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.
$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.
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)
Washington Listensis 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.
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!
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).
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
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.
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.
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.