Job Opening: Suicide Prevention Specialist

Title: Suicide Prevention Specialist FTE/Status: .75 FTE (30 hours)/Currently Grant Funded Position Period: Aug. 2017 to June. 2018. Potential for longer term funding and up to full-time status.   Brief Description: Collaboratively plan, coordinate and implement sustainable suicide prevention strategies to be delivered to youth, families and communities served by Bellingham and other school districts in Whatcom County. Promote healthy …

Most Washington teens reject alcohol and other drugs

Most Washington teens reject alcohol and other drugs Healthy Youth Survey explores attitudes and behaviors of middle and high school students Contact: Kelly Stowe • Department of Social and Health Services • 360-902-7739 • Kelly.Stowe@dshs.wa.gov OLYMPIA-Results for the 2016 Washington Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) show that teen rates of substance use in our state have remained mostly unchanged since the last survey …

Welcome VISTA Riley!

Hello everyone! My name is Riley O’Leary. I am an Americorps VISTA, which is a volunteer contracted out to various institutions that are typically non-profits. I am just starting my service here in Bellingham with the Whatcom Prevention Coalition. I wanted to start this blog to accomplish a few different things. I want to establish a connection with the community. …