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YDEKC’s Advocacy Hot Topics: Behavioral Health

September 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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YDEKC Members, please join us for our Advocacy Hot Topics event on Behavioral Health! YDEKC’s Advocacy Hot Topics series brings decision makers and our Members together to discuss the critical issues impacting children and youth in King County and across Washington state.

When: Wednesday, September 29, from 1:00-2:00 PM

Featured Guests

Representative Lisa Callan

Photo of Representative Lisa CallanRepresentative Lisa Callan serves the 5th Legislative district and brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the Washington Legislature, previously serving on the Issaquah School District Board. She has been active in various community groups and her experience in educational policy and systems thinking informs her work at the state legislature, including advocating for an education system that equitably supports each and every child, giving them their best opportunity for a successfully future. In addition, Representative Callan serves on the Children, Youth and Families Committee which focuses on an array of issues and services affecting children and families.

Representative Lauren Davis

Photo of Representative Lauren Davis

Representative Lauren Davis grew up in King County and is a proud product of the public school system. Her passion in early childhood education stemmed from her first teaching job at a Head Start program and after college, representative Davis spent several years in global development as a Fulbright Fellow in Ghana, West Africa, and a consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During this time, she was serving as a primary caregiver to her best friend, Ricky Garcia who was ill with untreated alcohol and opiate addiction. She decided to dedicate her time to fixing gaps in the system that nearly cost Ricky’s life and championed HB 1713 named “Ricky’s law.” In addition, she founded a start-up suicide prevention non-profit called Forefront, where she directed school and campus based mental health and suicide prevention programs, working directly with high schools across King County and colleges across the state. Representative Davis is a strong champion for mental health and addiction recovery, strengthening our schools, reforming the criminal justice system, and affordable housing.


YDEKC Members, please join us on September 29 as we discuss critical issues impacting the Behavioral Health sector. We encourage you to submit any questions and we will have time for a Q&A towards the end.

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September 29, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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