PW! Prevention Update 7-27-18
July 20, 2018
Head Start, Early Head Start, and ECEAP Openings
OlyCap is still actively recruiting families for the 2018-19 school year, particularly in the Port Angeles, Forks, and Port Townsend areas. If you know a child under 5 looking for free preschool (must be income eligible or the child must have a disability, receiving special services or the family have special needs), please refer them.
Reunification Center Workshop
Friday, June 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Everyone is invited to this workshop to learn the most effective ways to support community members after a mass casualty incident. Reunification Centers with trained volunteers and professionals 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 teach the most effective ways to work with people who are gathered at Reunification Centers. Presenter Dr. Mary Schoenfeldt is considered an expert in the field of Critical Incident Stress Management and Disaster Mental Health and Emergency Management.
ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Event
October 10, 2018, Red Lion Hotel, Pasco, WA
Registration information is coming soon for the second Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Convening, hosted by the Essentials for Childhood Community Stakeholder Education and Action Workgroup. This event is open to anyone working to build resilient communities, address and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Adverse Community Environments, and other forms of trauma, or to create communities where all children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Limited funds are available to cover travel costs for people who don’t have an organization that can support their travel and are traveling over 100 miles. For more information, email Marilyn.firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to join the distribution list.
NEWS / RESEARCH
Endometriosis Linked to Childhood Abuse
Researchers at Fred Hutch in Seattle found that women who reported “severe-chronic abuse of multiple types” had a 79 percent higher risk of endometriosis compared to those who reported no to little abuse. Researchers pointed out this does not mean abuse causes endometriosis; rather it adds “to the growing body of evidence linking adverse childhood experiences with poor health outcomes.”
When Your Child Is a Psychopath
Interesting article about children diagnosed with conduct disorder with callous and unemotional traits, and new therapies to help them live in society.
After King County’s Lawsuit Win, Trump Administration Restores Sex-Ed Research Funding
King County has received funding for the fourth year of a five-year research project to study the efficacy of the FLASH sexual health education program. The funds were awarded as part of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. FLASH is used by school districts across Clallam County and the country.
The Chisholm Foundation supports initiatives to advance education, the arts, and religion. The Foundation encourages prospective grantees to seek matching gifts or challenge grants that bolster the effect of its support. Deadline: September 1st, 2018
The Lawrence Foundation funds both program and operating grants across a broad range of activities, including in human services and education. To date, the organization has funded 525 programs with amounts totaling 4.5 million. The foundation makes both program and operating grants over single and multi-year terms.
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