Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families

Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This toolbox provides tips on how to navigate some of the emotional responses that families may experience
during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this toolbox is to provide general information about common
emotional responses of children, teens, and families during disasters. Families, parents, caregivers, and
educators can use this information to help children, teens, and families recover from disasters and grow

Nutrition First – Self Care

January Self Care Webinar with Dr. Kira Mauseth

Thursday January 28, 12:00-1:00

Free Webinar. Join Nutrition First to hear from Dr. Kira Mauseth as she provides tips on Self-Care during COVID: new ideas for connecting with others and tips on dealing with winter and isolation.
Nutrition First is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Self Care Webinar with Dr.Kira Mauseth
Time: Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 871 9161 3773
Passcode: 720896
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        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
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Bellingham Technical College – Childbirth and Parenting Classes

All Winter Childbirth classes will be held remotely via Zoom.
Scholarships provided by Peacehealth St. Joseph’s Hospital

Preparation for Childbirth & Parenting

This traditional course covers the full spectrum
of pregnancy, labor and birth, newborn care,
postpartum, and parenting for those who want to
focus on pregnancy and parenting while building
relationships with others. Information about the
last trimester of pregnancy, labor and birth, comfort
and coping techniques, newborn care and feeding,
and the challenges and rewards of parenting will be
covered. A postpartum reunion with parents and
babies is included.
Item#: 8001 | Tuesdays 1/12-3/2 | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $199.00

Pregnancy & Childbirth

This shorter course focuses on healthy pregnancy and
birth and is great as a refresher option. Information on
pregnancy, labor and birth, and comfort and coping
techniques will be covered. Limited information
on newborns, breastfeeding, and the postpartum
period is presented, with less time to practice skills in
class. A postpartum reunion with parents and babies
is included.
Item#:8010 | Wednesdays 1/6-2/3 Coggins | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $149.00
Item#:8011 | Mondays 2/22-3/22 Slocum | Online 6-8:30 p.m. $149.00

Prep for Childbirth: Weekend Condensed

This weekend course is for the pregnant woman
and her support person whose schedule prevents
them from taking the full course. The weekend
format provides an overview of late pregnancy, birth,
postpartum, and breathing and relaxation methods to
make childbirth easier.
Item#:8021 | Saturday/Sunday 1/23-1/24 Coggins | Online $149.00
Item#:8022 | Saturday/Sunday 2/27-2/28 Slocum | Online $149.00
Note: Class times are Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. & Sundays 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Hypnotic Childbirth

Note: An online forum is included to allow for self-paced learning at home
in addition to the class time.

Learn how to get your body and mind to work for
you in one of the most incredible experiences of your
life. This five-week course is designed to help women
overcome their fear of the birthing process and to
build trust in women’s inherent ability to give birth.
Extensive exercises in relaxation, visualization, and
overcoming obstacles include the best self-hypnosis
techniques to achieve an optimal state of mind for
labor and birth.
Item#:8150 | Mondays 1/25-3/1 Ripper | Online 6-8:30 p.m. FREE

Gottman Institute® Bringing Baby Home

Our Bringing Baby Home workshop
is a research-based and research
tested psychoeducational workshop
dedicated to improving the quality of life for babies
and children by strengthening their families.
Developed by renowned relationship and parenting
experts, Drs. John and Julie Gottman, this workshop is
perfect for those who are expecting a baby, or already
parenting an infant or toddler (up to age 3).
In this workshop, you and your partner will learn how
to strengthen your friendship, increase intimacy and
affection, work through conflict with greater ease,
create positive baby interactions, and ensure quality
involvement for both parents. The cost of this course
includes the Bringing Baby Home Workbook and
Item#:8140 | MW 1/4-1/25 Eiford |Online 6-8 p.m. FREE
Item#:8141 | TTh 2/2-2/18 Eiford | Online 6-8 p.m. FREE
Item#:8142 | MW 3/8-3/24 Eiford |Online 6-8 p.m. FREE

Comfort Techniques for Labor & Birth

This class is designed to provide pregnant women
and their partners with more information about
pain and coping, including: birthing techniques,
labor positions, comfort measures, and options for
back labor. Suggestions for partners providing labor
support are presented.
Item#:8050 | Thursday 2/4 Slocum | Online 6-8:30 p.m. FREE

Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond

Note: This class will consist of a pre-recorded lecture that will be accessible
to enrolled students to view on their own time prior to the class date listed.
The scheduled Q&A session will take place via Zoom.

