Tribal Relations

Since Time Immemorial Early Learning Curriculum


  1. Tribal Leaders Congress Early Learning Tribal Sovereignty Lessons
  2. Curriculum Overview Letter for Families Template
  3. Word Cards – A River Lost (for use in all three lessons)

Lesson One – Who We Are

  1. Who We Are
  2. Lesson One Set-up
  3. Letter to Families – Lesson One
  4. First Read Example
  5. First Read Template

Lesson Two – House of Salmon

  1. House of Salmon
  2. Salmon Life Cycle Rocks
  3. Salmon Life Cycle Photos
  4. Letter to Families – Lesson Two
  5. Second Read Example
  6. Second Read Template

Lesson Three – Respecting Our House

  1. Respecting Our House
  2. Cedar Mat Weaving
  3. Letter to Families – Lesson Three
  4. One with the Watershed Excerpt
  5. Third Read Discussion Questions and Vocabulary Template


  1. Online Resources
  2. Since Time Immemorial Early Learning Map of Tribes of Washington
  3. Since Time Immemorial Book List
  4. OYATE Book Guide


  1. Since Time Immemorial Early Learning Curriculum Training Slides
  2. Bingo
  3. Bingo Answer Sheet

Fall Training Offerings

Register for CRI’s upcoming Trauma-Informed Courses

CRI training meet Evidence-Base criteria! see more details here

Fall represents a time for transformation. 

Join us for our upcoming webinars and transform your skills and perspective!

Challenging behaviors can be difficult, the skills to address them don’t have to be! Course 3: Trauma-Practitioners, teaches user-friendly skills to address the most challenging of behaviors, with confidence and compassion. *Course 1 is a pre-requisite for this course.

A dynamic two-part webinar course, Polyvagal Playbook presents strategies to cue safety, connection, and ease in your self and with others. Learn about the triune-nervous system, and our amazing adaptive breath and bodies.

Let us help you shape your community’s plan for moving to a trauma-informed and resilient community, one based on help, hope and healing in Course 4: Blueprint for Framing Your Community Initiative. *Course 1 is a pre-requisite for this course.

LIVE Zoom Webinars

Course 3: Trauma-Practitioners – Nov 10, 12, 17,19
Polyvagal Playbook Training – Nov 16 and 18
Course 4: Blueprint for Framing Your Community Initiative – Dec 1 and 3

All dates are 3 hours long, 9:00am – 12:00pm Pacific

$150 (plus Eventbrite fees) for 6-hour courses
$300 (plus fees) for 12-hour (4 dates) courses

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are available for Course 3 and Course 4.
*** Course 1 is a pre-requisite for Course 3 and 4.

Save the date!

June 23-24, 2021

For Community Resliense Initiative 6th Anual Conference

Equity Relief Funds for Nonprofits

$2 Million in Equity Relief Funds for Nonprofits Now Available — Application deadline 11/6

Philanthropy Northwest and the Washington State Department of Commerce have opened applications for $2 million in CARES Act relief funding focused exclusively on equity in Washington State. 

The WA Equity Relief Fund for Nonprofits will provide flexible, general operating support to nonprofits that are led by and serve BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities most impacted by the global pandemic. Payment sizes will range from $25,000 to $50,000. 

Applicationsclose on Friday, November 6 at 11:59 pm PDT.  Click here to apply.

Full announcement here, including details for two information sessions this week. 

Basic eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be Washington-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3)
  • Applicants must have provided services prior to March 2020; and are currently providing or plan to provide services through December 2020.
  • Applicants must have experienced a negative fiscal impact as a result of COVID-19.

Finalists will be notified of their relief payment by the first week of December 2020. Payment can be expected by mid-December. 

Click here to apply.

Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnant Women

The Science and Practice of Treating Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder

Monday, October 26, 2020

9 am to 11 pm Pacific Daylight Time

(will allow extra time for questions following training)
Virtual Via Zoom Web Based Conferencing

Candy Stockton, MD, FASAM will cover the science and best practices in treating pregnant women with Opioid Use Disorder and their infants and lead a case review and discussion. 


To register and attend this online training click on this link:  

We encourage you to register in advance of the webinar. You will  receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join on October 26th.  If you choose to register just before the session, please do so at least a few minutes before the start time.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 26, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

Register Here for Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WA Program for COVID Mental Health Support

Washington Listens is a new program providing nonclinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19.  Please share with your clients and networks!  Callers will be connected to a support specialist, and referred to community resources in their area.  The program is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.  

Virtual Meet & Greet!

Calling all professionals who work with children & families in Skagit County!

Please join us for our VIRTUAL Meet & Greet.  This is an opportunity to meet other people from family-serving organizations throughout Skagit County.  

