First Step Family Support Center starts Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Tools of the Mind and Make Parenting a Pleasure classes in January! Please click on the name of each class for more information:
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn in Port Angeles: January 3rd – March 14th, Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Infants and Toddlers) 11-12:30 p.m. (Pre-Schoolers). Located at First Step Family Support Center, contact Krista for more information 360-640-4003.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn in Sequim: January 9th – March 27th, Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. Located at North Olympic Library Sequim Branch, contact Alicia for more information 360-207-4830.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn in Brinnon: January 10th – March 28th, Wednesdays 10:15-11:45 a.m. Located at Brinnon School, contact Alicia for more information 360-207-4830.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn in Neah Bay: starts March 15th, Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. Located at the Makah Community Gym, contact Rachel for more information 360-797-5414.
Tools of the Mind: January 2nd – May 24th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Located at First Step Family Support Center, contact Krista for more information 360-640-4003.
Make Parenting a Pleasure: January 11th – March 22nd, Thursdays 5:30-7:00 p.m. Located at First Step Family Support Center, contact Melissa for more information 360-461-1072.
Please join us on Tuesday, January 23 for our 20th Anniversary Celebration and screening of the film Resilience, "The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope." This documentary describes how toxic stress can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases. It also describes the start of a movement determined to fight back.
Together we can promote resilience in our families and our community! Please join us to view the film and guided discussion. We will also have a community resource table; bring flyers or other information that you would like to share. Snacks will be provided.
Prevention Works! 20th Anniversary and Resilience Screening
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Olympic Medical Center, Linkletter Hall
See you there! Please see our event flyer for more information: 2018JanMeeting.png
Prevention Works! is pleased to issue the 2018 Great Beginnings Early Learning Initiative Request for Proposals in partnership with the United Way of Clallam County to support early learning programs. Programs funded will help meet the goals of ensuring that children are ready to achieve in school and/or supporting stable and healthy families. Program activities should provide services in one of the following categories:
- Parenting Education and Outreach
- Educating the Community
- Intervention for At-Risk Children
- Systematic Approach to School Readiness
Save the Date! Prevention Works! is hosting it's annual meeting on Tuesday, January 23!
We will be screening the 2016 film Resilience, which explores how toxic stress can impact the brains and bodies of children, and discussing next steps. Toxic stress can put children at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. Resilience also highlights how some professionals are fighting back to protect children from the effects of toxic stress.
We will be meeting in the late afternoon/early evening at Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Please plan to join the conversation!
Is it ever hard to connect with your teen?
LiFT is a 5 hour program that brings High Schoolers and their parents* together to share family values, strengthen family bonds, and talk about the tough stuff—like relationships and sexual health.
• Support your teen to achieve their goals
• Help your teen to make healthy choices
• Encourage your teen to open up to you
• Enjoy food and prizes
• Teens earn $110 for participating, adults earn $80
• December 9th, 2017 10am-4 pm
• At the Lincoln Center in Port Angeles
or sign-up today online www.bit.do/LiFTsignup
First Step Family Support Center is hosting a free Kaleidoscope Play and Learn on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am at the Sequim Library, November 21 - December 19. For more information contact Alicia at 360-207-4830 or see the attached flyer. PlayLearn_Sequim.jpg
Logo Design Contest Extended!
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website. We promote ways to nurture our children and strengthen our communities. The Board recently decided to focus its efforts on the world of early childhood, ages 0-8.
We support parenting classes, universal screening for children, development of life/executive skills in children, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
• Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
• The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
• The winner will receive a monetary prize of at least $125!
Please email us with any questions or for more information.
Save the Date!
24th Annual Early Childhood Conference, March 17, 8:15am - 4:30pm,
SAVE THE DATE! The Olympic Peninsula Chapter of WAEYC (former OPAEYC) is excited to announce, after years of trying, that this year’s conference will be presented by the Ooey Gooey Lady®, Lisa Murphy, M.Ed.
This conference is for people with an interest in the education and development of young children and their families, including people who work in child care centers, family child care homes, Head Start, ECEAP, preschools, primary grades and school age child care programs. STARS/MERIT and Clock Hours will be available. More information to come!
The Cognitive-Affective divide: How adult attachment theory informs client counseling and conflict psychology by teasing out two primary patterns of self-protective strategies
This 3-hour workshop is intended for mental health and parenting professionals, who are interested in understanding how childhood attachment experience impacts patterns of adult thinking and behaving. Attachment theory identifies how many or most people develop a cognitive or affective orientation (or bias) to how they think and behave in the context of subjectively perceived dangerous situations. In terms of activating the attachment system, danger is broadly defined and can include family disputes and problems, and the issues that commonly present during holiday times. We will look at what attachment theory is, and compare the two primary models of attachment, the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM) and the ABC+D model. From an attachment perspective, we will look at how ACES and trauma history can impact reflective function and intensity of attachment patterns. We will briefly review the disorganized category, and its limitations and the problems with its use identified by the developers of the disorganized theory.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017.
Time: 9:00-12:20 (3 hours with two 10 minute breaks)
Location: Mark Baumann’s office, 1337 W. 5th Street, Port Angeles (corner of 5th and G) (Location may be changed.
Complexity level: advanced
CE: (not applied for, but it may be possible to do so if you ask)
Cost: Free for Clallam and Jefferson practitioners, otherwise $75
Please contact Mark if you would like to set up this training for your agency or in your local community.
Prevention Works! is now on Facebook. Follow us for parenting tips like this one:
Discipline is one of the hardest things to get right as a parent. Make sure your expectations match your child's abilities. The "Discipline Do's" from Zero to Three includes a parent check and different ideas for toddlers and young children. Discipline_Dos__An_Empathic_and_Effective_Approach_to_Addressing_Challenging_Behaviors_in_Young_Children.pdf
Prevention Works! has been working to make Clallam County a better place to live for almost 20 years. We are planning for the future, and would like a new logo to represent us on social media and our website.
We would like a new logo that represents who we are and what we do. Our current programs focus on helping parents and children: we support parenting classes, universal screening for children, anti-bullying efforts, and more. Anyone may submit an idea - all ages and abilities are welcome. The details…
Prevention Works! of Clallam County Logo Design Contest
- Submissions should be either .pdf or .jpg files.
- The Prevention Works! Board will review all submissions and decide the winner.
- The winner will receive a monetary prize!