Creating Authentic Relationships with Youth and Sharing Trauma-Informed Mindfulness (December 2018)

The Center for Child and Family Well-Being (based out of the University of Washington) will be hosting an upcoming lecture and workshop in December 2018 that may be of interest to school-based health staff. “Dr. Sam Himelstein, PhD will share perspectives on defining and sharing mindfulness in an innovative and relevant way for providers working with youth,…

Free Webinar Series – Using Trauma-informed care to identify and support at-risk students

Interested in learning more about how to apply a trauma-informed lens to working with and supporting at-risk students? Join this FREE four-part webinar series led by Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson, PhD, LCSW, LICSW, CSTOP. Webinars will be held during the months of April and May 2018 from noon-1pm Pacific Standard Time. April 10, 2018 – Recognizing…

Upcoming SPS Professional Development Opportunities

Seattle Public Schools’ Community Partnerships Program offers many useful professional development sessions. Registration is now open for their 2016-2017 second semester sessions. Register and get more information about the workshops here. A few trainings coming up may be of particular interest to school-based health providers and staff. These include: Building Positive School Culture: the Intersection…

Promoting a Safe School Climate

Have you read the recently released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results? (Check out our coverage of the results for sexual minority students.)  Many of the results we see could be mitigated through trauma-informed communities and practices in schools. And as many of our readers might know (oftentimes due to direct participation), in Washington State…