New Webinar Series:
Social Emotional Learning & Trauma in Schools

For school professionals only. This training provides up to 13.5 clock hours

Kids Mental Health Pierce County in collaboration with Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital’s YES Program is excited to announce our upcoming webinar series: Social Emotional Learning & Trauma in Schools. This webinar series is facilitated by Education and Behavioral Consultant, Tovah Denaro, MS.Ed. This series will go throughout the 2021-2022 school year with sessions occurring monthly. The series is open to all Pierce County school professionals.

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Facing the Growing Crisis in Children’s Mental Health

Action team MeetingIn 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.
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Girl Talk Youth Forum

Youth Engagement Services Tacoma (YES-Tacoma) is happy to announce we will be starting “Girl Talk Youth Forum” (GTYF).  GTYF is a free 4 week virtual 60- minute therapy group for Tacoma Public Schools middle and high school teen girls, providing a safe space to find and give support with other teens while discussing relevant topics that matter to you. Participants will be eligible to win a pair of Apple AirPods. Stay tuned for more summer supports from the YES Team. Sessions will start on Monday, July 27th so we encourage early registration.

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Looking for Mental Health Clinicians to Join Our Team!

The Youth Engagement Services (YES) Program is expanding into the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District! We are actively recruiting for 3 Mental Health Clinician-SW to join the YES Team. These positions will be working with students from Sumner-Bonney Lake to reduce disrupted learning due to behavioral health needs by providing Behavioral Health Navigation and Brief Intervention to SBLSD students.

Please share the position requisitions with anyone you think would be a good candidate:

Req:  99929 Mental Health Clinician-SW MB (I) 1.0 FTE Day Shift.

Req:  99930 Mental Health Clinician-SW MB (I) 1.0 FTE Day Shift

Req:  99931 Mental Health Clinician-SW MB (I) 1.0 FTE Day Shift

Teen Suicide Can Be Prevented

Podcast: September 27, 2021
‘Asking the Question’ Can Save Kids’ Lives
Series: Community Care Conversations with host Kim Bjorn
Host: Kim Bjorn, Clinical Director of Integration and Transformation, Care Continuum Network
Guest: Ashley Mangum, Program Manager, Kids Mental Health Pierce County

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.

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