Seneca Washington

Overview

Seneca Washington provides a continuum of care ranging from school-based to community-based programs. Seneca’s programs in Washington State represent the agency’s first full-time presence outside of California.

Seneca currently partners with Seattle Public Schools and charter schools in the Puget Sound area to provide assistance in designing inclusive school-wide practices and systems with a focus on early identification and intervention. Our work is guided by Seneca’s Unconditional Education model, which offers a framework for integrated and multi-tiered systems of support that promote the academic, social-emotional and behavioral development of ALL students at each school.

Seneca Washington’s community-based programs offer a continuum of supports that span the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health. Seneca provides comprehensive mental health services through an outpatient clinic and Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) throughout South King County. Seneca also partners with King County and other community-based organizations in implementing an outreach program for commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and works as part of the Juvenile Justice Assessment Team at the Children and Family Justice Center.

Topics
Washington Services

Technical assistance: Implementation of the positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) model, trainings in trauma-informed practices, Commercially Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Outreach and trainings

Community-Based Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Services: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Outreach, Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT), Outpatient Clinic, and Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe)

Student Supports, including:
Behavioral: Crisis management and re-integration of students with behavioral needs back into the classroom as quickly as possible so that they can continue to learn. Academic: Generating and implementing specially designed instruction that is aligned with and enriches the grade-level curriculum.
Mental health: Treatment planning and provision of individualized therapeutic services for students with emotional challenges.

Washington Programs

Outpatient Clinic:
For local young people and families impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, and other profound challenges, Seneca’s outpatient clinic offers individual and family therapy, intensive social-emotional support and crisis services, and psychiatry services. The Outpatient Clinic is actively accepting referrals. Our main service areas are: South Seattle (below I-90), West Seattle, White Center, Burien, Tukwila, SeaTac, Des Moines and Renton. We can, however, be flexible and serve children and families in other areas in King County as needed. Please send any Medicaid eligible clients our way; click here to access the Outpatient Referral Form (English) or Outpatient Referral Form (Spanish). To refer a child/youth or to ask any questions, please contact:
Phone: (206) 490-0865 - Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Email: KCOutpatient@senecacenter.org

Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe):
The WISe program is a family-centered, individualized, and strength-based intensive service for Medicaid-eligible children and youth from birth to 21 years old. This program uses a team-based approach to address complex needs for youths and families and support them in meeting their identified goals.
For questions or to make referrals call the Seneca WISe line at (206) 490-0985 or (877) 949-4647. To learn more about the WISe program, contact WISe Supervisor Helen Roubinian at helen_roubinian@senecacenter.org.

Washington Programs, Continued

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Outreach – King County
The Seneca CSEC Outreach Program partners with schools, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and healthcare providers to build the capacity of school and other professionals to identify and engage with youth who are at risk of sexual exploitation or are currently exploited. For more information on Seneca’s CSEC Outreach work, visit our CSEC Outreach page.

Juvenile Justice Assessment Team (JJAT) – King County
In partnership with Ryther Center for Children and Youth, Seneca conducts mental health assessments, substance use disorder assessments, and family linkages for youth ages 12 to 20 that enter the juvenile justice system. JJAT works to divert youth with behavioral needs from further involvement in the juvenile justice system and decrease incidences or severity of chemical dependency and mental health diagnosis in young people. To learn more about JJAT, contact Program Supervisor Helen Roubinian at helen_roubinian@senecacenter.org.

School-Based Programs

Unconditional Education, Charter Schools - Seattle, Tacoma Implemented in California and Washington State, Seneca’s Unconditional Education (UE) model empowers the entire school community with the skills and resources they need to implement a multi-tiered system of academic, behavioral, and social emotional supports for all students. For more information on the Unconditional Education Program in Washington charter schools, contact Gini Sanders at gini_sanders@senecacenter.org.

Unconditional Education, Seattle Public Schools - Seattle Seneca provides direct service support to multiple Seattle public schools, as well as school- and district-level systems development. To learn more about Seneca's partnership with Seattle Public Schools, contact Sasha Tyshler at sasha_tyshler@senecacenter.org.

InTandem Program - Seattle
For information on Seneca’s day treatment program at InTandem, contact washingtoninfo@senecacenter.org.

Contact

Washington State Administrative Headquarters

Address: Coming soon!
Phone: 206-948-0096
Email: washingtoninfo@senecacenter.org 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Seneca Washington is committed to practicing cultural humility and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our workplaces, schools, and communities. To read more about Seneca Washington's DEI commitment, click here.

Our Staff
Seneca staff are committed to providing high quality care in partnership with the children and families we serve. In accordance with WAC 388-877-0640(1) and RCW 18.19.060, please see our Counselor Disclosure for a list of our staff and their credentials.

For information on current Seneca Washington employment opportunities, click here. Questions? Our recruiting team can be reached at hr@senecacenter.org or 510-317-1437.

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