Events and training

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 training courses are also open to system partners who have lived experience or want to learn more about the families they serve.

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 the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health training webpage to register and to see scheduled trainings.

Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State

Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State offers trainings ranging from 2 hours to one full day, tailored by request, and can include data presentations and workshops on girl-centered practices, implicit bias, trauma-informed care, de-escalation, and gender-responsive standards and assessment. 

Visit Justice for Girls Coalition website to review trainings and register.

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

Visit the NTTAC events webpage to see no cost webinars and register.

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, that are available to schools and other audiences.

Visit the NAMI Washington website for more information.

SAM Foundation

The SAM Foundation acts as a link to multiple organizations that provide suicide awareness and prevention training. All training programs are provided at no cost. 

Visit the SAM Foundation 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.