Please spread the word to parents in your network about the upcoming Parent Focus Group hosted by King County with support from the SKCDC!
Who?  Parents and guardians of school-aged children in King County
What?  Focus group on discipline practices, restorative justice in schools, school climate and childhood trauma
Why?  Shape King County’s investments ($) in trauma-informed schools and school-based restorative practices!
When?  Tuesday, March 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where?  Salvation Army White Center Community Center, 9050 16th Ave SW
Kids’ activities, light dinner, $25 Safeway gift card and interpretation services provided. (RSVP for interpretation services.)
RSVP by Monday, March 27 to Reyna Rollolazo ( For interpretation services, RSVP to Sarah Wilhelm ( or 206-263-8987).
Background for SKCDC: King County Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is an initiative to “improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities.” One of the investment ($) areas is trauma-informed schools and restorative justice practices. Due in part to King County’s participation in the South King County Discipline Coalition’s Grassroots & Funder Convening in January, during which we discussed equitable funding processes and community of color led education-related services and programming, King County is taking intentional steps to engage with the community and incorporate parent input in the development of this investment strategy. To this end, King County is holding this first parent focus group on March 28, 2017 with the support from the South King County Discipline Coalition.