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
Join us for the 2019 PW! Annual Meeting!
Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles
Dr. Allison Unthank, Clallam County Health Officer, will present a "State of Our Youth" address for Clallam County. The presentation will be followed by questions, discussion, and a community call to action. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.
It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Families at both the Sequim and Port Angeles Back to School Fairs can get school supplies, immunizations, and learn more about other community programs. Don't miss these fun, family events.
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
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
SAFE: Suicide Awareness for Everyone trainings are for anyone – professional and non-professionals – over the age of 15. It is designed to raise suicide awareness and teach basic skills, and is based on the nationally recognized QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) “Gatekeeper” training. Trainings will held in Forks, Sequim, Port Angeles, Chimicum, and Bremerton the last week of July. See the event flyer for more information and to register. Registrations are due June 20. SAFE_Suicide_Prevention_Training_Flyer_2018.pdf
Mondays, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Six Sessions, Begins November 12
Jefferson Elementary, Port Angeles
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
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
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!
The Lower Elwha Family Advocacy Program is hosting two events on Wednesday, June 27: the Lower Elwha 5th Annual Resource Fair and a Community Family Night.
The Community Family Night: Awareness begins at 5:30 pm. A free dinner and arts/crafts are provided for children. Ellen Fetchiet, Mental Health Professional Counselor, and Beatriz Arakawa, Program Manager and Victim Advocate, will present: “Why did I not sense it, sooner? Violence and Substance Abuse,” and an overview of services provided by the Lower Elwha Family Advocacy program. For more information, please visit the event flyer: Family_night_June_27th_2018_PDF_flyer.pdf