2019 DOH/PAVE RFP Awards:

Congratulations to Skagit County P2P, South Sound P2P (Thurston/Mason Counties) and Yakima County P2P as they were awarded the DOH/PAVE RFP Awards. See below what they will be tackling.

1. Skagit County Parent to Parent Program

The grant proposal I was awarded is to offer the first generation Sibshop Facilitator training in collaboration with the Arc of Snohomish County and Kindering's Sibling Support Program.  We are fine-tuning the registration process and hope to send out an e-mail inviting you to attend this training shortly.  As of last fall, I had 17 of you sign up to attend and will have priority to register first.  We will also have spots for a few more of you.  We are working through the details to significantly cover the costs of the registration fees and provide you with one meal during the training and possibly a small mileage stipend.  Hotels, airfare and meals outside of the actual training are not included.  These details will all be outlined in that email coming out soon.

For now, please save the following dates:  Friday, March 22 (12 to 6 PM) and Saturday, March 23 (9 AM to 3 PM) at the Verdant Center in Lynnwood. 

Our goal is to equip 20 Washington State P2P staff with Sibshop Facilitator credentials so that you can offer Sibshops in your county.  There will be a brief follow-up webinar/conference call in the summer, too.  Ultimately, we want to triple the offerings of Sibshops around Washington State.  Siblings are the people who are in the lives of our special needs loved ones the longest.  Their wellbeing is critical and Sibshops can be a turning point for so many of them.

I want to personally express thanks to Jamie Coonts (Arc of Snohomish) and Emily Holl (Sibling Support Director) for partnering with me to offer this to Washington State P2P.

Stay tuned for the invitation to sign up e-mail,

Heather Milliren
Skagit County Parent to Parent
c/o SPARC 320 Pacific Place Mt. Vernon WA 98273
P:  360.416.7570 x 1013  │  F:  360.416.7580   │ www.p2pskagit.org

2. Thurston/Mason County Parent to Parent (SSP2P) Program-any questions contact Sylvia Davenport

Alissa McClellan, MSW, IMH-E (I)
Early Intervention Provider
South Sound Parent to Parent
Cell: 360-259-6332
Phone: 360-352-1126 ext.109
Fax: 360-352-0761

Our Mission:
All families caring for someone with special needs will receive the support and resources they need to feel empowered, encouraged and supported.

Circle of Security Parenting - Parenting with Connection by Alissa McClellan, MSW - Free Program - Flyer with Schedule and Information

What parents are saying... 

  • "It's just so simple, so easy and now I know what to do!"
  • "This concept is monumental, it will create change for generations to come."
  • "I love this model.  I finally feel more peaceful at home."
  • "This is the best class I have ever taken."
  • "We've had an enriching experience.  Alissa is very professional and kind."

3. Yakima County Parent to Parent Program

I’m happy to share about what we’re doing in Yakima for this RFP! 

It will support our transition to adulthood work in the following way:

• Provide training to local stakeholders (DDA, PAVE, schools, ESD, parents, others as identified) to explore the development of an Interagency Transition Network (ITN). Trainers from ESD 123/Center for Change in Transition will provide this training
• Development of recommendation/plan/structure for the ITN moving forward
• Support for coordination of our annual Transition Fair

Please let me know if you have any questions… we look forward to doing this work.

Tracie Hoppis
Child and Family Services Supervisor

MAIN / 509-574-3200    DESK / 509-574-3263  
Children’s Village / yakimachildrensvillage.org 
3801 Kern Rd
Yakima, WA 98902