community education & training

Note: Due to Covid-19 all 2020/2021 training dates are TBD


WFCN offers a variety of training and supports other individuals and organizations who provide learning opportunities related to our mission. If you, your family, organization, company or community seek information about Adverse Childhood Experience, Building Resilience, Conflict-Resolution, Restorative Practice and Social Justice & Equity, check out upcoming training offerings from WFCN and our growing community speaker’s list.

available trainings

THE POWER OF CONNECTION

  • Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Power of Connection.
  • The importance of early childhood development and how our protective factors can foster resilient and amazing human beings.

M.A.D.-H.O.P.E. TRAIN THE TRAINER

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • Current statistics on youth suicide national, state and Whatcom county trends and demographics
  • Truths about youth suicide
  • Warning signs of youth suicide
    Protective factors to protect youth from suicide
  • Effective ways to support and intervene when a young person is thinking about attempting suicide, including words that matter, finding trusted adults, referrals and resources

trainers & conversation facilitators

Trainers and conversation facilitators are listed below by training topic area with contact information and availability. These trainers embrace resilience building and trauma-informed practice in our community and can speak to a variety of sectors of our community – schools (teachers, students, parents and staff); law enforcement and judicial system; government and policy makers; faith based community; health care professionals, etc.

<span class=”has-inline-color has-luminous-vivid-orange-color”>ACEs/building resilience</span>

Masa DeLara – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: REACH Center & Community Resilience
Email: masa.delara@gmail.com;  Phone: 360.510.8697

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Darcie Donegan – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Faculty, Ed/ECE at Whatcom Community College
Email: ddonegan@whatcom.ctc.edu; Phone: 360.671.3129 4207

  • varied availability: contact me

Joe Fuller – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Program Specialist for Whatcom County Health Department
Email: jfuller@whatcomcounty.us; Phone: 360.778.6045

  • available daytime Monday through Friday

Heather Jefferson – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Community Resilience Research
Email: salishmdn@gmail.com; Phone: 360.815.1789 3037

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Vesla Kazimer – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Play and Learn
Email: veslat@gmail.com; Phone: 360.592.2269

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Geof Morgan – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Community Resilience Research
Email: geof.morgan@communityresilienceresearch.com; Phone: 360.927.6300

  • flexible availability: call me

Stephanie Schlatter – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: RN Complex Care Coordinator at PeaceHealth
Email: srschlatter@gmail.com; Phone: 360.594.7483 1507

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Charles Gargano – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: PeaceHealth
Email: agargano@peacehealth.org; Phone: 360.920.5256

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Juanita Jefferson – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Lummi Elder, Community Activist
Email: juanitajeff@hotmail.com; Phone: 360.739.8920 2855

  • varied availability: contact me

Katrina Murphy – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: PA-C at PeaceHealth
Email: kmurphy@peacehealth.org; Phone: 360.355.6376

  • available evenings Monday through Friday

<span class=”has-inline-color has-luminous-vivid-orange-color”>trauma-informed practice</span>

Masa DeLara – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: REACH Center & Community Resilience
Email: masa.delara@gmail.com;  Phone: 360.510.8697

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Heather Jefferson – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Community Resilience Research
Email: salishmdn@gmail.com; Phone: 360.815.1789 3037

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Vesla Kazimer – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Play and Learn
Email: veslat@gmail.com; Phone: 360.592.2269

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Geof Morgan – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Community Resilience Research
Email: geof.morgan@communityresilienceresearch.com; Phone: 360.927.6300

  • flexible availability: call me

Stephanie Schlatter – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: RN Complex Care Coordinator at PeaceHealth
Email: srschlatter@gmail.com; Phone: 360.594.7483 1507

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Charles Gargano – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: PeaceHealth
Email: agargano@peacehealth.org; Phone: 360.920.5256

  • available evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday

Juanita Jefferson – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Lummi Elder, Community Activist
Email: juanitajeff@hotmail.com; Phone: 360.739.8920 2855

  • varied availability: contact me

Katrina Murphy – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: PA-C at PeaceHealth
Email: kmurphy@peacehealth.org; Phone: 360.355.6376

  • available evenings Monday through Friday

<span class=”has-inline-color has-luminous-vivid-orange-color”>restorative justice practice</span>

Emily Wilson – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Email: youth@whatcomdrc.org; Phone: 360.676.0122

  • flexible availability: call me

Juanita Jefferson – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Lummi Elder, Community Activist
Email: juanitajeff@hotmail.com; Phone: 360.739.8920 2855

  • varied availability: contact me

social justice and equity

Masa DeLara – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: REACH Center & Community Resilience
Email: masa.delara@gmail.com;  Phone: 360.510.8697

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Darcie Donegan – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Faculty, Ed/ECE at Whatcom Community College
Email: ddonegan@whatcom.ctc.edu; Phone: 360.671.3129 4207

  • varied availability: contact me

Juanita Jefferson – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Lummi Elder, Community Activist
Email: juanitajeff@hotmail.com; Phone: 360.739.8920 2855

  • varied availability: contact me

Masa DeLara – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: REACH Center & Community Resilience
Email: masa.delara@gmail.com;  Phone: 360.510.8697

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Masa DeLara – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: REACH Center & Community Resilience
Email: masa.delara@gmail.com;  Phone: 360.510.8697

  • available: all day Monday through Saturday

Katrina Murphy – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: PA-C at PeaceHealth
Email: kmurphy@peacehealth.org; Phone: 360.355.6376

  • available evenings Monday through Friday

other

Darcie Donegan – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Faculty, Ed/ECE at Whatcom Community College
Email: ddonegan@whatcom.ctc.edu; Phone: 360.671.3129 4207

  • varied availability: contact me

Olivia Rutherford – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Public Health Nurse at Whatcom County Health Department
Email: orutherf@whatcomcounty.us; Phone: 360.296.3525

  • available: all day any day Monday-Sunday

Emily Wilson – Trainer or Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center
Email: youth@whatcomdrc.org; Phone: 360.676.0122

  • flexible availability: call me

Juanita Jefferson – Conversation Facilitator
Affiliation: Lummi Elder, Community Activist
Email: juanitajeff@hotmail.com; Phone: 360.739.8920 2855

  • varied availability: contact me
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