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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!

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Parenting Classes

Bringing Baby Home

A Parenting and Relationship Program

WHEN: This is a four evening workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 6,13,20 & 27 | 6 pm – 9 pm

WHERE:
Children’s Museum of Skagit County
432 Fashion Way, Burlington, WA 98233

AUDIENCE: Designed for both expecting and new parents

COST: $70 per couple. Reduced fees of $40 for couples with Apple Health or WIC, $15 for couples with TANF.

CONTACT: Janna Uffelman
jannau@co.skagit.wa.us
360-770-7743

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

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.
Register by Sunday, Oct. 2

Register here

This class is offered by the following members of the Help Me Grow Skagit network

Strengthening Families Program

For parents/caregivers and their kids aged 10-14

WHEN: This is a 6 class program taking place from 6 – 8:30 pm Tuesdays from August 23 – September 27

WHERE: The Landing
2136 SR 20, Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: Parents/Caregivers of youth age 10-14, and their pre-teens

COST: Free

CONTACT: Alicia Guildner
Alicia.Guildner@UnitedGeneral.org
360-854-7174

REGISTER HERE

Get the tools, skills, and strategies to build stronger families in six weeks!
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. Dinner is included for all family members each week, and families will receive resources packs valued at $50 each at the completion of the program!

 

Mental Health Promotion Classes

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 30 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone aged 16+

COST: Free

Register here

Suicide prevention is important every day of the year. National Suicide Prevention Week – September 4-10 gives us an opportunity to shine a special light on this topic that affects us all, and send a clear, hopeful message that help is available, and suicide can be prevented.

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

Questions?

Contact: Elizabeth Ruth

Professional Education Classes & Events

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

Interest Form for Organizations

Questions?

Contact: Aide Guevara

Health & Safety Classes

Overdose Response

WHEN:

  • Thursday, Sept 29 @ 4:30pm
  • Friday, Oct 7 @ 10am
  • Monday, Oct 24 @ 12pm
  • Wednesday, Nov 2 @ 5pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone in Skagit County age 16+

COST: FREE

register here

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

Questions?

Contact: Elizabeth Ruth

WIC Breastfeeding Class

Classes in English:

  • September 15 @ 1 pm
  • October 20 @ 1 pm

Classes in Spanish:

  • Septiembre 15 @ 2:15 pm
  • Octubre 20 @ 2:15 pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Open to all pregnant people in Skagit County

COST: Free

register here

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:

  • how WIC staff can help
  • 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

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

Questions?

Contact: Sydney Costello

Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Classes

BLENDED LEARNING CLASSES:

  • Fri., Oct 7 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm 
  • Sun., Oct 23 from 12 – 2 pm 
  • Sun., Oct 23 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm 

TRADITIONAL FULL-LENGTH CLASS
(no online learning)

  • Sat., Dec 3 from 9 am – 1 pm 
rEGISTER FOR traditional CLASS (discounted PRICE*)

WHERE: The hospital campus in Sedro-Woolley

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

*COST:
Blended learning classes: $75 (a discounted price of $50 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Traditional full-length class (no online learning): $95 (a discounted price of $75 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Save Lives with CPR

United General District 304 offers Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid classes to individuals, groups, and organizations in our community.

Trainings are led by our own American Red Cross certified trainer, Stephanie Morgareidge. The “blended learning” course consists of an online portion to be completed at your own pace prior to the in-person class, followed by a 2-hour hands-on practice. The traditional in-person class is 7 hours long, and does not include an online component.  Covid precautions are in place, and class size is limited to 5 people.

Refund Policy:
Payment for CPR classes is non-refundable. If you cannot attend the in-person class on your scheduled date, please contact Stephanie Morgareidge 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. A transfer is possible only if you have NOT yet logged into the Red Cross online training platform. In addition, the required online portion of the class must be completed before the in-person class by the same person attending the class.

Questions?

Contact: Aide Guevara

Trainer:
Stephanie Morgareidge

American Red Cross Certified

Babysitter’s Training Class

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9am – 4pm (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: Aide Guevara
Aide.Guevara@UnitedGeneral.org
360-854-7172

Register Here

Trainer: Stephanie Morgareidge

Stephanie is a certified
American Red Cross trainer working with United General District 304. 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!