Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, First Step Family Support Center, and Clallam Resilience Project have partnered for this commuity event on Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am -noon, that will begin with an overview of NEAR Science. Lunch will be followed by a discussion of how NEAR Science and Trauma Supportive practices impact and can inform our collective work on food security, healthy food access, and physical activity.
Bonnie Schmidt, Early Childhood Educator and trained NEAR Science presenter, will present on NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resliency) on Wednesday, March 27 at the PA Library. Learn the science behind human behavior, and explore the impacts of trauma and toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behaviors, and choices.
Resource: What is epigenetics?
BONNIE BERMAN 14 HOURS AGO
How does epigenetics relate to child development? New resource from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child explains.
Science tells us that the interactions between genes and environment shape human development. “Epigenetics” is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—including the experiences we provide for children—actually affect the expression of their genes. This means that the old idea that genes are "set in stone" has been disproven. Nature vs. Nurture is no longer a debate. It's nearly always both!
To understand more about epigenetics and how it affects child development and long-term health outcomes, check out this new infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child: https://developingchild.harvar...o-child-development/
Hidden in Plain Sight
Participants will walk through a mock teen bedroom and try to identify 70+ items which can indicate problems or risky behaviors, including drug use, mental health concerns, unhealthy relationships, and human trafficking. Discussion will follow on popular local youth trends and tools will be provided to help parents navigate the teen years and talk to youth about important issues. Must be 18+ to attend.
Prevention Works! is seeking a new Program Coordinator to join our team. The position is for a part-time, one year contract with option to renew annually. Responsibilities include grant writing, fund raising, and administrative support to the Prevention Works! Board of Directors. For more information, please read the full position description. Applications must be postmarked by January 11, 2019. Coordinator_Position.pdf
Mondays, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Six Sessions, Begins November 12
Jefferson Elementary, Port Angeles
Community members are invited to join this community conversation around ACEs and Resiliency.
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am - Noon, Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, Port Angeles. Event Flyer.
High in Plain Sight
Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles
Everyone is invited! This is a one stop shop services event for anyone who is very low income, at risk of becoming homeless, or already homeless. Free information and assistance from approximately 50 different agencies/service providers will be available in areas such as housing, ID vouchers, health insurance, haircuts, clothing, food, and much more.
Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher present:
Parenting the Love & Logic Way
Tuesdays, starting February 5, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Library, Port Angeles
Parents who sign up for this six-session parenting program will learn practical skills they can begin using immediately with their children, 2-8 years old. Topics include how to: avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm, set enforceable limits, help your kids learn from mistakes, and more! Family dinner and child care are provided. The program is FREE, but parents are asked to register.
Join us for the 2019 PW! Annual Meeting: The State of Our Children, Youth, and Families in Clallam County
Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Linkletter Auditorium (downstairs)
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles
In keeping with Prevention Works! mission to “promote positive childhoods in Clallam County," Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, County Health Officer, will present Clallam County Health Assessment Data, highlighting areas of concern and positive responses already underway in Clallam County.
Appointed as the Clallam County Health Officer on September 4th, 2018, Dr. Unthank graduated from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her medical doctorate and a masters in public health in epidemiology and biostatics. Dr. Unthank completed a residence in family medicine at the University of Washington and has been working as a family physician at the Jamestown Family Health Center in Sequim in addition to her duties as County Health Officer.
This is Prevention Works! annual public meeting, open to the public. The presentation will be followed by questions, discussion, and a community call to action.
A resource table will be available and refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to share the event flyer.
First Step is hosting a FREE Community Cafe on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at their center in Port Angeles. Families are encouraged to come enjoy dinner and participate in a conversation highlighting parents' experiences and perspectives. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP to Minnie at minnie_fstep@olypen or 360-457-8355. You can also view the event flyer on Facebook here.