Looking Back at a Successful Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

Written by: Amanda Flatley, Project Program Manager An estimated 650+ community members attended this year’s King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall on November 18, 2019. A total of 22 state legislators and three county councilmembers attended. Also, one more state…

Observing Thanksgiving While Honoring Native People and a Thank You to Our Community

November is Native American Heritage Month Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, is a time to honor and celebrate the diverse art, culture, land, history and traditions of the first people. We acknowledge the immense contributions that Native people have given us and recognize that we need…

Community Members Speak Directly with Elected Officials on Behavioral Health

Guest Post by Amanda Flatley 23rd Annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum This November marks the 23rd annual Behavioral Health and Recovery Legislative Forum. This annual event is an opportunity for community members to speak directly with local, state and federal elected officials on issues related to behavioral health, learn more about what King County and…

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DCHS Duking It Out for a Good Cause

Welcome to the 2019 Employee Giving Season! Survey says, “The DCHS Family Feud is back for the third year!” Led by Kerry Wade, Project Program Manager at Best Starts for Kids, eight teams of fun and adventurous players will give their all in a heated battle against each other to win money for their favorite…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Vadis job booth

Transition Fairs provide connection and opportunity for youth with developmental disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pWHwFMrm8 This blog post was originally posted on KCEmployees.com School-to-Work Program The King County School-to-Work Program provides students with developmental disabilities the resources to plan a bright future after high school. The program is currently planning its 13th annual Transition Resource Fairs: two one-day conferences attended by families, teachers, local agencies, and potential employers intended to help students with…