FREE Training at Conference!!!

When:  Sunday October 23, 2016, 8 AM – 5 PM
Where: Great Wolf Lodge, Centralia
Fee:  FREE for attendees at Washington FCS Conference Attendees
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Annual WAFACSE Conference Information

Registration Now Open for the Washington Annual FCS Conference!

Dates: October 23rd-25th

Registration Link         Tentative Conference Schedule           Lodging Information


Conference Rates – No charge for preconference sessions to registered attendees, except ServSafe.
AAFCS/WA-FACSE Members $325.00 Non-Member $450.00
Student Member $100.00 Student non-member $150.00
Retired member $150.00 Retired Non-members$200.00
*Includes all sessions, events, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and 1 no-host social with hearty appetizers
Dinner Social Only $45.00 Opening Luncheon ONLY $30.00
Closing Luncheon ONLY $30.00 Breakfast ONLY $25.00
Early Bird accepted until September 23, 2016. After that date $50 will be added to above registration prices. Online registration will close October 7, two weeks before the conference begins.
For information about lodging at the Great Wolf Lodge see the flyer below!

Coming this August

Master Financial Educators Conference Version 3.0!

The Financial Education Public Private Partnership would like to invite you to attend the 2015 Master Financial Educators Conference.

When: August 17th and 18th, 2016

Where: Embassy Suites (its off I-90), Bellevue, WA

Time: 9:00 to 3:00 daily

Topics include (but are not limited to) teaching personal finance to diverse populations, entrepreneurship, new payments methods, student loans, and a sneak preview of Washington’s new personal finance standards! You can see our tentative agenda at:

All Accepted participants will receive:

  • Hotel accommodations (for those who live more than 50 miles away).  Breakfast and an evening reception is included with your room. We do not ask you to share a room, but if you want to, please let us know.
  • Morning snack and lunch both days
  • Complimentary clock hours
  • Materials
  • Mileage? (We are working to obtain funds for us to be able to reimburse you for your mileage, but we cannot guarantee it at this time).

Project Aware Training

Project AWARE logo

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Increases awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, including training in mental health for school personnel, families and community members.

Project AWARE purpose, goals, approaches, interventions and outcomes:


OPPORTUNITY – MH & HS Curriculum
Project AWARE in collaboration with Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Mental Health Initiative in Pierce County and the Jordan Binion Project is piloting a curriculum resource on mental health for use in junior and high school health class settings. All interested schools are invited to participate.

Mental Health & High School curriculum resource details and participation requirements

Training Details

Training of Teachers and Trainers July 11-13, tentative location is Tacoma
Who Teachers, school professionals, and mental health champions are welcome. This opportunity is open to all schools, initial training capacity is limited
Can’t make the July dates? That’s okay! We can work with you to arrange a 1-day Teacher Training session after July

The curriculum resource aligns well with the revised Health and Physical Education K12 Learning Standards. Our goal is to empower teachers to provide direct instruction on mental health awareness.

  • If your staff or partners want to promote this opportunity or join, we invite you to do so.
  • Please email Mandy Paradise at to get further notifications of this opportunity and to participate.


Sign Up for a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Project AWARE offers no cost trainings that are in-person and open to parents, school staff, and other community members in Washington State. The all-day training teaches adults how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse among youth.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Literacy Challeng

Dave Ramsey’s $55,000 Financial Literacy Challenge is now open! This Challenge, sponsored by Zander Insurance, is a brief online money quiz and survey and gives high school seniors a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship. Yes, you read that right—$40,000—which can be used at any college the winner wants to attend! Other prizes for underclassmen and additional scholarships for seniors are also up for grabs.

When students use this custom link or input your email address in the “Teacher Email Address” field, they will be included in your class performance metrics. You’ll automatically receive your class performance metrics* once the Challenge closes, and your students will also receive an individual score report via email after the Challenge ends.

Students will need to submit limited contact information so we can notify winners. This information will only be used to contact Challenge winners and will not be used in any way for future sales or marketing purposes. Best of luck to your students!

The Challenge ends Monday, April 25.

*Class performance metrics for the quiz portion of the Challenge can only be shared if at least 5 students enter from your class.

Careers in Education Conference


May 23-24, 2016

Susan Lombard Hall , 601 E. University Way .CWU, Ellensburg

More Details:

  • Conference times: May 23, 12pm-7pm, May 24, 8am-4 pm
  • New teachers will begin May 23, 8am-11am
  • Hotel rooms blocked till May 1 @
  • Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn
  • Stipends available for the first 25 who register
  • Conference includes dinner, 2 lunches and snacks
  • Lesson sharing ideas
  • Guest speakers
  • End of Course Exam
  • And More!!!!

Careers in Ed Teaching Academy Conference flyer