Professional Development 1/23: Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnership

This past week, the Public Health–Seattle & King County School-Based Partnerships Program was grateful to host Anne Powell Arias from the Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) for a training on Communication and Feedback Practices to Strengthen SBHC Partnership. This was the second in a three part series (view the recording and materials from…

2023 Call to Action Series: Black, Indigenous and People of Color/Black Convening

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids The Call to Action Series: BIPOC/Black Convening’s goal is to bring Black therapists and peers together with stakeholders (agencies, universities, health clinics, etc.) to be part of a conversation to work collectively to create solutions addressing: Convening Information Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023Time:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm (PT) Place: Virtual (Zoom…

Invitation to participate in behavioral health inequities listening session

Crossposted from the King County Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) program With the Health Care Authority, the University of Washington Behavioral Health Institute is hosting provider listening sessions to gather information and opinions regarding inequities in behavioral health care. The information gathered from the listening sessions will help inform state-level policy recommendations that address…

King County Middle School Youth Share Their Experiences and Perspectives on Emotional Safety and Well-being at School

Between December 2021 and July 2022, King County Middle School youth shared their experiences and perspectives on emotional safety and well-being at school. Public Health–Seattle & King County partnered with Empowering Youth and Families Outreach, Communities in Schools of Federal Way-Highline, and Cardea to talk with young people who identify with groups who are disproportionately…

October 24: Youth Mental Health Town Hall with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Please RSVP here to attend: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/qdYkRCnaZn You are invited to attend a Youth Mental Health Town Hall in person, facilitated by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal with Seattle Children’s. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear from and engage with a diverse representation of panelists. This will be a conversation centered around youth and community voices in order to: *Proof…

Now accepting applications for the School-Based Health Centers Enhancement Grants RFA – apply by November 21!  

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids We are excited to share that the Best Starts for Kids School-Based Health Centers Enhancement Grants RFA request for applications (RFA) is now open! This funding opportunity closes on Monday, November 21 at 2PM, please submit your application by then.   Click here to view the full funding opportunity details and…

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…

Free Mental Health Institute Launches October 2022 for Credentialed Providers

Crossposted from the University of Washington (UW) SPIRIT Lab Through leadership at the SPIRIT Lab at UW, and collaboration with the Washington State Healthcare Authority (HCA) and the Center on Human Development and Disability, UW is launching a Mental Health Institute specifically for WA providers who have an AAC or an MHP-level DOH credential/license.  The…

Job posting: Social Worker LCSW, Ballard Teen Health Center, Seattle

Swedish is hiring a therapist / LCSW for the Ballard Teen Health Center at Ballard High School in Seattle. The LCSW is responsible for providing case coordination and a full range of social work services including psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, utilization management, therapeutic interventions, crisis intervention, referral and resource, within a high school setting. Read the…