North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

Seeking suicide prevention coordinator

The TTUSD Wellness program is recruiting a Suicide Prevention Coordinator to help coordinate the efforts of the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force, to include: scheduling QPR (suicide education trainings), launching a Know the Signs Campaign and supporting the work of the YSP Task Force. This will be a contract position through TTUSD to start as soon as possible. Please email Corine Harvey at if you have questions.

Fall swim team

Take advantage of a cooperative agreement with Granlibakken Property Owners Association and TC Parks and Recreation: sign up for Fall Swim Team. Improve stroke development, efficiency, and endurance through participation in this program. It also provides water safety awareness and an opportunity for your child to improve his or her physical health and overall fitness. The fall season runs Sept. 3 to Oct. 3. Choose either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. The fee for the fall season is $125; additional siblings will receive a 10 percent discount. To register call the Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department at 530-583-3440, ext. 10.

Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces crisis intervention training

Tahoe SAFE Alliance announced the schedule for its eight-week Crisis Intervention Training, which will begin Sept. 10. All volunteers at Tahoe SAFE Alliance who work with clients must successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training. The full calendar, draft syllabus and volunteer application are available at Interested parties may send an e-mail to Please apply by Sept. 2. Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s Crisis Intervention Training is an intensive 68-hour course at the Reynolds’s Non-Profit Center in Incline Village. Topics covered include: the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault, cultural diversity, substance abuse, legal issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse, acquaintance rape, child abuse, suicide, peer counseling and crisis intervention techniques.

Graduates from this course are provided with a certificate of completion and are recognized as able to work in Crisis Intervention and Peer Counseling. Successful completion of the course will allow volunteers to contribute in any of the Tahoe SAFE Alliance client-based programs. These programs include, the 24-Hour Community Help Line, the Children’s Program, the Violence Prevention Program, and the Safehouse Program.

For more information call Karen Caret, executive director at 775-298-0162 or

Tahoe Forest Health System community blood drives

Tahoe Forest Health System will begin hosting community blood drives beginning in September. “There is a constant need for a continuous supply of blood for hospitals and other care providers,” said Vern Barnes, TFHS executive director of laboratory services. “There are blood shortages across the nation, due in part to the stringent requirements for usable blood. It’s important to have a strong local supply.”

The first community blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 7-11 a.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room. Appointments are available at or by calling 530-582-6414. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program. Donating blood takes about one hour.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 years of age and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit

For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit

Bar Effect class for mom, art class for the kids

Owner of the Bar Effect in Truckee, trainer Michelle Rahlves is instructing Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. group Bar Effect Classes at the CR Johnson Healing Center. To accommodate mothers there will be an hour-long art class for children. For Bar Effect pricing visit Kids Art Class will be $5 for the first child, and $3 for the second child. Proceeds from both classes will benefit the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center. CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108 Truckee,, 530-587-4453.

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