Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

February 21, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
Lizbeth Reyes

Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

Join YWCA Spokane this February, during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, as we engage key Spokane leaders in a progress-minded conversation about youth self-regulation and social emotional learning.

    • What: A progress-minded conversation with key leaders in our community
    • Topic: Self-regulation and social emotional learning with youth
      : Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | noon – 1:00pm
    • Where: Virtual event (link provided after registration)
    • Cost: Free and open to the public (registration required)
    • Accessibility: Auto-generated closed captions available
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Meet the Panelists

Jaime Stacy


Founder and Executive Director of Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG)

Strong Women Achieving Greatness (SWAG) exists to equip, empower, and mentor young women in their journey of becoming their best selves. SWAG has served over 800 participants in the Spokane community and continues to partner with organizations to bring resources, experiences, and hope to young women as they define and pursue their own success. Jaime believes in serving her community. Her service includes serving as a board member of Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, a member of the NAACP, Delta Kappa Gamma, advisor for the Social Justice Club at Rogers High School, as well as the Black Student Union. Jaime made history as the first African American candidate to run for Mead School Board. Despite her loss, she continues to use her voice and platform to promote the spirit of hope and unity in the Mead community, founding the group Hope Rising in Mead. Jaime is the author of two children’s books, and hopes to write more books in the future. Her desire is to always spread love; to be a faithful example of strength, courage, and honor.

Rumyana Kudeva (she/her)

Early Childhood Specialist with the Beginnings Matter Program,
Spokane Regional Health District

Rumyana is a bi-lingual Bulgarian-American with more than 20 years of experience working in social work and public health. Rumyana holds a masters degree in social work and public health, and a doctorate in clinical social work. She has specialized in clinical social work with children and adolescents in outpatient community settings, shelters, and street outreach. Additionally, she has taught social work and community work at EWU, WA and Federation University, Australia. Rumyana currently works at Spokane Regional Health District, Community Health Division where she works alongside Spokane leaders and communities to strengthen community resilience and supports for families and children. Rumyana is a trained HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) facilitator and technical assistance provider supporting community organizations in strengths-based approaches to working with families and children.

Meet the Moderator

Caroline Mark (she/her)

Associate Therapist for Children and Families,
YWCA Spokane

Caroline Mark, MSW, LSWAIC, is dedicated to supporting the mental health journey of children and families impacted by intimate partner domestic violence as an Associate Therapist at YWCA Spokane. Specializing in modalities rooted in play, compassionate curiosity, and racial equity, she brings a client-led and empathetic approach to her practice. Originally from the Midwest, Caroline has been a part of YWCA Spokane since August of 2021–prior to her interagency transition to the Mental Health Services Department, she was a TANF Advocate and Prevention Specialist. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University and is a trained EMDR Child Specialist.

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Questions for the Panelists

Feel free to submit any questions you have for our panel in advance. There will be time held at the event for live question and answer as well.

Pathways Forward Question Submission Feb 21 2024
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About Pathways Forward

YWCA Spokane’s series of progress-minded community conversations.

Pathways Forward is a free, virtual, educational, roundtable discussion series designed to pave a path forward by engaging the community in conversations with local experts, leaders, and YWCA staff members. Find past Pathways Forward events here.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an annual month long initiative focused on raising awareness and providing education to prevent Teen Dating Violence. The theme for this year’s initiative is “Love like that” and the essential aspect of “Love Like That” calls on us all to create a world of positive actions to express and show healthy love in various ways.

This Pathways Forward event will focus on defining self-regulation and understanding the positive long term effects social emotional learning can have on youth. This conversation will also support adults in finding ways to engage youth in their journey to self-regulation and social emotional learning. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month campaign runs throughout February. There’s many other ways to get involved with this initiative, to learn more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and “Love like that” check out Love is Respect.

Love is Respect