Local News and Resources
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Foundations and Self Awareness of Social Development
February 20, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Seattle
This introspective workshop from School’s Out Washington is designed to support youth workers with their own ongoing social development. Participants will explore their personal identity, strengths, and values in social and professional settings, and how these influence their approach to communication, teamwork, responsibility, and leadership. Refer to their site for more information.
Navigating Overwhelm with The Trauma Stewardship Institute
February 25, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Seattle
Join Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, for a tactically-focused training on how to sustain ourselves amidst overwhelming times. She has been involved in front-line trauma work and in educating about issues surrounding systematic oppression and structural supremacy for over three decades. Participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome to attend. Find more information and event registration details here.
February 29, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Auburn
For community based organizations and educators who work in Auburn, check out this professional development opportunity with Generation Wellness. Hosted by Cascade Middle School in the Auburn School District, this event will address how stress, trauma, and declining attention spans drastically impact learning, retention, and reaching our fullest potential. Generation Wellness equips K-12 educators with simple activities and innovative interventions that promote learning, teaching, and thriving in classrooms around the world.
Mindful Educator Retreat
February 29, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Seattle
Space Between is hosting a day-long mindfulness retreat for educators working with K-12 youth at Rainier Arts Center. The session will focus on self-care, self-awareness and mindfulness tools to use for yourself and with your students. Check out their calendar for more info.
6th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief
March 4, 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Seattle
Safe Crossings Foundation invites you to attend the 6th Annual Northwest Conference on Childhood Grief at Seattle University. This is an opportunity for those who work with children to come together for networking, sharing stories, and learning the newest techniques in helping children cope with grief and loss. See their registration page for more details.
Substance Abuse: Signs and Symptoms
March 13, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Renton
This Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) training will help participants develop an understanding of signs and symptoms to look for in students that are under the influence, learn about the impact of drugs on the human body, and review skills for approaching impaired students. Registration ends March 11th. Find out more information here.
Unreached: New book on How to Engage With Families
Engaging the whole child across the whole day includes connecting with families in genuine and meaningful ways. Trise Moore, whose work with families and communities has been recognized nationally and who most recently worked with Federal Way Public Schools, has authored a new book. To download Chapter 1 of Moore’s new book, Unreached: What Every Educator Wants to Know About Engaging Families for Equity and Student Achievement, or to purchase a copy, click here.
Creating Paths for Change: Understanding Student Disengagement and Reengagement
Check out this new report by Road Map Project partners at the University of Washington School of Social Work, Seattle Education Access, and Community Center for Education Results. It is focused on understanding student disengagement and reengagement. Creating Paths for Change amplifies the voices of young people that are sharing what led them to disengage from high school and offering insights on how to help them on their way to postsecondary success.
Inside YDEKC: Living Into Our Beliefs About Racial Equity
How has your organization taken a stand on racial equity? At YDEKC we are on a journey to bring our organizational belief statements to life. Because we are committed to building a society where race is not a predictor of one’s success, we also understand that we must address racism and racial inequities in our own organizations and institutions. At the same time, we must also work for the policies, programs, and systems in the youth development and education sectors that will lead to optimum outcomes for all. Read our Executive Director Jessica Werner’s recent post for a glimpse into how we’re engaging in this work.