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.
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
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
The Family Healing Center in Port Angeles is hosing a session of the Incredible Years Pre-School Program Parenting Class, every Tuesday, June 5 - October 2, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. FREE childcare and dinner are provided during this parenting class. Participants will learn how to promote positive behaviors and develop social/emotional skills in their children. Registration is required. See the flyer for more information. IY_PA_FHC_2018.pdf
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.
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
First Step has posted their summer flyers for the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn programs in Chimacum, Brinnon, and Port Hadlock. Parents and children come together to hear stories, have snacks, do crafts, and participate in circle time and supportive discussions. Visit the First Step Webiste for more information.