Research Assistant Position for Housing First Study

The Homelessness Advocacy, Research, and Collaboration (HARC) Lab

at DePaul University is seeking research assistants

for a Seattle Housing First study

Project summary: In collaboration with DESC (515 3rd Ave. Seattle), HARC Lab is examining outcomes in two housing interventions for people who have experienced homelessness to improve the delivery of housing services in Seattle and other communities.

Questions? Contact Danielle Vaclavik, Study Coordinator, at

Ready to apply? Send CV/Resume + Cover Letter to

Flyer for Housing First RAs (5.27.16).pdf

M.S. Construction Management CMOSH Track

The CMOSH program is a new track within the M.S. Construction Management degree program at the University of Washington, with a specific emphasis on Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health. This track aims to produce construction management leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to integrate project management and occupational health safety for true project success.

Full financial support may also be available to students. Contingent upon funding from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the CMOSH track will provide up to three trainee fellowship positions (including tuition waivers and monthly stipend benefits) to highly qualified applicants who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. Applications for 2016 autumn enrollment are due on/before July 1.

For more information, please visit our website: or see attached flyer.

CMOSH Flyer 2016.pdf

Fuel Your Future Summer Americorps Positions

United Way of King County is seeking Fuel Your Future Summer Corps members to end childhood hunger in King County! We are seeking 100 full time members to be a part of United Way’s Summer Meals Program, a program to help children and teens access healthy meals during the summer.

In King County, 100,000 low-income children and teenagers rely on free or discounted meals during the school year, but less than 20% access free meals during the summer. Serve the community this summer at partner meal sites across King County to deliver free meals and educational activities to children while concurrently developing meaningful professional and life skills.

What you’ll do:

  • You will be assigned to one or more Summer Meals sites where you will go on a daily basis. At the site, your job will be to make a fun, safe and engaging environment for kids.
  • You will serve meals to kids and ensure that you are accurately counting all meals.
  • You will plan and lead activities for kids and families.
  • You will ensure that all rules for the Summer Meals program are being followed
  • You will be helping to prepare meals prior each day.
  • You will go out into the community that you’re serving in to increase awareness and get the word out about the Summer Meals program.
  • You will work with a cohort of 80 other End Summer Hunger Campaign Corps members to build a stronger community and end childhood hunger.
  • You will engage with parents, kids, nonprofit leaders and community members on a daily basis.

What we’re looking for:

  • Self-starters who are passionate about improving their community and public service.
  • Experience working with and actively engaging with children.
  • High-energy, outgoing personality
  • Strong verbal communication and can effectively promote the Summer Meals program to parents, kids and other community members.
  • A willingness to be flexible and do whatever it takes to feed hungry kids.
  • Ability to create a fun environment while following the federal guidelines of the Summer Meals program.
  • Creativity when it comes to working with kids and getting the word out about the Summer Meals program.
  • Staying organized in hectic environments.
  • Access to reliable transportation to the site(s) you’re assigned to.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience with community outreach and mobilization
  • Foreign language skills, especially Spanish or East African languages

Program Eligibility:

There are a number of eligibility requirements that must be met in order to be considered for the position.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be aU.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must be available 40 hours a week for five days a week from June 20th, 2016 to August 26th, 2016 and available for mandatory training from June 20th – 22nd
  • Cannot miss more than two days of the entire term of service. No exceptions can be made.
  • Must go through a Washington State Patrol background check, FBI Background check and National Sex Offender Registry check

What you gain:

  • A living allowed of $1,222 per month
  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of roughly $1,200 or a cash stipend ($230-290, depending upon length of term) after successful completion of the summer.
  • Public transportation to and from your site provided (ORCA)
  • Gain experience working in the community with a respected nonprofit
  • Develop community engagement and data tracking skills
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of a federally funded and administered program
  • School credit available, must be arranged by individual
  • Training provided in site management, marketing, youth engagement, and data tracking
  • Receive your food handler’s permit
  • Becoming part of the AmeriCorps Network and a part of a high impact team

Deadline extended until Friday, June 17th!


Summer Quarter 2016 Groups at Hall Health


We are glad to announce our Summer Quarter Groups.

Please disseminate widely.

Hall Health Mental Health

Summer Quarter Groups 2016

1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm. Starting June 22, 2016 and June 23, 2016 respectively. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

2. International Student Support Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Starting June 29, 2016. This is a support group for international students who want to develop interpersonal skills, increase emotional awareness, and practice self-care habits in a multi-cultural context. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitators, Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or Jenny Schwickerath, MSW, schwick or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

3. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo .

4. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting July 12, 2016. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitator Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen.

5. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Two sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00 starting July 12, 2016; and Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 am starting July 13, 2016. Eight weeks. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4. For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941; meghanng

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to for more information about our groups.

ENV H 445 Solid Waste Management–Autumn 2016

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences is offering ENV H 445 Solid Waste Management this fall.

This course would be of interest to both B.A and B.S Public Health Majors.

ENV H 445 used to have physics and calculus as prerequisites, but it has been completely redesigned to make it accessible to those who are interested in trash, but may not have the science background.

It’s being held on Friday afternoon to accommodate field trips, and the entire class will taught in a highly active learning format.


Summer 2016 Social Work Electives

Soc W 598B – DSM V and Public Child Welfare Services

SLN: 13436
Open to seniors and grad students; other students by instructor’s permission.

Instructor: Carmela Washington-Harvey
Dates: Fridays—June 24, July 8, July 29 and August, 12, 2016 during 9:30 am—4:30 pm in SWS B14

This course will focus on understanding the use of DSM V as a diagnostic tool in mental health status and parenting evaluations in Child Welfare cases. These evaluations are generally sought or court ordered in dependency cases where there is a question as to the parent or custodial guardian’s capacity to parent children who have been subject to child abuse or neglect. Intended course outcomes include: refining critical thinking and understanding of all elements of diagnostic assessment and diagnosis as it relates to child welfare and custody decisions in dependency cases. Examine and expand understanding of the definition of Culture in Diagnosis as defined in the DSM-V and related implications in parenting and mental health status evaluations. Explore the methodological challenges in this work across gender and ethnic communities. Group exercises, case studies, literature reviews, presentations, and, if appropriate, film will be used to compliment class instruction.

Course Objectives include:

· Identification of key elements that would necessitate requesting a parenting, psychological or mental status evaluation

· Examination of current trends in diagnosis of mental illness, child abuse, and related factors in but not limited to Child Welfare cases

· Develop a general working knowledge of the use of diagnosis in mental health evaluations

· How to critique court ordered evaluations and information received from mental health providers (i.e. omissions, lack of clarity)

· Discuss the factors (i.e., individual bias) that may influence evaluation process