King County is now an official Help Me Grow member! Why is this exciting? Help Me Grow is a national model. Now that King County is an approved member, we can move forward working with communities and families to build Help Me Grow in King County so that families can access the support they need, when, how and where they need it. When communities, families and caregivers build Help Me Grow, they can make it work best for them. Read on to meet the people behind Help Me Grow and learn more.
This month we saw youth from across our Best Starts for Kids community coming together to celebrate Black History Month and raise their voices to be heard over the politics of adults. Check out these photo galleries for highlights from a few of our partners’ Black History Month celebrations.
We partnered with Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to apply their expertise to help organizations throughout King County understand disability and feel empowered to say “yes!” to kids with disabilities.
The Best Starts for Kids Implementation Manager is a new position that will provide high-level project and program management to Best Starts’ implementation activities. Applications close January 2, 2019!
In November, two students in our partner Inspirational Workshops’ Trailblazers program presented the first ever student-led professional development workshop in the Seattle School District.
Best Starts For Kids is hiring a Prevention Specialist for the School-Based Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment/Services (SBIRT) Initiative!
Join Best Starts for Kids’ 2019 cohort of Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) trainers!
Best Starts for Kids is hiring an Evaluation Co-Lead! If you would like to be part of a flexible evaluation team supporting the evaluation of Best Starts’ strategies targeted at youth 5-24, consider applying today.
Over the past two decades, a growing body of epidemiological research has shown us just how common experiences of trauma and adversity in childhood are, as well as the staggering impact they can have on lifelong health and well-being. With evidence of these impacts now well-established, we often ask, “But what can we do about it?” Best Starts for Kids hopes to be part of the answer to that question.
We are deeply grateful for Adrienne’s leadership with our department and with Best Starts for Kids.