Breastfeeding offers a baby an optimal start in life and
provides lifelong health benefits. Accurate information
and support are essential for a breastfeeding mother.
This course provides the basic information necessary
to initiate and sustain breastfeeding for as long as
desired. Topics covered will include: breastfeeding
resources, role of the support person(s), preparation
and getting started, responding to postpartum
challenges including mother-baby separation and
pumping, and answers to personal questions.
Item#: 8102 | Saturday 1/23 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE
Item#: 8101 | Saturday 2/20 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE
Item#: 8103 | Saturday 3/20 Follet | Online 10-11 a.m. FREE

Baby ‘N’ Me (1-7 months)

The early months of parenting are filled with
extremes: from sheer joy to incredible sleep
deprivation. This class offers a safe, inviting, relaxed
atmosphere where you can meet other parents/
caregivers, build relationships and find answers to
your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion
topics such as sleep patterns, infant development,
adjusting to parenting, games and songs, and
starting solids. Babies play in the same room while
you gain valuable support and current information
on raising a young infant.
Item#:8110 | Mondays 1/25-3/22 Read | Online 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE

Baby ‘N’ Me (8-12 months)

As your children transition from infancy, the parenting
issues you face change. This course provides a safe,
inviting, relaxed atmosphere where you can meet
other parents, build relationships and find answers to
your parenting questions. Adults choose discussion
topics such as emerging language, safety, nutrition,
and beginning discipline. Babies explore in the
same room and make new friends while you gain
valuable support and current information on raising
an older infant.
Item#:8115 | Wednesdays 1/27-3/17 Read | Online 2:30-4:30 p.m. FREE

Car Seat Safety Training

Lets Get You Signed Up For A Car Seat Safety Class

IMPORTANT:  Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 all training and classes will be held online.

Safe Start NW is a non-profit organization located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They offer free online safety classes that anyone can take—no matter where you are located. Families may be able to get a free pack & play and/or a car seat upon completion of a class.

Attention: The car seat classes reference the Idaho car seat laws and not Washington.

Upcoming Classes:

Car Seat Safety 101

January 5, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

Car Seat Safety 101

January 13, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.

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Girl Scouts Virtual Party

FUTURE GIRL SCOUT: You’re invited to try Girl Scouts at one of our upcoming parties.

These parties are a great opportunity to learn about what Girl Scouts of Western Washington has to offer. Come discover the importance of the inclusive environment of Girl Scouts where you can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be yourself! 

Bring a friend, make new ones, and have FUN: it’s all free!

Oct. 20 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Oct. 28 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30 PM

Nov. 14 – Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Nov. 17 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Oct. 21 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Oct. 24 – Saturday 10:00AM-11:00AM

Oct. 27 – Tuesday 5:30PM-6:30PM

Nov. 11 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Nov. 18 – Wednesday 3:30PM-4:30PM

Family Palooza Virtual Map!

Family Palooza is taking you on a resource & information
adventure right from the comfort of your home.

Family Palooza Interactive Resource and Activity Map is the place to find everything you need as a parent in one location. “Travel” around Skagit County to learn more about organizations that provide:

• Basic Needs: Food, clothing, housing and diapers

• Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Services, information & resources
for pregnant and postpartum women

• Family Support: Support and classes for parents and caregivers
• Health and Wellness: Information on health insurance & referral to providers

• Kindergarten readiness: Information on Kindergarten registration
and resources to prepare your child for elementary school

• Child Care/Early Learning: Info on childcare, playgroups & other resources

• Special Needs: Educational and therapeutic programs for children
with special needs and support programs for parents

• Family Fun: Local resources for events, activities
and businesses just for kids and their families
Explore the interactive map & you will have an opportunity
to win $10-250 in gift cards. After you have checked out the map, take the Palooza Map Survey and you will be entered to win. One entry per family.

ENGLISH: Family Palooza Resource and Activity Map – Survey

ESPAÑOL: Mapa de Recursos y Actividades – Encuesta