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Community Wellness Task Force Update - 11.13.19

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

Throughout the week, the work of the Community Wellness Task Force and its partners has continued; with some exciting new developments to share.

On Saturday, November 10, the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network hosted a second “Grief and Loss Workshop” at the Sno Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Mental health professionals were on hand and provided a presentation and resources on how parents and families can deal with grief and loss personally.

The Network has also added more local sessions of the “Youth Mental Health First Aid” workshops as registrations for the first two offerings were quickly filled. Additional sessions of this popular workshop have been scheduled for:

December 7 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Duvall WRECK Center, 26512 NE Stella Street in Duvall

December 14 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) at the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network offices, 31591 W Bird Street in Carnation

Additionally, at the November 12, 2019 School Board meeting the Riverview Education Foundation (REF) announced that they have awarded $15,500 in funding for the “Sources of Strength” program. The grant is being awarded as a district-wide initiative and will support three years of implementation and funding for the “Sources of Strength” program.

“Sources of Strength,” endorsed by our Task Force partners from Forefront, a suicide prevention non-profit through the University of Washington, aims to prevent teen suicide by increasing help-seeking behaviors while promoting connections between peers and caring adults. This peer training program allows student teams to receive training and then meet, plan, problem solve and activate a variety of strategies under the guidance of adult supervisors also trained in the program.

The Community Wellness Task Force encourages students and families, staff, and community members to attend any event they feel will be helpful to them. We are grateful to our partners, and the greater Duvall and Carnation communities for their work and will continue to share details and information on upcoming educational opportunities.

Shaun Tozer & Mike Ward Community Wellness Task Force

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