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…

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…

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…

Webinar March 7: Screening for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in School-Based Health Centers

Crossposted from the Washington School Based Health Alliance **This training is for both medical and mental health providers** The Washington School-Based Health Alliance, in partnership with Public Health-Seattle & King County, is pleased to host this upcoming webinar for the school-based health field in Washington.  Please join us! TOPIC:  Screening for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder…

Upcoming Webinar: Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19

In lieu of hosting in-person professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are partnering with the Washington School-Based Health Alliance to offer community of practice and training webinars for SBHCs statewide during school year 2020-21. WHEN:  Tuesday, January 12, 11am-noonTOPIC:  Case Study of Student-Led SBHC Start-Up During COVID-19 Join Public Health–Seattle & King County and the Washington School-Based Health…