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

Co-Parenting Workshop

WHEN: December 7th | 6:30 – 8 pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Skagit families who are co-parenting

COST: Free, but registration is required

This is brought to you by Exes & Babies and Help Me Grow Skagit, a program of United General District 304

Co-parenting well isn’t easy, but it is possible. Exes & Babies is offering a free workshop to help co-parents strengthen their foundation for healthy, productive collaboration.

Topics will include:

  • Different co-parenting structures
  • Key co-parenting principles to live by
  • Designing your co-parent team culture
  • Cultivating a shared vision for your child’s future
  • Managing disagreements

Exes & Babies uplifts and up-levels co-parenting and blended families of all backgrounds through podcast, coaching, workshops, and so much more. We are turning babymamas and babydaddies into MVPs on the teams that matter most: co-parenting teams. Exes & Babies provides inclusive and actionable resources to put power and hope back into the hands of the co-parenting community to design meaningful parenting experiences.

This workshop will be led by Sydney Swonigan, a Co-parent Coach and proud “boy-mom” to her 9yr old son. She is the Founder and CEO of Exes & Babies, a co-parenting support organization. Sydney is a Seattle native working to shift the narrative and culture of co-parenting to be synonymous with teamwork and fulfillment. During the day, she works in gaming policy at Microsoft.


Contact: Lyndie Simmonds

A Program for Parents of Toddlers (ages 1-3)

WHEN: Mondays 6 pm – 7:45 pm, starting January 15 through March 11

WHERE: Online via Zoom, except for the first meeting on January 15th where we will have a special welcome session at the Children’s Museum of Skagit County

AUDIENCE: Parents and caregivers of children ages 1-3

COST: Free

CONTACT: Erin Williams
Ph. 360-854-7164

The Incredible Years® Programs are designed to enhance parenting skills and confidence while encouraging parental engagement. These evidence-based programs aim to improve children’s academic, social, and emotional abilities while decreasing behavioral issues. The programs are categorized based on age and customized to suit the child’s developmental stage.

The Incredible Years Toddler Parenting Program is an 8 week series for parents of children 1-3 years old. In this series, 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

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, December 11 | 9 am – 4 pm

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

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, December 8 | 12 – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 4 | 2:30 – 4 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

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


  • 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


  • 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.