Events and training

2022 SUD Family Navigator Training

Washington State Community Connectors (WSCC) will offer Substance Use Disorder Family Navigator Training.

This full 16-hour training is led by family members with lived experience for parents, caregivers, and/or family members who are interested in learning how to support their loved ones with substance use disorder. These trainings are also open to system partners who have lived experience or want to learn more about the families they serve.

Multiple trainings are being offered February through June 2022. Visit the WSCC website to learn more and register.

Apple Health DC:0-5™ training

This free training is for Apple Health (Medicaid) providers, advocates and community members who serve, and support children and families enrolled in Apple Health.

Visit our Apple Health DC:0-5™ training webpage to register and to see scheduled trainings.   

Free behavioral health continued education opportunities

North Sound Accountable Community of Health (ACH) is hosting these free full-day trainings in June 2022:

  • Trauma & Attachment in Children and Families (June 3)
  • Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (June 9-10)
  • Trauma-informed CBT for Children and Adolescents (June 17)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (June 22-23)

 All trainings are board accredited for the following licensed providers in Washington state: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Physicians, and Psychiatrists.

For more information, visit the Southwest Washington ACH website.

National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)

National Training and Technical Assistance Center for child, youth, and family mental health (NTTAC) is a SAMHSA-funded initiative to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for young people (ages 0-21) and their families.

NTTAC supports professionals and advocates across child, youth, and family service settings, with a special emphasis on the System of Care principles of:

  • Youth guided
  • Family driven
  • Advancing equity

To view upcoming webinars - all free - and register for them, visit the NTTAC events webpage.

Upcoming events

  • Consult the Clinician Team office hours: this is an open forum opportunity to ask the mental health clinicians on the NTTAC Clinical Practice Transformation Teams questions about topics related to children’s, youth, and family mental health.
    • Thursday, May 19
      11 a.m. to noon
  • Community of practice: Upstream Transition Partnerships: Strengthening the Continuum of Care from Early Childhood Through Graduation and Beyond
    • Multiple trainings are being offered April through May 2022.
  • The family exchange: A peer networking group for family leaders who foster and support family engagement
    • Multiple trainings are being offered April through August 2022.

Peer-led education and support programs

NAMI Washington offers free classes and support programs for individuals affected by serious mental illness and their families, as well as presentations, such as Ending the Silence, that are available to schools and other audiences.

Visit the NAMI Washington website for more information.

Trauma-informed approach (TIA)

These free, online courses on trauma-informed approach for staff, supervisors, and agency leaders are now available in English and Spanish.

Register for TIA training.