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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!

Parenting
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Mental Health
Promotion Classes
Professional Education
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Health & Safety
Classes

Parenting Classes

A Program for Parents of Preschoolers

WHEN: Mondays and Thursdays 6 pm – 7:30 pm, starting April 11 through May 26. This session is in English.

WHERE: Online via Zoom

AUDIENCE: Parents and caregivers of children ages 1-4

COST: Free

CONTACT: Kristy Southard
Kristy.Southard@UnitedGeneral.org
Ph. 360-854-7168

REGISTER HERE

Parenting is both rewarding and challenging!  The Incredible Years program works over 14 weeks to develop the knowledge and skills for parents to bring out the best in their kids and family!

In the Parents and Toddlers Basic Program, parents learn how to:

  • Help their toddlers feel loved and secure
  • Encourage their toddler’s language, social, and emotional development.
  • Establish clear and predictable routines.
  • Handle separations and reunions.
  • Use positive discipline to manage misbehavior.

For more information on Incredible Years®, visit IncredibleYears.com

Strengthening Families Program

For parents/caregivers and their kids aged 10-14

WHEN: Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8 pm
April 13 – May 18

WHERE: Concrete Elementary School
7838 S. Superior Ave
Concrete, WA 98237

AUDIENCE: Parents & caregivers with kids aged 10-14 years

COST: Free

CONTACT: Marlena White
Marlena.White@UnitedGeneral.org
360.854.7179

REGISTER HERE

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

Weekly Schedule:

  • 5:30-6 pm: Dinner (provided free through the Strengthening Families Program)
  • 6 – 7 pm: Youth and Adult group sessions
  • 7 – 8 pm: Family session

Mental Health Promotion Classes

Mental Health First Aid

WHEN:

  • Monday, May 23rd | 9am-3pm

  • Thursday, June 23rd | 9am-3pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Community members 18+

COST: $29*

register here

*We believe cost should not be a barrier to this lifesaving course. Full or partial scholarships may be available. Please click here to apply for a scholarship.

Mental Health First Aid is a course for adults to learn when and how to help someone in need. Learn the five-step action plan for reaching out and supporting individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. This includes developing an understanding of what different mental illnesses and disorders are, and that individuals experiencing challenges can, and do, get better. Courses are offered online and are 6 hours in length. There will be pre-work assigned 2 weeks before the training date, it equates to about 2-hours of work.

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. 

Questions?

Contact: Jaelyn Vallely

Community Suicide Prevention Trainings (QPR)

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 6th | 9am-10:30am
  • Thursday, May 12th | 6pm-7:30pm
  • Monday, May 16th | 12pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 25th | 10am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, June 1st | 9am-10:30am
  • Monday, June 6th | 11am-12:30pm
  • Thursday, June 16th | 2pm-3:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 21st | 10am-11:30am
  • Thursday, June 30th | 9am-10:30am
  • Saturday, July 9th | 10am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, July 12th | 12pm-1:30pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone aged 16+

COST: Free

Register here

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. Held over Zoom, this 90-minute free training talks about suicide myths and facts, warning signs for suicide, and how you can apply hope to save a life.

Questions?

Contact: Jaelyn Vallely

Professional Education Classes & Events

Farm to School Educator Workshops

Choose one workshop for $60, or both for $100!

Kitchen Classroom Workshop

WHEN: Sat., April 23 |
9 am – 3 pm

WHERE: Concrete Farm to School Classroom
Portable C
7837 S. Superior Ave
Concrete, WA 98237

AUDIENCE: Northwest Washington professionals or volunteers currently working with or planning Farm to School, garden, or cooking programs for grades k-6.

COST: $60* (or $100 for both workshops)

*The value of this workshop is $60. If this fee poses a barrier, we ask for a minimum payment of $25 to cover materials, with an option to pay more on a sliding scale basis

Come experience how we plan, coordinate, and implement cooking classes with k-6 students in Concrete! This training demystifies the components of a successful cooking class in a hands-on manner. Topics covered include:

  • Structuring successful cooking lessons
  • Recipe adaptations
  • Safety and behavior management in the kitchen

Garden Education Workshop

WHEN: Sat., May 21 |
9 am – 3 pm

WHERE: Concrete Farm to School Classroom
Portable C
7837 S. Superior Ave
Concrete, WA 98237

AUDIENCE: Northwest Washington professionals or volunteers currently working with or planning Farm to School, garden, or cooking programs for grades k-6.

COST: $60* (or $100 for both workshops)

*The value of this workshop is $60. If this fee poses a barrier, we ask for a minimum payment of $25 to cover materials, with an option to pay more on a sliding scale basis

This training is all about best practices and practical strategies for implementing garden lessons with k-12 students. You will explore the elementary garden and secondary mini-farm, experience lesson structures, and explore topics such as:

  • Behavior management in garden spaces
  • Integrating academic standards
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the garden
REGISTER HERE FOR ALL WORKSHOPS

Note: Workshop fees are non-refundable. If you cannot be there on the day of the class, someone else can go in your place. Please notify us if this is the case.

Contact: Rachel at Rachel.Muia@UnitedGeneral.org or (360) 854-7171

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 Jaelyn Vallely at Jaelyn.Vallely@UnitedGeneral.org or 360.854.7150

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 Jaelyn Vallely at Jaelyn.Vallely@UnitedGeneral.org or 360.854.7150

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! See this flyer for costs and more information, then complete the interest form.

Interest Form for Organizations

Questions?

Contact: Kristy Southard

Health & Safety Classes