PW! Update: 6-29-18
PW! Prevention Update: June 29, 2018CALENDAR
Port Angeles Day of Play
Saturday, July 28 – Port Angeles
Lots of different events are going on around PA at this event sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with others. Activities include disc golf, riding at the BMX track, and more. Visit the event page on Facebook for detailed information.
Fourth of July Celebrations
Wednesday, July 4, Various Locations
There are a lot of free, fun events happening across the county for the fourth of July. For more information, see the following pages:
Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July
Port Angeles – 4th of July Celebration
Sequim – 4th of July
Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust
This trust awards grants to encourage new civic and charitable projects to benefit citizens of Port Angeles and Clallam County. To receive an application, send a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust, PO Box 1588, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Due date: September 30.
Rural Communities Opiod Response Program – Planning
This notice solicits applications for the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program- Planning (RCORP-Planning). The purpose of RCORP is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorders in rural counties. Due date: July 30.
NEWS & RESEARCH
Homeless Shelter to Close in Port Angeles: Serenity House Hopes to Reopen Night-by-Night Shelter in Fall
This PDN article provides the most recent information about the closing of Serenity House’s night-by-night shelter.
The Suffering of Children
This perspective article from The New England Journal of Medicine discusses the effect of trauma on children who have been separated from their families by federal immigration policy. It’s well written, researched, and explains why, from a medical/health perspective, we need to be concerned.
Mental Health in America – Youth Data
This webpage is an excellent resource for data highlighting how Washington compares to other states on youth mental health issues. The percentage of youth (ages 12-17) in Washington reporting either at least one major depressive episode or one severe major depressive episode was higher than the US average. It also includes information on drug an alcohol use, access to mental health care, and treatment.
Despite Concerns, No Increase in Bullying Among High School Students in 2017
Bullying rates across the country stayed about the same from 2015 to 2017. Approximately 20% of high school students continued to report being bullied at school, and 1 out of 6 reported they were cyberbullied.
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