New COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations: How Do These Affect Schools?

Public Health – Seattle & King County is taking proactive steps to protect the health of our community by making recommendations that are meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the number of people infected. We understand these actions will have a tremendous impact on the lives…

Join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise Levy Oversight Committee!

Crossposted from Seattle Department of Education & Early Learning The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) seeks three new volunteers to join the Families, Education, Preschool and Promise (FEPP) Levy Oversight Committee (LOC). The FEPP Levy is a seven-year, $619 million dollar investment in Seattle’s youth approved by voters in November 2018. The…

Additional Marijuana and Vaping Resources

Community partners and providers working in school-based health may be interested in the following resources: Youth Empowerment Policy Systems & Environment Prevention Mini-grants Access to these resources can be provided by contacting Erin James with King County’s Department of Community and Human Services: Youth leadership toolkits for adults who work with youth clubs and prevention groups Marijuana…

Feeling “Ghosted” No More

Crossposted from Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools New educational theatre production helps bring the mental health challenges that many young people deal with out into the open. Note from the editor: Ghosted will be presented at the following King County Schools in Fall/Winter 2019: Rainier Beach High School (Seattle) – November 6-7, 2019 Franklin High School…

Fentanyl Warning Materials

Public Health – Seattle & King County has created materials to raise awareness about the recent increase in overdose believed to be linked to fake opioid pills containing fentanyl, including: Posters that can be displayed in settings frequented by persons potentially at risk Postcards that can be distributed to persons potentially at risk Information for…