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Training and Technical Support

Washington State Community Connectors networks with organizations across the state in order to provide and organize a variety of trainings and technical support for family-led organizations, and system partners across the state. Trainings focus on helping individuals or groups develop the skills they need for effective advocacy, leadership, and community-level practice. Technical support focuses on helping organizations meet the needs of youth and families in their communities by assisting with the development of sustainable, family and community-focused practices.

If you are interested in organizing a training or need to request technical support, please complete our request form.

WSCC Trainings

Understanding the Zone of Usefulness

This is a customized, interactive training designed for families from a training created by En Route Consulting for WA State Health Care Authority. The Zone of Usefulness training helps us understand the difference between ignoring, enabling, and empowering. We want to stay within the Zone of Usefulness as we support others, and this training will give us some great tools to use on a day-to-day basis. We will leave this training with a better understanding

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Understanding WISe and Wraparound

This is a customized, interactive training designed for families from a training created by En Route Consulting for WA State Health Care Authority. Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) is the highest level of outpatient care in the state and is designed to support families in staying together, rather than the child/youth needing to be placed in an inpatient facility. This training will go over the history of WISe, the principles of WISe, and help parents/caregivers

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Understanding the System of Care

This is a customized, interactive training designed for families from a training created by En Route Consulting for WA State Health Care Authority. The System of Care is the philosophy the WA State Children’s Behavioral Health Community foundation is built upon. Understanding its history, model, and values is essential to ensuring our families’ treatment plans follow this model of service. (90-minute mini-training or 3-hour full training)

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Understanding Substance Use Disorder

This is a 16-hour training workshop and is designed to build on previous sections, so we ask that participants attend all 16 hours. While we are in virtual format, it is set up in 4-hour segments over four days. The first training section covers the science of SUD, and the second section moves into skills, tools, and tips on how to manage life with your loved one who is living with SUD. The interactive training

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Understanding Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression – An Introduction for Families

This is a customized, interactive training designed for families from a training created by En Route Consulting for WA State Health Care Authority. This training creates a space for understanding and learning together in order to better support those around us who identify differently than we do. Participants will learn the relevant and appropriate language and terms within the LGBTQ+ community, hear from community experts on what was helpful and what was not helpful as

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Understanding Family Initiated Treatment (FIT) and Ricky’s Law

This is a customized, interactive training designed for families from a training created by En Route Consulting for WA State Health Care Authority. This training will go over the history of HB 1874 (FIT) and HB 1713 (Ricky’s Law), an explanation of the bills, identify barriers experienced, share strategies for success, and help families understand these bills and where to find resources for continued support. (90-minute training)

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Offered by Statewide Community Connectors:

  • Self Advocacy
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Effective Advocacy
  • Community Awareness and “First Impression” Training
  • Parents Empowering Parents
  • Mental Health First Aid: Adult and Youth
  • Crisis Cycle
  • Parent Wellness
  • Parents Participating on Teams
  • Ethics and Boundaries in the Family Peer Support Role

Offered by Partners:

  • Building Workforce Capacity (Best Practices)
  • Wraparound Training
  • Certified Peer Counseling Training for Families and Youth
  • WISe Training
  • Youth Professional Leadership Training
  • Leadership and Stigma Busting
  • Digital and Spoken Word

Technical Assistance Request

What is technical assistance? Technical assistance can be sharing information and expertise, skills training, providing consultation, and/or the process of providing targeted support to an organization with a development need or problem. Please be clear about what type of TA you are seeking.

Receipt of this application is not a guarantee that technical assistance will be provided. Your request will be reviewed to determine if the TA you are seeking falls within the WSCC guidelines. We will reach out to you with a decision or to request more information within one week. If it is determined that WSCC will be providing TA for your organization, a meeting will be scheduled to collaborate and discuss details. 

For more information or questions, call Karen at (253) 318-4869.