April 2018 - The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

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The Hub: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice

April 2018


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What We're Reading

Embracing Empathy

Embracing Empathy: Leading a Trauma-Informed School

Washington Integrated Student Supports Protocol

Washington Integrated Student Supports Protocol


Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data

Forum Guide to Collecting and Using Attendance Data

What is Resource Equity?

What is Resource Equity?

Innovation in Action

Sedro-Woolley School District Looks to Bring Health Care to Campus

Mason and Thurston Counties' System of Care Partnership

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Upcoming Events

March-June: Healthy Youth Survey Registration

May 23, 2018 (SeaTac): Equity Conference: From the Boardroom to the Classroom

Equity Conference

In this issue:

Webinar - Exploring the Landscape: Mental Health and Wellness in Washington State's Education System

Exploring the Landscape: Mental Health and Wellness in Washington State's Education System
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Our State of Education: Principal Survey

League of Education Voters

By Angela Parker, League of Education Voters Policy Analyst

Principals are some of the busiest people in a school building. Rarely out of range of their walkie talkies, principals take responsibility for in-the-minute decisions about crises both large and small. At the same time, they must also craft long term strategic plans in the context of a rapidly changing school ecosystem. As principals often serve as one of the key lynchpins of policy implementation, we knew we needed to get a better sense of how they understand the current and emergent needs within Washington’s K-12 system.

We surveyed principals in Washington state to better understand what new and emerging issues their schools and communities are facing. In December, we sent a survey request to 2,034 principals in Washington; 180 returned our survey, giving these results a 95% confidence level with a 7% margin of error. Although elementary principals are slightly underrepresented in our survey, the overall proportions are not widely divergent from statewide proportions. Our survey also over represents smaller schools, those with 100 to 499 students, and larger districts, but does represent strong geographic diversity.

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Crisis Text Line

Hi from Crisis Text Line!

Washington, we got you. We’re partnering with the city of Tacoma, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State Department of Health, and more to bring Crisis Text Line to the state of Washington. Check out one of the news segments.

Some Data?

  • Crisis Text Line has exchanged over 60 million messages with people in crisis and has almost 4,000 trained volunteers, and over 150 of them reside in the state of Washington.
  • Crisis Text Line has handled over 30,000 conversations with people in crisis in Washington State and 224 Active Rescues.  
  • More than 60% of texters in Washington State are under the age of 25 and most of our texters identify as Asian, Hispanic/Latino, or White.  
  • Washington has a 37% over-index in topics that involve suicidality, anxiety/stress, and self-harm compared to other states.

How can you help?

  1. Spread the word. Social Media. Join in on our #empowerPNW campaign to destigmatize seeking support and raise awareness of Crisis Text Line’s resource! Include #empowerPNW, the image below, and visit www.crisistextline.org to include more information on your posts, and make it personal - why is seeking and providing support for mental health issues important to YOU?
  2. Volunteer. Become a Crisis Counselor with us. Or, know someone who would make the perfect Crisis Counselor? Nudge them to apply
  3. Connect us. Know someone who should know about us? Want to be sure your school, religious group, or book club has information about our resource and volunteer opportunity? We’d love warm connections to local schools, brands and organizations. Contact Sarah Buckingham.

Thanks for all that you do in our community! I'm so excited to work with you all more closely!

Sarah Buckingham

Head of Referrals | Quality Lead | Seattle Coordinator  

Crisis Text Line