Who We Are
The Consortium brings together community coalitions, service providers, school districts, and other partners serving children and families in Skagit County.
What We Do
- Provide community education and discussion forum opportunities.
- Form partnerships to strengthen existing resources.
- Identify gaps or overlaps in services for children and families most at-risk of academic failure, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness in Skagit County.
- Develop the means to fill those gaps and increase service capacity.
- Promote best practices.
When We Meet
The Consortium meets the third Wednesday of the month during the academic year from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in the Community Room at Christ the King Church at 2111 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon.
The Resilience Academy is a series of professional development offered to support building resilience through our work and in our community. Here is an overview of the upcoming events.
November 16th - "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope" - This film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. Following the film will be a discussion on building local resilience.
January 26th - "Caregivers" - This film will be shown as part of the Spotlight Film Festival at the Lincoln Theatre from 7-9pm. It is free with a $5 suggested donation. To learn more about this film and others that are part of the film festival, please visit www.skagitspotlightfilmfestival.com
February 24th - Nurturing Attachment and Building Executive Function with Deborah Gray, MSW, MPA. - 9:00am - 3:30pm. More information and registration coming soon.
March 22nd - Resiliency in Action with Nan Henderson - 9:00am - 3:30pm. More information and registration coming soon.