PW! Update 4-27-18
PW! Prevention Update 4-27-18
Dear Visitor,Calendar – Trainings, Events, Parenting Classes
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training
Monday, May 14, 1-3pm: Bremerton, WA
Monday, May 14, 6-8pm: Chimacum, WA
Tuesday, May 15, 10-Noon: Forks, WA
Tuesday, May 15, 6-8pm: Port Angeles
Wednesday, May 16, 10-Noon: Sequim, WA
Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) is a 2-hour presentation based on the nationally recognized QPR “Gatekeeper” training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The QPR processes emphasizes that both professionals and non-professionals can effectively intervene to prevent suicides. Registration is required and space is limited. You can view the full flyer through a link on our webpage, above.
Kevin Hines Free Community Event Flyer
Friday, May 11, 3:30- 4:30, Port Angeles
We included information on this event, sponsored by Peninsula Behavioral Health, a couple of weeks ago, but now have the flyer on-line for you to print and/or forward to anyone who may be interested. Kevin Hines is a dynamic speaker who will be talking about mental health and suicide. He is one of less than 1% of people to survive a fall from the Golden Gate Bridge.
Comfort and Cozy Childcare/C&C Kids afterschool program is hiring. They are looking for a professional with experience working with children ages 1-12 years. Medium-full time position. Wage depends on experience. Email resumes or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Phillips Fund
The Phillips Fund awards grants annually to a broad range of charitable organizations serving Clallam County. Grants are predominately made for one year, with no implied renewal funding. However, a two-year grant will be considered if a case is made for why funding is required for a longer period. Please check in with Claire Bishop to make sure your request meets the Phillips Fund criteria. She can be reached at 206.799.8563 or email@example.com. Guidelines, application form, and instructions for submitting can be found online. Due date: Friday, June 1.
News / Research
Clallam Community Resources for Families
First Step Family Support Center updated their website this year, and we’d like to encourage you to take a look at the Community Resources tab. There is information on services including food, housing, medical/dental, drug abuse, and more.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Embrace Your Voice
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Click on the link above to visit the official website with links to promotional and educational resources in categories such as Embrace Your Voice, Everyday Consent, Healthy Communication with Kids, and Understanding Sexual Violence. In keeping with the theme, last week we shared an article about what the #MeToo movement means to teenagers. This week we’d like you to take a look at two more articles related to sexual assault awareness in schools.
When Students Say #MeToo, Schools Don’t Always Listen states that “sexual assault and harassment often begin long before adulthood and are widely underreported.” According to the article, 68% of girls and 58% of boys reported they were sexually harassed in high school, but 79% of public high schools reported zero incidents of sexual harassment in grades 7-12. The article discusses reasons whey these statistics don’t match and provides links to the research and data (for those of you who like original sources).
Three Ways Schools Can Help Prevent Sexual Assault promotes the following three strategies:
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