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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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Family Programs

Play & Grow Drop-In Group

WHEN: Every Thursday at 11 am

WHERE: Heartwood House
2136 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: Parents / Caregivers and their babies

COST: FREE

No registration required

 

Play and Grow is designed for parents/caregivers and their
babies. This one-hour drop-in group will include songs, playtime with baby and discussions on development, feeding, sleep, and other related topics.

Come connect with other parents and share the joys and challenges of parenting.

Facilitated by Help Me Grow Nurses and Perinatal Support-WA Resiliency Specialist.

Questions?

Contact: Lyndie Simmonds

Rooted: Grieving & Growing Together – Summer Sessions

WHEN:

  • Wednesday, July 17 | 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday, July 31 | 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday, August 14 | 6-8 pm
  • Wednesday, August 28 | 6-8 pm

WHERE: Heartwood House
2136 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley

AUDIENCE: Family with youth aged 6-18 who are grieving

COST: FREE

About Rooted: Grieving & Growing Together

In the tradition of The Landing, Rooted is informed by the Dougy Center model for peer grief support and principles of grief-informed services. With Rooted, children and teens can spend time together and have the option to take part in discussion, play, learning, and activities for expressing grief in a supportive environment with trained staff and volunteers.

Join us this July and August for activities, food, and time to connect with other youth and caregivers* in Skagit who are grieving a death or loss.

Rooted: Grieving & Healing Together (formerly known as The Landing) is a program for young people and their caregivers to connect with their grief, spend time with other people who get it, and maybe even have some fun! The Summer Sessions will be a low-pressure opportunity for expression, play, and learning about other resources, including Rooted peer grief groups starting fall 2024. Sign up for one or all of the Summer Sessions – different activities will be available week to week! We hope you can join us and help kick off the re-launch of grief support for Skagit youth.

*Parents or caregivers of youth aged 15 or younger are asked to stay on the premises and have the option to join a caregiver group while the youth are in session from 6:30-8 pm.

Questions?

Contact: Avry Richter

Note: Staff and volunteers with Rooted, a program of United General District 304, do not assess, diagnose, or treat participants. We consult with bereavement and mental health experts and clinicians for best practices in program delivery. As a non-clinical entity, the public hospital district and Rooted do not bill or receive reimbursement from health insurance carriers for services.

WIC Breastfeeding Class

Classes in English:

  • Thursday, April 18th @ 1pm
  • Thursday, May 16th @ 1pm

Classes in Spanish:

  • Jueves, Abril 18 @ 4pm
  • Jueves, Mayo 16 @ 4pm

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.

Questions?

Contact United General WIC

Call: 360-854-0435
Email: WIC@UnitedGeneral.org

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

Youth Bereavement Volunteer Training

WHEN:

  • Tuesday, June 25 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm (dinner included!)

WHERE: Heartwood House
2136 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley
(adjacent to the hospital campus)

AUDIENCE: Community members and professionals aged 18+ who would like to support youth who are grieving. Personal or professional connection with grief is a cornerstone of peer-based programs, and we welcome folks with a variety of educational and lived experiences.

COST: Free

Note: We suggest waiting at least a year after experiencing the death of someone you hold dear before beginning volunteering with Rooted.

Rooted: Grieving & Growing Together (formerly known as The Landing) is a program for young people and their caregivers to connect with their grief, spend time with other people who get it, and maybe even have some fun!

There are a variety of ways to get involved with the Rooted program. Attending one of our volunteer training events is required for all potential volunteers. This evening class is designed to acquaint you with the Rooted: Grieving & Growing Together program and learn about volunteering. This evening session covers:

  • The spirit and mission behind Rooted
  • How grief is experienced at different ages
  • Personal relationships to grief
  • Volunteer expectations and guidelines

 

Questions?

Contact: Avry Richter

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 14 | 11:30am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, June 18 | 3pm – 4:30pm
  • Friday, June 21 | 9am – 10:30am
  • Monday, July 1 | 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday, July 11 | 8:30am – 10am
  • Tuesday, July 23 | 12pm – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, July 25 | 5pm-6:30pm

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

Questions?

Contact Fyn Rose


Email: Fyn.Rose@UnitedGeneral.org

Phone: 360-854-7150

Adult Mental Health First Aid

WHEN: Each attendee must complete 2 hours of online independent study prior to the class.

  • Tuesday, June 25 from 9 am – 4 pm 
  • Wednesday, July 17 from 9 am – 4 pm

LOCATION:  Heartwood House | 2136 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley (adjacent to the hospital campus) | Lunch is included

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.

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

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.

Questions?

Contact Fyn Rose
Email: Fyn.Rose@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.

Questions?

Contact Stephanie Morgareidge

Phone: 360-854-7159
Email: Stephanie.Morgareidge@UnitedGeneral.org

Health & Safety Classes

Overdose Response

WHEN:

  • Thursday, May 23 | 3 pm

  • Monday, June 3 | 11 am

  • Tuesday, June 11 | 12 pm

  • Thursday, July 18 | 3 pm

  • Thursday, July 25 | 12 pm

  • Monday, August 5 | 2 pm

  • Thursday, August 22 | 3 pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Anyone in Skagit County age 16+

COST: FREE

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 – including fentanyl
  • 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

Although no training is required to carry or give naloxone, our online class provides you with the knowledge and confidence to respond effectively in an overdose crisis and save a life.

Questions?

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

This training is provided at no cost thanks to funding from Northwest HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)

Introduction to CPR Training

WHEN: New classes coming soon!

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: $30

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.

Save Lives with CPR

Want to learn basic first aid and CPR but don’t need the certification card? This class is for you; come learn how to perform adult and infant CPR and first aid. This class is perfect for new parents bringing home baby, adults with young children or seniors at home, or anyone considering taking a certified CPR class but wanting to gain confidence with their skills in a low pressure setting. This class is open to anyone ages 12 and older. While you won’t receive certification at the end of this course, you will receive a high-level introduction and hands on experience to build confidence in your ability to respond to an emergency.

Questions?

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

American Red Cross CPR Training

WHEN:

New classes coming soon!

WHERE:

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

COST: $100 (a discounted price of $80 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.

Questions?

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: 

  • Friday, June 28th | 9 am – 4 pm

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!