October 4, 2022: Youth and Family Behavioral Health Forum

The School Based Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention subcommittees of the Children Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup are hosting a forum for young people and/or parents and caregivers to share their opinions on school-based mental health supports in Washington.  It is being hosted in collaboration with the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and…

Mental Health Resources to Share with Parents/Caregivers

Seattle Children’s is offering the following class for families who are seeking mental and behavioral health services for children or youth under 18 and who are not familiar with the mental health system in Washington state. Please share with your networks and the parents/caregivers you serve. Learn more here. Finding Mental Health Care in Washington…

Best Starts Hosting Third Quarter Virtual Open House June 29 

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids is hosting a virtual Open House June 29 for BSK Champions, existing and potential community partners, to learn more about upcoming funding opportunities.  At Best Starts we recognize that to build programs that support thriving families, babies, children, and young people, we must build our work in…

Young people speaking up about mental health: George Olebar 

Crossposted from Best Starts Blog In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to share a story featuring a young person who is living through a disruptive pandemic and highlight upcoming events and resources to support your mental and emotional health beyond May.  Locally and nationally, young people are experiencing wide ranging impacts of…

Young people speaking up about mental health: Heena Vahora 

Crossposted from the Best Starts Blog May is Mental Health Awareness Month! we’re grateful to feature stories from young people this week who have been living through a disruptive pandemic and highlight upcoming events and resources to support your mental and emotional health beyond May. Locally and nationally, young people are experiencing wide ranging impacts…

May 25 from 6-8pm: Virtual Mental Health Supports Event

The South King Emotional Wellness League (SKEWL) is excited to have their virtual 1-1 mental health supports this month on May 25th from 6-8pm! Drop in to see a provider for free! Open to all community members, SKEWL’s providers are energy workers, Spanish speaking, BIPOC, Black men/women/femmes, LGBTQ competent and so much more! Click here…

WA DOH Accepting Applications for Behavioral Health Improvement Grants

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting applications for the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) Behavioral Health Improvement grant. They are awarding up to nine $90,000 10-month grants to improve access to and quality of behavioral health care and services in SBHCs serving K-12 students in Washington public schools, with a focus on…

Funding Opportunity: Behavioral Health Improvement in SBHCs RFA

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) anticipates posting a Request for Funding Applications (RFA) on May 16, 2022, to increase access to and quality of behavioral health care and services in school-based health centers (SBHCs). They expect to close the application period on June 15, 2022. The behavioral health SBHC grant program will award…

DOH Announces Upcoming RFP for SBHC Behavioral Health Care

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) expects to post a Request for Funding Applications (RFA) later this spring for school-based health centers (SBHCs) to improve access to behavioral health care. The behavioral health SBHC grant program will award $720,000 in grants to SBHCs in Washington to add, improve, or expand behavioral health care services…