The Meet & Greet is a structured event that will allow each participant to share a brief overview (2-3 minutes) of your organization and programs. 
Sharing will happen in Zoom breakout room that will rotate several times throughout the event to maximize sharing.  
There is no cost for this event, but please register so we can send you the Zoom link. 
Feel free to share with others!
 Register Now!
Because this is a structured event, please make sure to join the Zoom call right at 8:30!
The Children’s Council of Skagit County and United General #304 are very pleased to invite you to a Free PAINT TO LEARN “Train the Trainer” class via Zoom on Monday 9/28/20 9-11:00 a.m.!
Paint to Learn is an early math and family engagement program designed to increase the math readiness skills of children ages 2 to 5 by exploring everyday activities, like painting. The Paint to Learn curricula uses paint activities to explore shapes, numbers, and patterns to help young learners gain the skills needed to be Kindergarten ready in math!
Paint to Learn Train the Trainer will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools to share Paint to Learn through Light-Touch and In-Depth strategies:Light Touch: distributing info via electronic media/social platforms, newsletters, videos, and sharing with colleaguesIn Depth: sharing curricula remotely or in-person with Early Learning Professionals, hosting remote events with parents and caregivers, and sharing during home visits.
STARS and Clock Hours will be available!
Become a Paint to Learn Trained Facilitator Register Now (class limited to first 20).‌REGISTER
Intended Audience: Early Learning Professionals (Librarians, Home Visitors, Child Care Providers, etc.), STEM Advocates, and anyone who is interested in helping children be Kindergarten ready!
Provided Free to Attendees: After attending this class we will mail you a hard-copy set of curricula (Shapes, Patterns, and Numbers) along with the corresponding storybooks (I Have a Paintbrush, It Looked Like Spilt Milk, and Round is a Tortilla). Please make sure to register with your current mailing address!
Expected Commitment: We will conduct a survey by December 15, 2020 regarding the number of Light-Touch and In-Depth contacts you have been able to make. Sharing with colleagues, email sharing, and sharing remotely or in-person are all acceptable during this pandemic. We just want to encourage you to share information about this exciting program!

Sponsored By: Children’s Council of Skagit County and Funded By: Washington STEM

IRETA Free Webinar

When Helping Hurts: Understanding the Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), also referred to as Compassion Fatigue is defined as the indirect exposure to difficult, disturbing, and/or traumatic images and stories of the suffering of others. Now, the fight against two global pandemics plaguing this country: health and systemic racism is amplifying all the factors that lead to compassion fatigue. These pandemics demand an increased need for front line and direct response workers to fulfill the medical, mental, and social health needs of the families and communities impacted. When Helping Hurts: Understanding the Impact of Secondary Traumatic Stress training is an overview designed to bring awareness to the systematic impact of STS, offer a safe space for helping and healthcare professionals to learn strategies for managing STS and also to assist our front line workers in providing from a full well of compassion rejuvenation.

During this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Identify the signs and contributing factors to compassion satisfaction and secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue and burn-out.
  • Identify and implement the parallel process of healthy boundary setting and self-advocacy from staff to student, practitioner to client or caregiver to loved one.
  • Identify and implement strategies for managing themselves in highly emotional charged interactions with clients and/or loved ones.
  • Incorporate Trauma informed top down and bottom up practices (Cognitive Processing, Grounding, Deep Breathing/Relaxation and Mindfulness exercises) in their daily regimen

Presenter: Sharise Nance (also known as the Compassion Fatigue Lady) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Adjunct Professor, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Author. She is the co-owner and founder of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC outpatient mental health services and founder of Vitamin C Healing, LLC an organization designed to promote life balance, satisfaction, and fulfillment among those throughout the helping profession and beyond.

$0 fee to register! Set up an account with IRETA to register today!

CSEC Community Training

CSEC stands for “Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.”

Skagit DVSAS serves this population through agency support programs and works to prevent further CSEC in the Skagit community. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic brought an increase in interpersonal violence of all kinds, so it is more important than ever that Skagit residents are educated about types of abuse and are well-versed in response options, especially for vulnerable populations.

Many community members ask us, “What can I do?”

The best intervention tool you can possess is education and knowledge. Having the right information to properly be able to identify CSEC and connect survivors to appropriate resources is a vital skill. By learning together as a community, preventing CSEC is possible.

Event Details:

  • Held virtually via Zoom, this free 2-hour training will help provide the foundation for the what, who, how and why of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the ways to respond.
  • Participants will leave understanding the current relevant state & federal law, will practice and consider approaches to supporting these youth, and will be provided with a list of community resources.

Your presenters for this training are:

Miranda Morris CSEC/SART Task Force Coordinator; Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS), Sexual Assault Services Coordinator.

Bethany Sparkle, CSEC Task Force Member Skagit Valley Family YMCA, MV Hope Coalition Coordinator

This training has been tailored for community members with zero to very little prior education surrounding CSEC. We are requesting that organizations limit attendance to 2 participants per training. If you would like to arrange a provider training please contact Skagit DVSAS.