Washington state informational and networking events for families with children with special health needs

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Pediatric Complex Care Seminar Session 4: Behavior/Child Mental Health @ online
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pediatric Complex Care Seminar Session 4: Behavior/Child Mental Health @ online

Collaborative Conversations with Families to Advance the Clinical Care of Children with Medical Complexities and Disabilities (C6) is a 10-part seminar series that builds on an international study, completed in 2020, designed to highlight key clinical research questions for the care of children with neurodisability and medical complexity.

The series is led by complex care pediatricians Dr. Eyal Cohen and Dr. Catherine Diskin from the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, and Dr. Rishi Agrawal from Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, as well as Family Voices representatives Nora Wells, Cara Coleman, and Kate Robinson.

Each one-hour seminar will be hosted on Zoom and will include a panel of national experts, both clinical and caregiver. Seminars will begin with an overview of the topic and a conversation on shared decision making in pediatric complex care. The goal is to build a community of practice. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions, share insights, and engage with the panel.

Family caregivers, youth, and friends of children with medical complexity (CMC) are welcome to join along with health care professionals, researchers, policy makers, and anyone invested in advancing clinical care in CMC.

The C6 seminar series is funded through a grant from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

31st Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights @ online
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
31st Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights @ online

Join the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights for the 31st Annual Conference for Human Rights that takes place virtually from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 11. The conference is free but pre-registration is required prior to the day of the event. There is no need to sign up for specific conference sessions in advance. The links to the conference schedule, including session descriptions and presenter information, and to register are below.

This year’s event centers around “Calling the Circle for Restorative Justice,” and looks at how restorative circles are used to build and restore relationships through equal opportunity, sharing and listening, and by providing every individual the opportunity to speak and be heard.

Multiple workshops and other sessions will also be offered on topics related to restorative practices and initiatives, compassionate listening, using data to promote equity, fostering a recovery friendly region, impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations and examining racism from public health and historical perspectives. The annual Linda Gabriel Awards will also be announced, recognizing youth, individuals and organizations in Kitsap County who have made significant contributions to human rights.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Pirtle in the Commissioners’ Office at rpirtle@co.kitsap.wa.us.