Taking in new information and learning different skills keeps people healthy over their lifetime. We continuously identify and offer new programs, trainings, and classes to meet the needs of our community—most at no or low cost to participants. We believe that an informed and empowered community is a healthier community!

Mental Health
Promotion Classes
Professional Education
Classes & Events
Health & Safety

Family Programs

WIC Breastfeeding Class

Classes in English:

  • September 21 @ 1 pm
  • October 19 @ 1 pm
  • November 16 @ 1 pm
  • December 21 @ 1 pm

Classes in Spanish:

  • 21 de septiembre a las 2:15
  • 19 de octubre a las 2:15
  • 16 de noviembre a las 2:15
  • 21 de diciembre a las 2:15

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Open to all pregnant people in Skagit County

COST: Free

You don’t have to be a “breastfeeding expert” to become a new parent, so we’ll help offer some information to get feeding off to a good start.
Learn about:

  • common concerns in the early days and how to overcome them
  • breastfeeding positions and tips for best latch
  • colostrum and how we make milk
  • hunger signals and other baby behaviors
  • how WIC staff can help

Breastfeeding is new to you and your baby and we are here for you to help you meet your breastfeeding goals.


Contact Sydney Costello
Email: Sydney.Costello@UnitedGeneral.org

Strengthening Families Program

for parents/caregivers and their 10-14 year old(s)

WHEN: Thursdays, October 5 – November 16, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Concrete Elementary Library | 7838 S. Superior Ave, Concrete 

AUDIENCE: Parents/Caregivers and their 10-14 year old(s)

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie at Stephanie.Morgareidge@UnitedGeneral.org or 360-854-7159

Dinner for the whole family is provided each week, free of charge!

Childcare for participating families with children under 10 may be provided if needed.

The Strengthening Families Program is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to strengthen parenting skills, build family strengths and bonds, and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. Get the tools, skills, and strategies to build stronger families in seven weeks!

Weekly Schedule:
Dinner from 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Separate Youth and Adult sessions from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Family Session from 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Bringing Baby Home

A Parenting and Relationship Program

This is a four-session workshop designed for both expecting and new parents.

Designed for both expecting and new parents, the Bringing Baby Home Program will give you skills and information to recognize and cope successfully with the normal stressors of becoming a family.

This program teaches couples how to:
• Increase friendship in their relationship
• Deal effectively with conflict
• Involve both partners in infant care and parenting
• Improve the quality of parent-child interaction
• Recognize the emotional needs of their child and each other

Learn more about Bringing Baby Home by visiting their website

Please complete this interest form for upcoming programs

Mental Health Promotion Classes

Mental Health First Aid

WHEN: In addition to the live class listed below, each attendee must complete 2 hours of online independent study prior to the class.

  • Monday, October 23 | 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch and course materials provided)

LOCATION: Burlington Public Library | 820 E. Washington Ave.

AUDIENCE: Community members 18+

COST: $35

Refund Policy:
Payment for Mental Health First Aid classes is non-refundable. If you cannot attend the in-person class on your scheduled date, please contact us as soon as possible. You may be able to reschedule to a future class or transfer your spot to another person. 

Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to assist someone in the community, a friend, or a family member who is experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Nonsuicidal self-injury
  • Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
  • Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
  • Reaction to a traumatic event

The hybrid course format allows you to learn the basics online at your own pace, and then attend a live online or in-person session with a certified facilitator to apply and practice your skills through role plays, scenarios, and activities. The in-depth nature of this course allows you to feel prepared and confident when applying these skills in a real-life situation.


Contact Elizabeth (Beth) Ruth
Email: Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org

*If you would like to attend the course and cost is a barrier, please email me to discuss scholarship opportunities.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention


  • Friday, August 4 | 9:30 – 11 am
  • Tuesday, September 12 | 11:30 am – 1 pm
  • Thursday, September 28 | 3 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, October 9 | 4 – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone age 16+

COST: Free

Three steps anyone can take to save a life from suicide.

In Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), participants develop the skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Similar to CPR, QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that provides lifesaving knowledge and steps to help someone in crisis. In QPR you learn:

  • Common myths and facts about suicide
  • Warning signs for suicide
  • How to ask someone directly if they are thinking about suicide
  • What you can do to support someone and get them the help they need


Contact Elizabeth (Beth) Ruth
Email: Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org

Professional Education Classes & Events

Motivational Interviewing Training

with Dr. Jonnae Tillman

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Friday, Sept 22 from 8 am – 4:30 p

WHERE: Cedarwood Center
2100 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: School staff, supervisors, service providers, parents/caregivers, and anyone who works one-on-one with clients.

COST: $20*

Lunch will be provided

Motivational Interviewing:

  • is a focused, goal-directed communication style.
  • has shown success in over 1,200 international research trials.
  • provides a new approach to sharing concerns and giving information.
  • reduces “ping-pong” conversations and frustration.
  • helps to bridge cultural differences.

In this training, participants will learn to:

  • Recognize barriers they unintentionally create in conversations.
  • Describe ways to reduce client resistance and disengagement.
  • Identify Change Talk in written and recorded examples.
  • List open-ended questions they can use in their work with clients.
  • Practice open-ended questions and Reflective Listening that evoke Change Talk.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the Spirit of M. I. in live practice.
  • Compare and contrast the impact of common “helping styles,” through small group and paired practice.
  • recognize the difference between affirmations and praise.

