SELF-Leadership: A six-week online course

SELF-Leadership: A six-week online course   The Inner State of the Caregivers and Adults make all the difference.  Join this 6-week learning journey to take care of YOU!  Develop your own personal daily practice for self-care and grow your emotional intelligence.  Meet online with the community of practice, weekly, to share what you are learning and understand more about the Neurobiology ofYOU.  Bring home the teachings of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience through weekly lessons, guided daily mindfulness practices, and hourly awareness minutes. 

Weeks 1-3: Exercising our Stress Responses Less
Week 1: Training the Observer
Week 2: Accepting that I feel that way
Week 3: Activating the relaxation response  
Week 4-6: Exercising our Resilience and Whole Brain Intelligence More
Week 4 : Practicing the pivot from fear to love, from react to respond
Week 5: Expanding my Resilience and sense of Self
Week 6: Focusing my attention and thoughts on what I want to create 

Dates: Tuesdays October 22 to November 26.
Time: 5:00-6:15 PM PST
Cost: $100
Instructor and Facilitator: Teresa Posakony For more information and to register:

Parenting Education at Brigid Collins

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Parenting Academy’s new 2019-2020 Seminar Schedule is out! 
Tell your clients, friends and family about the new Parenting Academy Seminars being offered this Thursday and every third Thursday of the month. Seminars are a good entry point for families who want to try out a 2 hour parenting program at Brigid Collins. These seminars are offered in the evenings.

Argus Fund Fundraising Luncheon – November 15th

The Argus Fund Fundraising Luncheon will be on Friday, November 15th from 11:30 am – 1 pm, with the raffle starting at 12:30 pm.  Attached is a flyer for the Luncheon.  The lunch will be held again at Skagit Publishing on 1215 Anderson Road in Mt Vernon.  Tickets ($12.20) may be purchased online at or at the door the day of the event.

Webinar – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Addressing Models of Care that Support Mother and Baby

NAS: Addressing Models of Care that Support Mother and Baby

Presented by:

  • Jessamyn Ressler-Maerlender, MPH, CPXP

Contact hours:

1.5 contact hours are available for this activity through January 15, 2022.


This session focuses on strategies for supporting mothers, babies, and families affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome and opioid use. Using case studies and discussion, participants will be able to identify improved models of care and their impact on patient experience, trauma-informed care, and transition to home.


  1. Explore new models of care for infants suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  2. Compare and contrast these new approaches with the traditional care provided to these infants
  3. Identify specific strategies for supporting the opioid exposed mother and baby during the hospital experience and beyond
  4. Repudiate common myths with facts about opioid addiction and recovery
  5. Discuss incorporating new approaches into your own practice, unit and institution

Please follow the steps on the attached PDF to access the free Webinar training. 

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Employment Opportunity

NW Regional Council Receptionist/ Administrative Aide

2019 TEN-STEP HOURLY RANGE: $17.62 – $23.00, DOQ

JOB SUMMARY: The Northwest Regional Council funds and/or provides community-based programs to help elders, people with disabilities, and people living with behavioral health disorders live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care. In addition, the agency serves as the Medicaid Transportation Broker for Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. The brokerage authorizes and arranges non- emergency transportation for all people eligible for Medicaid who have no other means of transportation to covered medical services.

The Receptionist/Administrative Aide position (one of two) provides phone receptionist duties in- person for the Bellingham and remotely for the Burlington Northwest Regional Council Offices. These two positions greet customers in the Bellingham office, answer routine questions about programs/resources available, and direct inquiries to appropriate staff/unit. Administrative support duties include managing the Bellingham office supply inventory and providing clerical support to agency staff. The Receptionist/Administrative Aide accepts applications for Medicaid Transportation Brokerage services, verifying accuracy of documentation and releases passes, per established procedures.

Assures strict confidentiality of staff, client, and provider information. Works in a team approach with other administrative support staff to assure appropriate coordination and back-up support in both Bellingham and Burlington offices.

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