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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

Parenting Wisely – Teen Edition

A class for parents of youth ages 11-14

WHEN: Beginning November-December, this online course can be completed at your own pace.

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Parents and caregivers of youth ages 11-14 living in the Concrete School District

COST: Free

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

Register Here

Parenting is hard but Parenting Wisely can help! This highly interactive course is designed by family and social scientists to help parents with tips and tools to parent your children in difficult situations. Learn constructive skills proven to solve problem behaviors, family conflict, and more. Topics covered include: helping kids do their housework, curfews, helping kids do better in school, balancing school/homework/friends, getting up on time, stepparenting, and sibling conflict. With Parenting Wisely, you can learn to become a parent of successful teenagers. An $80 value, this course is offered at no charge* to families who live in the Concrete School District.

For more information, frequently asked questions, and a demonstration video of the course, click here.

*Funding is provided by the Concrete Resource Coalition through the Washington State Health Care Authority

A Program for Parents of Preschoolers

WHEN: Mondays, 9 – 11 am, starting August 16 through November 15th

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

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

We offer The Incredible Years program several times a year. If you are interested in attending a future class, please complete this interest form and we’ll contact you when our next class becomes available.

Strengthening Families Program

for caregivers and youth aged 10-14

Are you the caregiver of a 10-14-year-old? Join us for a free  Strengthening Families Program! Over seven weeks, families learn together and build on their strengths. Improve communication, decrease stress, and have more fun as a family! Free dinner and childcare for those under 10. Available in English and Spanish. 

This program is offered by United General District 304 at no cost to participants through funding from the Washington State Health Care Authority.

We offer the Strengthening Families Program several times a year. Although we don’t have a class currently in progress, please complete this interest form and we’ll contact you when our next session becomes available.

Mental Health Promotion Classes

Mental Health First Aid

WHEN:

  • Friday, December 10 | 9am -2:30pm

  • Wednesday, January 12 | 10am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Community members 18+

COST: $25*

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 in virtual and in-person formats and are 5 to 5.5 hours in length.

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:
Nov. 5 from 9 – 10:30 am
Nov. 15 from 2 – 3:30 pm
Nov. 18 from 9 – 10:30 am
Dec. 4 from 9 – 10:30 am
Dec. 8 from 4 – 5:30 pm
Dec. 13 from 9 – 10:30am
Dec. 16 from 2 – 3:30 pm
Jan. 11 from 9 – 10:30 am
Jan. 12 from 2 – 3:30 pm
Jan. 22 from 1 – 2:30 pm

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 60-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

Motivational Interviewing Practice Collaborative

WHEN:
Dec 16, 2021 from 9-9:50 am
Jan 20, 2022 from 9-10:30 am
Feb 17, 2022 from 9-10:30 am
Mar 17, 2022 from 9-10:30 am

WHERE: Online

AUDIENCE: Professionals in Washington State who are newly using or hoping to use Motivational Interviewing techniques. Preference is given to those in Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish Counties and those who have recently attended a Motivational Interviewing Training.

COST: Free

CONTACT: Liz Wilhelm
Liz.Wilhelm@UnitedGeneral.org

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We are hosting a free four-session, online Motivational Interviewing Practice Collaborative bringing together professionals who are using or plan to use in the immediate future motivational interviewing techniques. Sessions will be facilitated by a skilled professional emphasizing topic-specific practice and providing collaborative feedback.

The first session participants will share introductions, hopes, and goal setting to guide the following sessions. This is a live interactive practice and implementation with feedback based experience rather than a training. Join us with your questions, challenges, successes, and solution-solving contributions to further your work and your colleagues in this opportunity.

  • Space is Limited
  • Registration Required
  • Materials Provided

These Motivational Interviewing practice sessions are hosted by the Burlington Healthy Community Coalition, Sedro-Woolley Parents RISE, United General District 304, and funded in part by NW HIDTA.

Incredible Years Facilitator Training

WHEN: This course consists of three classes (1 per week for 3 weeks):

  • January 10th from 8 am – 4 pm
  • January 17th from 8 am – 4 pm
  • January 24th from 8 am – 4 pm

WHERE: United General District 304 Wellness Center located to the left of the hospital lobby entrance in Sedro-Woolley (2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley). See location C on the campus map

AUDIENCE:  Parents/caregivers and professionals working with toddlers & preschoolers who work or live in Skagit County.

COST: Free

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

The Incredible Years evidence-based programs have been shown to reduce
childhood conduct problems and strengthen social-emotional learning,
self-regulation, and problem-solving skills. This training is designed to equip
individuals to facilitate the group-based Incredible Years Preschool Basic
Parent Program. Participants will learn how to navigate leading group
therapy, guide parents in implementing program content, and use the
program in a prevention setting.

Register Here

Visit The Incredible Years website for more information about the program.

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

American Red Cross Certified

Babysitter’s Training Class

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9am – 4pm (including lunch & breaks)

WHERE:  On the hospital campus in 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: Kristy Southard
Kristy.Southard@UnitedGeneral.org
360-854-7168

Register Now

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.

Note: Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

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!

Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid Classes

Classes for individuals

WHEN (click class to register):

  • Sat., Nov. 20 from 10 am-12 pm — CLASS FULL
  • Sat., Nov. 20 from 1 pm-3 pm — CLASS FULL

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: $60 (a discounted price of $35 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Traditional full-length class (no online learning): $80 (a discounted price of $60 is available for households receiving benefits such as Basic Food, WIC, Apple Health).

Save Lives with CPR

United General District 304 is now able to offer 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: Kristy Southard

Trainer:
Stephanie Morgareidge