Community Resources

"Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and

Aware Community Around Gender Diversity"


SESSION 1:

Informational Presentation

February 2nd, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm

Login opens at 5:45pm.

Session 1 will be recorded.

SESSION 2:

Q&A Session

February 9th, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm

Login opens at 5:45pm.

Session 2 will NOT be recorded.

Deadline to register is

Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm.

There is NO requirement to attend both sessions!

However only Session 1 will be recorded and shared.

Register Today (Deadline to Register: Wednesday February 2nd @ 4pm)

Spots are limited, so make sure to register TODAY to reserve your spot! When you register, there is a section where you can share any questions you might have that you hope will be addressed in the presentation.

Register Today

Information for the Zoom link will be distributed to registered participants closer to the presentation date.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm.

What is This About?

Session 1:

Join gender education specialist Aidan Key with Gender Diversity in examining the topic of gender diversity in children and teens, the challenges faced by these children youth and their families, exploring current research and identifying the best approaches for creating inclusive, supportive environments for these children.

In our TWO PART WEBINAR, Aidan Key will address several key objectives (as well as several more):

  • Increasing familiarity with terminology and concepts related to gender diversity, specifically transgender, gender diverse, and non-binary youth by establishing a framework of gender and core gender terminology.

  • A comprehensive delineation of gender identity and gender expression as it relates to, and is distinctive from, biological sex and sexual orientientation.

  • Overview of gender diverse children in today’s society as well as past perspectives.

  • Barriers to understanding and myths associated with gender diverse populations.

  • Understanding the experiences of gender diverse youth and their families.

  •  Increased confidence and tools for having age-appropriate conversations about gender diversity with children of all ages.

  • How to best support gender diverse students and their families.


Session 2:

Questions may arise like these:

  • How can a child be transgender or gender diverse? 

  • Aren’t they too young to know?

  • Shouldn't they wait until puberty?

  • What if this is a phase? They seem pretty confused. Are they just trying to get attention?

  • Is it alright to talk with children about this and what is age-appropriate?

  • How is this different from being gay? 

  • I hardly know what it means to be transgender, what do they mean by genderqueer, pansexual, asexual, non-binary, and gender fluid?

  • What about bathrooms, locker rooms, overnight trips, sports and other gender-segregated spaces?

  • How do I handle teasing or bullying? 

Kids have questions. Adults have questions. We can get them answered in Session 2! NOW IS THE TIME to get clarity from a reliable source.

If you already have questions, please include them in your registration so the presenters can prepare in advance.

Who Should Attend?

These sessions are intended for families, caregivers, educators, and community members.

Students are welcome to attend, however content (and terminology used) may be more suited for middle & high school students.

Help Us Spread the Word!


Post-COVID Vaccine advice from Nurse Rachel:

As many Lockwood kids start receiving the COVID vaccine, we reached out to our school nurse for some advice on what to do if normal vaccine symptoms appear the day of or after receiving the vaccine. Here's the advice:

If students are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms at school and have been vaccinated 1-3 days prior, students will NOT be sent home or asked to obtain any Covid testing if symptoms appear to be side effects from recent vaccination. If symptoms progress beyond the expected time for vaccine-related side effects, students will be asked to obtain testing or alternative diagnosis. Nurses will be asking if a student has recently received a Covid-19 vaccination as part of our assessment for a student with symptoms. Side effects may include:

Side Effects, COVID Vaccination:

Children given the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had side effects like those experienced by people aged 16 and older. The most commonly reported side effects include:

  • Pain where the shot was given

  • Fatigue

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Muscle pain

  • Fever

  • Joint pain

Similar to adults, children have side effects that typically last 1 to 3 days. More adolescents reported these side effects, except for injection site pain, after the second dose of the vaccine. However, many people have no side effects.

Principal Redshaw's PTA Report (Power Point presentation from 9/28/2021 PTA Meeting:


COVID-19 SCHOOL INFO:


Elementary School Counseling

Mr. Kim's presentation on the role of an elementary school counselor (PowerPoint presentation from 9/28/2021 PTA General Meeting):

Intro to School Counselor '21

Northshore Learns 3.0

Northshore School District's main page for everything related to the pandemic and e-learning. Find information about food and childcare assistance, health resources, event cancellations or updates, e-learning links and more.

https://www.nsd.org/northshore-learns


Community Resource List from Nurse Sue

24 Hour Crisis Line: 2-1-1

Call on any phone

www.crisisclinic.org


Hopelink

11011 120th Ave NE Kirkland

Food, Housing Stability, Energy assistance - Emergency Food available

www.hopelink.org

425-889-7880


ParentHelp123

Helping families and teens in WA State find programs and resources

www.parenthelp123.org

1-800-322-2588


North Helpline

12736 33rd Ave NE #100

Seattle, WA 98125

Food, Pregnancy and Baby Supplies, Financial, Health

www.northhelpline.org

206-367-3477


Other Local Food Resources:

Some local food banks may not be operating on their regular schedule right now and are instead offering pre-packed bags of groceries:

  • Woodinville Storehouse: http://www.woodinvillestorehouse.org/

  • Bothell Community Kitchen @ Bothell United Methodist Church

  • The Northshore Senior Center is offering lunches to-go for seniors. Call: 425-487-2411 by 11.00 a.m.

  • The Northshore Senior Center has a pop-up food bank on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. This resource is free to anyone who needs it

  • 'Open Kitchen' at Redmond UMC (16540 NE 80th St, Redmond) prepacked dinners- every Wednesday - 5-7pm


Getting Help

https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/getting-help


Washington State Department of Social and Human Services

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/


If you have had a decrease in employment- Apply for school meals now:

https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-breakfast-lunch

By applying and qualifying you may be eligible for other state/federal programs


Child Care Resources:

www.childcare.org

206-329-5544

800-446-1114


Questions: Contact Lockwood School Nurse Sue Desrosier, RN at sdesrosier@nsd.org or 425-408-5806 (phones monitored)


Agency Resource List from Nurse Sue

PSE : Puget Sound Energy

https://www.pse.com/pages/bill-and-weatherization-assistance?srce=cta

1-888-225-5773

PSE encourages anyone facing hardship to reach out to and learn more about options such as payment plans, changing their bill’s due date and the assistance funds available through our EnergyHelp portal.

It has been advised that families who are not going to be able to meet their expected bill- should make contact with the company and explain their situation or use the web page to request support.


City of Kenmore: Rent Moratorium

The temporary moratorium will be in effect until October 15, 2020, may be extended. Prevents the assessment of late fees. It has been advised that families who are not going to be able to meet their expected bill- should make contact with their landlord and explain their situation. A partial payment can be made.


Unemployment

https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment


Basic foods/WIC


Phone services

Please connect with your service provider and let them know of your situation

http://www.phone-bill-assistance.com/lifeline/WA


Northshore Utilities

http://www.nud.net/my-account/payment-information/low-income-discount-program

Please contact our office at (425) 398-4402 or billing@nud.net if you have any questions about the program or need help completing the application.