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January Newsletter
A new year comes with renewed dedication and commitment to the youth and families in Pierce County. KMHPC is excited for the upcoming year of collaboration, growth and supporting one another!

Please reach out to KMHPC program coordinator Vanessa Adams vanessa.adams@multicare.org with any information for community events, program fliers, webinar ideas, connections and more to be shared in future newsletters.
Jingle and Mingle Event
Thank you to all who attended the Jingle and Mingle. It was such a wonderful time being together in person, celebrating all that has been accomplished and looking ahead at the exciting work we will continue to do together.
KMHPC Webinar

The KMHPC Community is committed to providing webinars to support youth, families and professionals in our community. Visit www.kidsmentalhealthpiercecounty.org or use the link below to register!

If you have ideas for upcoming webinars or are interested in presenting, please reach out to the program coordinator at vanessa.adams@multicare.org

Register Here
Supporting the Mental Health Needs of LGBTQIA+ and Gender Expansive Youth
 
This presentation will provide participants with detailed examples and ways for individuals who work with gender diverse youth to support their mental health and needs through a trauma informed and culturally responsive lens. This session will review unique experiences that the gender diverse youth encounter through the intersectionality of systems they are a part of. 
 
This session will be highlighting the intricate experiences of gender dysphoria and how this mental health struggle manifests through youth behavior. The impact of gender dysphoria on the brain, body, and behavior will be analyzed. Participants will understand specific ways to support LGBTQIA+ youth in navigating the cisgender and heteronormative systems within our society.
New Opportunity
KMHPC Action Team
The KMHPC Action Teams are comprised of people and agencies working together to plan and implement KMHPC community-wide agenda. Meetings are held virtually the last Thursday of each month at 1:00PM. 

Our next Action Team Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 1:00PM via Zoom. You can register in advance by clicking here
National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or coercion is used to compel a person to perform labor, services or commercial sex. It affects all populations: adults, children, men, women, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, and all economic classes. The Defense Department continues to raise awareness and do its part to end this crime.

For more information and resources click here
SUD Family Navigator Program
A Healthcare Authority (HCA) approved, 16 hour curriculum created to assist parents, caregivers and other family members in understanding SUD and providing helpful support to the individual they are supporting.

WSCC worked with the Health Care Authority/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, identified family members, and family led organizations to develop a curriculum designed to educate families about Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and related treatment options across Washington State. 

Upcoming Training Dates
January 9-12th (9AM-1PM)
February 9-12th (9AM-1PM)
March 13-16th (4PM-8PM)
April 12-20th (9AM-1PM)

For registration click here

Resource Highlight
In partnership with Pierce County Behavioral Health, Seneca's innovative Therapeutic Case Management (TCM) program provides behavioral support and case management services to non-Medicaid eligible youth. TCM participants include youth who do not qualify for Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe), youth who may be stepping down from WISe, or youth who would benefit from additional behavioral support and case management services. To ensure individuals are receiving appropriate services, referred youth are provided a screener prior to enrollment. This allows the Seneca team to review if TCM is an appropriate level of care or to make referrals for the right level of service.
 
To submit a referral or receive more information for Seneca's Therapeutic Case Management program:TCMReferrals@senecacenter.org or 253-356-8459
Workforce Development

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