Register Now for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute

Join NAEYC and nearly 2,000 early childhood education professionals for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute, taking place from June 12-15 at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, OH. Get excited about:
Unlimited in-person networking opportunities
200+ diverse sessions
The NAEYC Shop
Exhibit Hall fun
A rejuvenated and diverse city to explore
And much more!

Upcoming Events – Free Behavioral Health CE Training

Free Behavioral Health CE trainings in June! For behavioral health (BH) providers working with children and adolescents, organizations employing BH providers, and partners who work with these professionals anywhere in Washington state: North Sound ACH is hosting four free trainings in June 2022.
  • Trauma & Attachment in Children and Families  |  June 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information
  • Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents  |  June 9-10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More information
  • Trauma-informed CBT for Children & Adolescents  |  June 17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)  |  June 22-23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More information

Register here by May 26 to secure your spot! For more information, email

Perinatal Mental Health Management For Primary Care Providers


This training is designed for Physicians and allied health providers
including Pediatricians, Family Practice, OBGYN, midwives,
internists, etc who are interested in learning more about
implementing perinatal mental health screening and management.

Session 1: Implementing Screening in Practice, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:30pm – 8pm
Session 2: Pediatrics Northwest Presentation, Resources to Support Perinatal Mental Health & Well-Being
Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:30pm – 8pm
Perinatal Support (
Sponsored by:
United Way of Skagit through funding from DCYF Strengthening Families Washington
Help Me Grow Skagit Skagit Regional Health United General District 304

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

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- 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