Local News and Resources
Know of local resources geared towards strengthening adult strategies and practices that support social emotional skill development in young people? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hear Our Voices Podcast
Check out the first episode of the Hear Our Voices Podcast, a place for upper elementary school age students to share the stories and histories from their families and their communities. They focus on shining a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lens on topics that impact us all. In fact, the first episode, “Community,” includes interviews conducted at YDEKC’s Whole Child, Whole Day: A Social & Emotional Learning Symposium.
Sign Up for Advocacy Day 2020!
January 21, 2020, Olympia
Providers, youth, and stakeholders will be converging on January 21 at the Washington State Capitol to share with policymakers how expanded learning and other youth development programs make an impact on children and youth. Join us by registering here!
Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Communities
YDEKC Communication & Policy Coordinator Hikma Sherka has shared a blog post on the first session of YDEKC’s Racial Equity Series. This post highlights resources for supporting refugee and immigrant communities.
Youth Sports are Out of Reach for Too Many Kids and Teens in King County
A recent study, State of Play: Seattle-King County, analyzes the landscape of youth physical activity through sports, play, and outdoor recreation in King County and offers a snapshot of how well adults are serving youth through these activities with attention to race, location and income-based disparities. Findings include: access to physical activity is inequitably distributed in King County, as well as fields, facilities, and transportation are not meeting the demand to support equitable access.
School’s Out Washington Community Workshops Calendar
Look to SOWA’s workshop calendar for trainings near you. The menu includes a Structural Racism and Cultural Responsiveness Learning Series that starts in December 2019. If you are a community partner and your organization serves Seattle Public Schools students, you may be interested in the session on “Social Emotional Learning and Self-Care: Transforming Personal Practice to Better Serve Youth” on January 30 in Seattle.
Seattle Public School Professional Development Calendar
Seattle Public Schools offers free Professional Development workshops throughout the school year for community-based organization staff and volunteers as well as SPS staff and partners. Their offerings focus on strengthening several areas of work: Racial Equity & Cultural Responsiveness, Academic Curriculum & Instruction, School Community Partnerships, Inclusive & Welcoming Environments, and Social Emotional Learning & 21st Century Skills & Dispositions.
Networks for Life: Suicide Prevention Training
January 15, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Renton
Learn what you can do, in whatever role you have, to recognize signs and symptoms, create strategies to intervene, and increase physical, social, and emotional safety and support. For more information, please refer to the PSESD website.
Mindful Self-Compassion Class at the University of Washington
January 9, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (8-week course), Seattle
Offered by the UW’s Center for Child and Family Well-Being, this course helps participants develop the habits of being kinder to ourselves and others, and living with more ease and well-being in our daily life. The course begins January 9, and registration details can be found here.