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Understanding Teen Dating Violence

Jun 25, 2024 2:00 PM Join Kids Mental Health Pierce County and YWCA Youth Advocate for the June Webinar! Teachers, coaches, school personnel, youth leaders, and other youth-serving professionals play an important role in preventing teen dating violence. In this webinar, we will talk about the risk factors and warning signs of teen dating violence, how to talk to teens about relationships, and the youth worker’s role in promoting healthy teen relationships.

Facing the Growing Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

In October 2018, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Pierce County Police Chiefs Association, Tacoma School District and HopeSparks convened a Children’s Mental Health Summit. 70-plus leaders and front-line staff – spanning emergency services, law enforcement, mental health, juvenile justice, crisis services, emergency medicine, primary care, education, and social services – came together to define the barriers and begin to identify a common agenda to improve child and adolescent mental health services.

Key summit themes:

      • Agencies across the board have the will to improve. There is tremendous energy to build a collaborative solution and engage in collective action.
      • A formal collaborative effort is needed to bring partners together around a common vision and agenda.
      • Partners share a keen focus on equity as a value and common goal.

About Us – Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County

Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC) was first created to identify and address needs and barriers to accessing pediatric behavioral health care. Today, KMHPC includes 800 members representing over 60 community agencies and stakeholders.


Pierce County School-Based Mental Health Summit
October 24, 2023

Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis
Supporting the mental health of children and youth will require a whole-of-society effort to address longstanding challenges, strengthen the resilience of young people, support their families and communities, and mitigate the pandemic’s mental health impacts.

Pierce County Road Map to Youth Mental Health Services.pdf


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