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  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

  • Promote Youth Academic Success

  • Identify Young Children with Mental, Emotional or Behavioral Problems and Provide Support

  • Reduce Violent and Aggressive Behavior by and to Youth

  • Increase Parenting Support for Families with Young Children

Parents Night Out - Winter Calendar

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Parent to Parent offers emotional support, laughter, needed resources, and a safe space to talk for parents of children with special needs.  “Come join the conversation with other parents who get it.”  Friday nights, beginning at 5:00 pm.  January 18 (PA), February 22 (Sequim), and March 22 (PA). 

Love and Logic - Winter 2019

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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.

PW! 2019 Annual Meeting

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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.

Community Cafe for PA Families

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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.

 

 

 

Reunification Center Workshop

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Everyone is invited to a workshop on Friday, June 27, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Port Angeles City Council Chambers to learn the most effective ways to support community members after a mass casualty incident.  Reunification Centers with trained volunteers from places such as school districts,the faith based community, and the behavioral health profession, will play a vital role helping our community move forward after emergencies and disasters.  This workshop will provide the basic information on the most effective ways to work with people who are gathered at Reunification Centers. Reunification_Centers_with_Dr._Mary_Schoenfeldt_July_27_2018_delta_1.pdf 

SmileMobile in Sequim, August 6-10

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You can schedule an appointment now for the SmileMobile dental clinic when it comes to Sequim Boys and Girls Club, August 6-10.  The SmileMobile provides dental services to all children, teens, and pregnant women.  They accept Apple Health, Provider One, and have a sliding fee scale.  To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-286-9105.  Smile_Mobile-Schedule_attached.pdf  La_clAnica_dental.pdf

Program Coordinator for Prevention Works!

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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

 

 

Love and Logic Parenting Class

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Mondays, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Six Sessions, Begins November 12
Jefferson Elementary, Port Angeles
Parenting Matters presents a FREE six-session parenting education course geared towards families with children ages 2-8, Parenting the Love and Logic Way. A family dinner is included, child care (please ask for details when registering), and each child that attends will receive a free book at each session. The course will be taught by Independent Facilitator, Amanda Sanders from Lutheran Community Services.  Please register so we may plan accordingly. Call Amanda at 360-452-5437 or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please see the flyer for more information.

 

 

Ellen Galinsky to Speak in Port Angeles

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Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Lifeskills Every Child Needs, is coming to Port Angeles on Tuesday, October 16.  She will present two sessions:

  • Interactive Workshop for teachers, childcare providers, and other professionals, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Peninsula College Student Union
  • Community Presentation for parents, grandparents, and any other community members who care about children, 6:30 - 8:00, Peninsula College Little Theater.

Both events are FREE!  Sponsorship provided by Prevention Works! and the Port Angeles School District.  Facilities provided by the Early Learning & Family Life Education Programs at Peninsula College.  You can view the event flyer here: Ellen_Galinskys_Flyer.pdf

Health and Safety Fair

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Saturday, August 11, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Port Angeles
To celebrate National Health Center Week, the North Olympic Healthcare Network has partnered with many organizations in Port Angeles and Sequim to host this fun community event.  There will be “tons of helpful information, connections, and all the watermelon you can eat!”  Check out the event flyer for more information.  FINALHealthFairFlyer.pdf

70 CASA Volunteers Needed

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Clallam County CASA advocates for children in foster care who are going through the dependency court system. Volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) are often the only person within the system who is a consistent presence throughout the legal process, and the only person who is advocating for the child’s best interest. National CASA statistics have shown that a child with a GAL spends less time in foster care, has fewer moves (if at all), is more likely to finish their high school education, and is less likely to engage in risky behaviors, versus the children who are not represented. It is powerful to witness the impacts that we can have for families just by having an advocate volunteer ten hours a month! 

Cooking with the Seasons Class

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Cooking with the Seasons is a free, six series cooking class for children (ages 8-11) and the adults who care for them.  Each class includes tastings, hands-on kitchen skills, recipes, nutritional information, and goodies to take home.  The series is currently planned for three locations: Sequim Boys and Girls Club, Sequim Community Church, and the North Olympic Skills Center in Port Angeles.  Space is limited.  Call or email WSU extension to register: 360-417-2279 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     Cooking_with_the_Seasons.pdf