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…

Young people speaking up about mental health: Adar Abdi

Crossposted from Best Starts for Kids To honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month, we are featuring a story from a young person who explores the impacts of mental health challenges and the public health crisis of systemic racism.   Across our region and country, young people are navigating the ramifications of racism and the pandemic that…

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…