining mechanisms underlying associations between bottle-feeding and overfeeding leading to rapid weight gain. This presentation will also highlight recent evidence for the effectiveness of an intervention to promote responsive bottle-feeding within WIC for reducing risk for overfeeding and rapid weight gain among WIC infants.


Date: March 15

Time:9:00 am – 10:30 am PDT

Cost: Free

2022 Substance use Disorder Family Navigator Training

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) is pleased to be able to offer the Substance Use Disorder Family Navigator Training (SUD FN).

This full 16-hour training is led by family members with lived experience for parents, caregivers, and/or family members who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with substance use disorder. These trainings are also open to our system partners who have lived experience or want to learn more about the content the families they serve are learning. The first training section will cover the science of SUD, and will then move into skills, tools, and tips on how to manage life with your loved one who is living with SUD.

Training Dates and schedule

Monday, February 7 to Thursday, February 10 

Monday, February 28 to Thursday, March 3

Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17

 Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7

 Monday, May 9 to Thursday, May 12

 Monday, June 6 to Thursday, June 9

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily

Register in advance (June 6-9)

North Sound ACH : Employment Opportunities

Project Coordinator: Emergency Response

In our role in the new Community Response Network, we will stand up several positions to work in emergency disaster case management in Whatcom and Skagit counties. We are looking for people who have worked in community action, trauma-informed care, CHWs and Promotoras, and lived experience in their communities; bi- and trilingual candidates preferred. Watch our employment page for more details and how to apply.

North Sound ACH- Medical Interpretation Class

This Spring Quarter, North Sound ACH is partnering with Whatcom Community College to provide a Medical Interpretation Class! Join us on February 11 at 6 p.m., we will go live on our Facebook page to provide more information, talk next steps, and answer any questions you have!

En esta primavera, North Sound ACH en asociación con Whatcom Community College ofrecerán una clase para ser un interprete medico. ¡Participe este 11 de febrero a las 6 p.m en nuestra platica en vivo en Facebook! Aqui responderemos sus dudas y preguntas sobre como participar en esta clase