Workshop Leader, Dr. Jonnae Tillman, is in her 21st year as a trainer, researcher, and consultant in Motivational Interviewing. Jonnae is a former Clinical Director of Research at the University of Washington, where she provided M.I. training, supervision, and fidelity adherence.

For questions, contact Aide at Aide.Guevara@UnitedGeneral.org or 360-854-7172

Customized Mental Health First Aid training for your organization

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based trainings designed to teach skills needed to reach out and provide initial support to adults who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and connect them to the appropriate care. These courses are appropriate for anyone over the age of 18.

This training is available in an in-person 8 hour course, or a virtual/blended 4.5-5.5 hour course. Please complete the MHFA interest form and we will contact you to make arrangements and answer any questions you have

Questions? Contact Beth at Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org or 360.854.7155

Customized QPR suicide prevention training for your organization

Suicide is everybody’s business. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) teaches any adult (16+) how to support someone in crisis and get them to the help they need.  This free training talks about suicide myths and facts, warning signs for suicide, and how you can apply hope to save a life.

We can provide training virtually or in-person for your organization, with customized scenarios and Q & A sessions. Please complete our QPR Interest form and we will contact you to make arrangements and answer any questions you may have.

Questions? Contact Beth at Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org or 360.854.7155

CPR, AED & First Aid Training
for your organization

Does your organization need to renew its CPR, AED & First Aid training?

We can provide training at your facilities or at our training center, with flexible times to work around your schedule! Please complete the interest form to get started.


Contact Aide Guevara

Phone: 360-854-7172
Email: Aide.Guevara@UnitedGeneral.org

Health & Safety Classes

Overdose Response


  • Thursday, September 28 | 1 pm

  • Wednesday, October 11 | 3:30 pm

  • Friday, October 27 | 10 am

  • Tuesday, November 14 | 9 am

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone in Skagit County age 16+


Anyone who uses opioids, including prescriptions, can be at risk for an overdose. Learn the steps for recognizing and responding to an overdose, including how to deliver Narcan® (aka naloxone) the medication that reverses an opioid overdose. Our online class provides you with the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively in an overdose crisis and save a life. Information about how to get naloxone at no cost will also be provided. This 45-minute training covers:

  • Opioids 101
  • Risk factors for overdose
  • Recognizing an opioid overdose
  • Good Samaritan Law
  • Steps for responding to an overdose
  • How to give Narcan
  • Self-care for responders


Contact Elizabeth (Beth) Ruth
Email: Elizabeth.Ruth@UnitedGeneral.org

Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Classes


  • Wednesday, Oct 18 | 9 am – 1 pm |  Traditional in-person class
  • Thursday, Nov 2 | 1:30-3:30 pm or 4 – 6 pm | Blended Learning class
  • Friday, Nov 17 | 9 am – 1 pm |  Traditional in-person class

WHERE: Cedarwood Center | 2100 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: Community members age 12+ interested in learning, or updating their CPR, AED & First Aid training.

COST: Traditional full-length class (no online learning): $100 (a discounted price of $80 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Blended learning class: $80 (a discounted price of $55 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Save Lives with CPR

With a half-million cardiac arrests each year, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help save a life if a person’s breathing or heart stops. It’s not just for healthcare workers and emergency responders. In fact, CPR can double or triple the chance of survival when bystanders take action. The American Red Cross helps train you safely, effectively and confidently, so you’re prepared for the minutes that matter the most.

– American Red Cross

United General District 304 offers Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid classes to individuals, groups, and organizations in our community. Classes are led by our own American Red Cross-certified trainers.

Each class provides participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing, and other first-aid emergencies. After successfully completing a class, a certificate that satisfies most OSHA-mandated job requirements, workplace, and other regulatory requirements will be issued (certification lasts for two years).

Note: class size is limited to 12 people, and a minimum of four participants are required to hold a class.


Contact Stephanie Morgareidge
Email: Stephanie.Morgareidge@UnitedGeneral.org

Refund Policy:
Payment for CPR classes is non-refundable. If you cannot attend the in-person class on your scheduled date, please contact Stephanie at Stephanie.Morgareidge@UnitedGeneral.org as soon as possible. You may be able to reschedule to a future class or transfer your spot to another person. For blended learning classes, a transfer is possible only if you have NOT yet logged into the Red Cross online training platform. The required online portion of the class must be completed before the in-person class by the same person.

American Red Cross Certified

Babysitter’s Training Class

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 21 from 9 am – 3 pm (including lunch & breaks)

WHERE:  United General District 304, located at 2031A Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: This program is designed for, but not limited to, youth ages 11-15.

COST: $80 (a discounted price of $60 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

CONTACT: Stephanie at Stephanie.Morgareidge@UnitedGeneral.org

Trainer: Stephanie Morgareidge

Stephanie is a certified
American Red Cross trainer. She is also a mom and a Girl Scout troop leader!

This engaging American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course will provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Participants will receive a Babysitting Red Cross Certificate of Completion.

With lecture and class activities, these courses are engaging, informative and fun!  This in-person class takes place over 7 hours (including lunch and breaks), and covers 6 lessons:

LESSON 1: You’re the Boss: A Guide to Leadership
LESSON 2: The Business of Babysitting
LESSON 3: Safe and Sound on the Job
LESSON 4: Understanding Kids from 0 to 10
LESSON 5: From Feeding to Bedtime: Caring for Kids
LESSON 6: It’s an Emergency…Now What?

Earn your Girl Scout Cadette Babysitter Badge!

This course meets the requirements for earning the Girl Scout Babysitter badge. Complete the course as an individual, or arrange a group training for your entire Scout troop!