Request for Proposals and Letters of Interest
Student Support Advocate (SSA) Expansion RFP
Snohomish County Human Services, Behavioral Health & Veterans Division, is seeking proposals from Snohomish County Public School Districts for an expansion of the already existing Student Support Advocate (SSA) program. The SSA program targets students identified as high risk for behavioral health issues, including substance use and mental health concerns, and involves placing a case manager (the SSA) in a school to help identify at-risk students’ needs and connect students and families with relevant services in and outside of the K-12 system. This current opportunity is open to Districts without an already existing County-funded SSA program and located in the following regions: North Snohomish County (Arlington, Darrington, and Lakewood school districts) and East Snohomish County (Index, Lake Stevens, and Snohomish School Districts).
Request for Proposal (RFP) documents are found below, as well as the Snohomish County Human Services Basic Terms and Conditions.
Final proposals are due via email to Amanda.Franke@snoco.org no later than Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 3pm. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools
Snohomish County Human Services, Behavioral Health & Veterans Division, is offering an opportunity to Snohomish County public schools to participate in a program to build the framework of a trauma-informed District. Four cohorts, comprised of 24 Snohomish County schools, elementary through high school, and two whole Districts, have already begun the work of installing Trauma-Informed Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (T-MTSS). The goals of implementing trauma-informed practices (TIP)/T-MTSS in whole Districts as well as individual school settings include, but are not limited to, the following: decreased exclusionary discipline; decreased absenteeism; increased graduation rates; increased teaching time; increased student sense of belonging and self-competency; and increased staff knowledge and skills to manage behaviors and create meaningful relationships with all students. Trauma-informed practice implementation is a universal intervention, and best-practices apply to all students, not just those with known trauma.
The Snohomish County Human Services Department is currently letters of interest from the following:
- For new, whole Districts (District-level consultation). This opportunity is available to every District with Snohomish County schools (excluding Lake Stevens and Marysville, who are already involved in District-level work).
- For Cohort 3 schools: This opportunity is available for Cohort 3 schools who would like to apply for Year 3. This includes the following schools: Evergreen & North Middle Schools (Everett); Maltby Elementary & Park Place Middle School (Monroe); and Sultan Middle & Sultan High School (Sultan).
Questions & Answers will be posted as received in this document. Please check back regularly.
Questions must be emailed (no phone calls will be accepted) to Amanda Franke at Amanda.Franke@snoco.org.