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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

Legislative Theater Youth Empowerment Project

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Mandala Center for Change in association with the League of Women Voters presents the Legislative Theatre Youth Empowerment Project, Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25 at the Vern Burton Center in Port Angeles. 

The event begins with a short play based on local Clallam County youth’s real-life experiences. Next audience members will be invited onstage to offer solutions to the problems presented – on the individual, institutional, and government levels. A community dialogue will ensue leading into the “Legislative Theatre” – a mock legislative session during which audience members will propose policy ideas and vote on those they want to see passed. Local legislators, who have been invited to attend and witness the process, will hear all of the information.

For more information: http://www.mandalaforchange.com/events/legislative-theatre-youth-empowerment-project/


Sequim Pre-3 Child Educator

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Sequim Pre­3 is a parent run preschool cooperate for children ages 10 months to 3 1⁄2 years. It's mission is to provide a child centered environment and a community of support. Parents, grandparents and caregivers attend a weekly class with the child that is led by the Child Educator. The Child Educator is responsible for creating and maintaining an energetic, positive, comfortable and fun environment that encourages learning, interaction and exploration by the children in the program. For more information and a complete positions description, click: Sequim_Pre3_Job_Posting.pdf

Teen Support Group Facilitator Position

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The Preventions Works! Parent Education, Advocacy, Services & Support Committee (PEASS) is seeking an independant contractor or contractors to offer parenting support for parents of middle and/or high school students in Clallam County.

LiFT - Linking Families & Teens

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Are you the parent or guardian of a 9th or 10th grader? Do you live in Clallam County?

LiFT is a free, 12-hour after school program made especially for rural teens and their parents.  The purpose of LiFT is to encourage communication between teens and their parents.

Parent Education Series Starts April 7 at First Step

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First Step Flyer

First Step Family Support Center invites you to...Make Parenting a Pleasure.

A FREE parenting education series for an exceptional parenting experience.

When: April 7 through June 16 (Thursdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Where: First Step Family Support Center
323 E. 6th Street, Port Angeles

For more information, call or text Kelsi at 912-2248.

Includes yummy lunch, childcare, and transportation by arrangement.

This parent education has been funded by Prevention Works! A community Coalition of Clallam County.

First is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Now Hiring: Independent Contractor for Preventions Works!

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The Preventions Works! Board is seeking a part–time, independent contractor with the following qualifications:

  • prefer at least a bachelor’s degree

  • computer literacy

  • experience with fundraising

  • experience with successful grant writing

  • experience overseeing contracts

  • experience with family and children’s’ programs

  • experience with volunteerism in the community

  • excellent writing, speaking and computer skills needed

Make Parenting a Pleasure

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Making Parenting a Pleasure

First Step Family Support Center invites you to a FREE parenting education series for an exceptional parenting experience. Funded by a United Way Great Beginnings Grant!

WHEN: To be announced, contact First Step info

WHERE: First Step Drop-In Center

E. 6th Street, Port Angeles

  • Activities for the Kids
  • Transportation by Arrangement

For more information, call Amber at 457-8355.

Summer Adventure Camp

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First Step Family Support Center is offering Summer Adventure Camp, a program specially designed to help children prepare for kindergarten.  Children will learn and practice skills they need to be successful in school.  Please cllick on the link for the program flyer.  Hurry - Tthere are only 24 spaces available! 


Love and Logic Parenting Classes in Sequim

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Parenting the Love and Logic Way TM Spring 2016-thumbPrevention Works!, Parenting Matters Foundation, and First Teacher are offering a 5-session Parenting the Love & Logic Way (TM) training.  The class wil meet Thursday mornings from 9-11 am, June 2-June 30 in the Sequim School District Board Room. 

Parents will learn how to avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm, set enforceable limits, begin empowering their children, and more!  Please click on the link below for more information.

Cost is $10/Adult/Class ($50 for all five sessions).

jpgThe Love and Logic Way Spring 2016 - Graphic

LPA EVENT: Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue

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Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue

Attached is the registration for the upcoming event: Trauma Exposure and Compassion Fatigue


Please feel free to forward to anyone you feel can benefit from this amazing training! In the brief bio-section on the registration form you will find Lauren Glickman's website if you want to check it out!
Seats are limited so please make sure you get your registration form in by the deadline! 

Job Opportunity - Project Outreach Worker

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General Information: Working for First Step Family Support Center and in collaboration with Olympic-Kitsap Peninsulas Early Learning Coalition (OKPELC), this outreach project addresses the opportunity gap in lower income, non-English speaking, and American Indian families in rural parts of Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and North Mason counties. The position will include travel across four counties into remote areas to meet in listening sessions with parents to identify what parents want and need for their children birth to 5 years. In addition programs will be implemented that attempt to meet these identified needs and wants.

Growing Strong

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Growing Strong

Free Classes on Cooking Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Family Meals on a Budget. For more information, please see the attached flyer.

Thursday Afternoons, 1-4pm

First Step Family Support Center
323 E 6th Street
Port Angeles, WA  98362

Classes are FREE and Open to Anyone Caring for Children.