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NSYFC Community Training and Upcoming Events

Here you will find upcoming training options and public events that are coming soon.

Coming Soon

Introduction to Mindfulness

When:    February 10, 2020, 4:00-6:00 PM (Rescheduled)
Where: North Sound BH-ASO
Cost:  Free
Agenda:  Click here for the flyer (PDF).

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being? This workshop will give you an introduction to mindfulness practices.

Free to Youth, Families and System Partners of children who have been served by the behavioral health system.Light dinner will be provided.

Please see the event PDF Flyer for more information.

The Science of Gender

When:    March 9, 2020, 4:00-6:00 PM
Where: North Sound BH-ASO
Cost:  Free
Agenda:  Click here for the flyer (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: We have been taught that gender is a product of culture and that we learn how to behave consistently with our sexual anatomy. Science is helping us understand that gender is much more complex than that and has a great deal to do with fetal development. This is a fascinating presentation sure to expand your knowledge and help you understand the world of transgender people in your life. You will never think about gender the same way again.

Free to Youth, Families, & System Partners involved with the child/youth behavioral health system. Childcare and transportation assistance available. Call: (360) 416-7013.

Saying It Out Loud Conference

When:    Thursday May 28, 2020
Where: Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Cost:  $50 (Early Bird) / $75 After April 24
Agenda:  Click here for the flyer (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: The Saying It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. The conference strives to provide space to educate and share knowledge with attendees to better serve and support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Dialogue is encouraged across all topics that touch and impact individuals including understanding how difference with regards to gender identity and sexuality impact overall behavioral and physical health, self-determination and well-being.

All are welcome. Attendees in the past have included professionals from many areas such as behavioral health (mental health and substance use) across all ages and populations, non-profit agencies who serve LGBTQ+ individuals and families, child welfare, education, criminal justice, etc.

Questions? Please email, or visit

Other Events

Spring Parent Leadership Training Institute

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) is a free, civic engagement course that teaches parents and community members to become leaders in their schools and communities. The Institute's classes are held twice a week at Everett Community College. The PLTI is a Project-Based class, so each student develops a community project during the course. Applications are open now!! Classes start on February 22nd!

Classes are held twice a week:
Tuesdays from 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Institute begins on Saturday, February 22, 2020
PLTI will end on Saturday, May 16, 2020

If you are part of PLTI, your children are eligible to participate at the same time in the new, free Children's Leadership Program for ages 3-12.

National Survey of Support Family Members and Adult Allies Provide to Young People During Their Transition Years

This survey will document the support that family members, parents, and adult allies provide for young people with behavioral health needs during the transition years, defined here as 16 to 25 years old. The information provided will help youth- and family-run organizations, policy makers, and service providers better understand and respond to the needs and preferences of young adults and their families.

This survey is intended for particiants who are:

  1. Family members or other adult allies who provide support to young adults with behavioral health challenges during their transition years, from 16 to 25 years old, OR
  2. Young adults who are currently at least 18 years old who experienced behavioral health challenges during their transition years and receive or have received support from a family member or other ally.

The survey is voluntary and confidential (PDF) . It will take about 25 minutes to complete.

Training Archives

Washington ACEs and Reliance Community of Practice Event

 November 18, 2019
Where:Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W College Ave, Spokane WA 99201

Black & Brown Male Summit - 10th Annual Celebration

 November 15-17, 2019
Where: Highline College, Des Moines, WA 98198

“Fill Your Cup – Don’t Run on Empty”

 October 18 - 20, 2019
Where: Yakima Oxford Suites, 1701 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901

Children's Behavioral Health Summit

 May 6, 2019, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Click for Details (PDF)
Where: Hilton Garden Inn 401 E. Yakima Ave. Yakima WA

Powerful Partnership, Health Community

 May 2, 2019, 4-6 P.M. Click for Details (PDF)
Where: The North Sound BHO