Summer Camp Guidance

By: Best Starts for Kids With more blue skies and school activities beginning to wind down, many of us are thinking about summer activities for children and youth. Amidst COVID-19, we know that both parents and providers have been anxious to know what this summer will look like for our children. DOH recently released state-level…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…

We want social distancing, not social isolation

By: Best Starts for Kids Last week, we made a tough but clear decision to postpone our first Best Starts for Kids summit. In light of the coronavirus outbreak in King County, we are following Public Health’s recommendations to avoid large gatherings and practice “social distancing” – increasing the physical distance between people to help slow the spread of…

Best Starts for Kids Cancels Summit Announcement

By: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids Community Partners and Friends: We have decided to voluntarily postpone the Best Starts for Kids Summit scheduled to take place this Friday, March 6th. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiastic responses to our first Best Starts for Kids Summit. We were looking forward to hosting an incredible event, however…

DCHS Top Ten in 2019 Dashboard

2019 in Review: Our Top Highlights in Your District

View presentation in Prezi DCHS Top Highlights in 2019 WebDownload Looking Back at 2019 We are happy to have launched our review—by King County Council District—of our Top Highlights in 2019. The Department of Community and Human Services provides equitable opportunities for people to healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community. Our goal is to…

A Plan for Universal Developmental Screening

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. At Mursel’s 12-month doctor’s visit, his dad completed a short developmental screening questionnaire about different activities he was able to engage in. The doctor reviewed the questionnaire and determined that Mursel wasn’t meeting some of the expected milestones for his age. The doctor talked…