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Resources to help communicate about events in Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine evolves, adults and children alike may have strong responses; news of war can easily generate fear, anger, worry, and a host of other emotions. Please see below for a selection of resources that may be helpful to your networks as they help youth understand and process the ongoing conflict in developmentally appropriate ways. These resources were compiled by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health.

13 Reasons Why resources

Early childhood mental health promotion program opportunity - Vroom

The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering free “starter sets” of VroomTM print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board crisis text line social media posts released

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE project has released new and updated materials for the Crisis Text Line and #WeNeed

Trauma Informed Approach Resources for Prevention Providers

Just announced:  "Trauma-Informed Approaches in Prevention" webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  2:00-3:30pm.
Visit for more information. 

Suicide Prevention Month Communication Toolkit

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The Health Care Authority Suicide Prevention Month Communication toolkit outlines the key themes, takeaways, and messages that any Washington State agency or partner organization can use to raise awareness of resources and help available to those who are struggling.

Invitation to apply for the Partnership Access Line (PAL) for Schools Telepsychiatry Consultation Pilot Program

The University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital will implement a two-year pilot of school staff mental health education, and telephone and televideo psychiatric consultations for students at middle, junior and high schools in in two Washington school districts. Pilot duration will be during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

Purpose: To provide (1) professional learning opportunities for school staff and (2) telehealth consultations that serve as one strategy among the school’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
for behavioral and mental health.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, Sept. 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week, and Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.