PW! Update 10-1-18
PW! Prevention Update
October 1, 2018
YMPEP Clallam Networking Meeting
Wednesday, October 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (updated end time)
Clallam County Courthouse, Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Port Angeles
The Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) is hosting this meeting to provide interested partners with the opportunity to get feedback about the progress of the YMPEP program; learn about policy, systems, and environmental change as a strategy to prevent youth substance abuse; network with other prevention professionals; and meet the new Clallam County YMPEP Coordinator. Megan Moore, Kitsap Public Health, will present. RSVP to Jenny Oppelt at 360-417-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DSHS Mobile Unit
Friday, October 5, 8:00 am – 11:30 pm, Sequim
The DSHS Mobile Unit will be at Sequim City Hall this Friday. The mobile unit is staffed by program specialists who are able to determine financial eligibility for the cash and food assistance programs. They process new applications, reviews and changes for active cases; they issue EBT cards and receive documents. Applications for the Child Care Subsidy Program will be forwarded to that unit for processing. The specialists also determine eligibility for Medicare Savings Programs and Aged, Blind, or Disabled Medicaid.
Voter Registration Deadline
Monday, October 8
Next Monday is the deadline for online and mail-in voter registrations, address changes, name changes, and all other updates. Click on the link above to visit the Washington Secretary of State voter registration page. You can also visit the Clallam County Auditor Elections page for more information, or call them at 360-417-2221.
Ellen Galinsky: Mind in the Making Presentations
Tuesday, October 16, Peninsula College, Port Angeles
Reminder: Only two weeks until Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Lifeskills Every Child Needs, comes to Port Angeles! She will present an Interactive Workshop for teachers, childcare providers, and other professionals, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, and a Community Presentation for parents, grandparents, and any other community members who care about children, 6:30 - 8:00. Both events are FREE!
NEWS / RESEARCH
Caring for Kids!
Caring for Kids is a new centralized clothing closet for families in the Port Angeles School District who need clothing and shoes. New and gently used items can be dropped off at the North Olympic Skills Center. Join or follow their Facebook group for more information.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Outstanding youth volunteers in grades 5-12 can now apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation’s largest youth recognition program focuses exclusively on community service. Local Honorees and Distinguished Finalists will be recognized. One winner in each state will receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington DC for national recognition events. National Honorees win an additional $5,000 and another $5,000 for the organization of their choice. Encourage any outstanding youth volunteers in your organization to apply.
Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression
Researchers studied brain scans of school-age children and found that “feelings of extreme guilt correlated highly with smaller anterior insula volume,” which is predictive of later depression. The article does not answer the question of “whether guilt causes later life mental disorders or if a biological predisposition to mental disorders causes early symptoms of excessive guilt,” but notes that it’s important to focus on early intervention and prevention by helping children learn to manage guilt.
ECEAP Funding: Save the Date
Are you interested in starting or expanding Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) services? ECEAP programs help prepare 3- and 4-year-old children from low income families for success in school and in life. The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) anticipates releasing its next ECEAP Expansion application at the end of October 2018. Visit their webpage for more information.
Syringe Access Program
The Comer Family Foundation's Syringe Access Program seeks to improve the health and wellness of people affected by drug use nationwide. Support is provided for harm reduction-centered syringe access programs, which offer free sterile syringes, education, and often community wrap around services to reduce transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, and opiate overdose. Grants range from $2,500 to $20,000. Deadline: November 1.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Networks for School Improvement
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is focused on ensuring all students in the United States, especially Black, Latino, and low-income students, have access to a great education. The Foundation’s strategy to achieve this includes funding intermediary organizations to form Networks for School Improvement (NSIs). An NSI is a network of secondary schools working both collectively and individually with an intermediary to improve outcomes for Black, Latino, and low-income students. This RFP seeks to expand the outcomes and indicators that networks are working on to include College Readiness, High School College Access, and Postsecondary On-Track. Deadline: October 26.
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