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Continuing to Grow:

Eleven new facilitators

Earlier this year, Brigid Collins hosted their third Stewards of Children facilitator training. Eleven individuals attended from organizations in Bellingham and as far away as Oregon, Vancouver B.C., Kitsap County and Cowlitz County. With each facilitator training, the team grows and so does the knowledge in our community. There are now 28 facilitators partnering with Brigid Collins to change the way our community thinks about child sexual abuse.

The next facilitator training will be on October 13th at Brigid Collins Family Support Center from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The training will cost $350.

If you are interested in attending please or would like more information, contact Katie Tse at 360.734.4616 Ext.: 27


Supporting the Front Lines:
Ferndale schools are the latest to help teachers recognize and react

Some of the most striking impacts of child sexual abuse are on a child's academic career. Children that have been sexually abused score lower on scales of cognitive ability, academic achievement and memory. They also have higher rates of absenteeism, special education services and are more likely to repeat a grade. At the same time, more than half of child abuse reports made by professionals come from folks in the education field.

Because educators are on the front lines of caring for our children, it's vital that all adults working within the schools know how to recognize and react responsibly to signs of child sexual abuse and exploitation. Kudos then, to Eagleridge Elementary School in Ferndale, who will be offering the Stewards of Children training workshop in early May. Eagleridge is just the latest Northwest Washington school to offer the training.

me of the amazing schools that have made commitments to training their staff:


  • Mt. Baker School District
  • Western Washington University
  • Lummi Nation School
  • Three Rivers Cooperative School
  • Lakeside Co-op Preschool
  • Whatcom Hills Waldorf School
  • Greenwood Tree Cooperative School
  • Lummi Youth Academy
  • Lummi Headstart
  • Bellingham School District
  • Cedar Tree Montessori
  • Samish Woods Montessori School
  • Mt. Baker Co-op Preschool

4,240 Trained


267 Trainings

May 19th  
Bellingham Brigid Collins

May 28th
Skagit Brigid Collins

June 23rd
Bellingham Brigid Collins

June 25th
Skagit Brigid Collins

July 21st
Bellingham Brigid Collins

July 23rd
Skagit Brigid Collins

August 25th
Bellingham Brigid Collins

August 27th
Skagit Brigid Collins


Trainings are from 5:30pm-7:30pm
and cost $10 for materials.

Please RSVP here.

To schedule a group or organization training contact Katie Tse:
360.734.4616 Ext.: 27


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