Mission: Prevention Works! is a community coalition that promotes
positive childhoods in Clallam County.
PW! Update March 15, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 am – Noon Community Café Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Clallam Resilience Project
Community members are invited to join this community conversation around ACEs and Resiliency.
Thursday, March 21 – 10:00 – 11:00 am PDT Webinar – Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing, National League of Cities
More information and link to registration:
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Care for Children with Trauma-Related Needs Barker Creek Community School, Bremerton, WA 98311
Sponsored by: Washington State Council for Children with Behavior Disorders (CCBD)
Early trauma changes the developing brain and relationships hold the key to recovery. This workshop will focus on (1) implementing compassionate, trauma-informed care, and (2) crisis management and de-escalation techniques. Presented by Tif Sudela-Junker.
Wednesday March 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm NEAR Sciences Training: Helping All People Flourish Port Angeles Library, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Clallam Resilience Project
Bonnie Schmidt, Early Childhood Educator and trained NEAR Science presenter, will present on NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resiliency). Learn the science behind human behavior and explore the impacts of trauma and toxic stress on our brains, bodies, behaviors, and choices. Participants will also explore opportunities for working together to address the impact of ACEs on our community and leave with a shared sense of hope for Clallam County.
Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm From Surviving to Thriving: The Intersection of Health, Nutrition, and NEAR Science Port Angeles Library, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, First Step Family Support Center, and Clallam Resilience Project. Lunch by Molina Healthcare.
The first part of this community event will begin with an overview of NEAR Science. Lunch will be followed by a discussion of how NEAR Science and Trauma Supportive practices impact and can inform our collective work on food security, healthy food access, and physical activity. Please RSVP for lunch by March 25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
April 4 & 5 Free Sanctuary Model TrainingThe Dalles, Oregon
8:30 am – 4:30 pm each day
This free training is only available to individuals and organizations that work in the Columbia River Gorge area. Registration and additional information:
Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm High in Plain Sight Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles
Sponsored by: Clallam County Health and Human Services
Officer Ryan Buzzini, a Tall Cop Say Stop law enforcement officer, will present on current marijuana, vaping, drug concealment trends and identifier. This presentation is for educators, parents, counselors, law enforcement, treatment providers, and others. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Christine Dunn at 360-417-2582 or email@example.com June 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Truth Among the Vapors Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth The goal of the training is to equip adult participants with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to provide educational presentations on e-cigarettes and cannabis vaping. This training was developed through a partnership between Washington Poison Center and Prevention WINS, a Drug Free Communities Coalition in Seattle.
If you would like to learn more about future trainings or to schedule a Truth Among the Vapors training, please contact Jennifer Oppelt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archived Webinar – Self-Healing Communities Model Original Date: February 28, 2019
Laura Porter, ACE Interface
Hosted by ACEs Connection and Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy & Practice
Second if a series on state-to-state best practices.
Link to webinar summary, recording, slides and related paper:
Archived Webinar – Trauma-Informed Health Departments Community of Practice: Lessons from the 2018 Environmental Scan and Applications in Illinois
The first part of this webinar is a summary of a national environmental scan of health departments, including Seattle-King County. The second half is four Illinois staff people talking about health department and multi-sector community work related to becoming trauma-informed. 2018
More information about this and other environmental scans they’ve done:
The Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative has also developed several issue briefs, including:
Widening the Lens on ACEs: The Role of Community in Trauma, Resilience, and Thriving
Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative – Webinar Archive (other webinars available)
Online Training (free) -Introduction to Systems Thinking Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
One hour self-study course
Must set up account through CDC Train (it looks simple and free)
Additional information and link to set up an account:
CDC ACE Presentation Graphics 8 different graphics that you can save and use in presentations
NEWS / RESEARCH
New ACEs Connection Community for Washington State
HOPE’s ACEs in Action of Shelton
ACEs Connection Presentations Tracker App
We now have the Presentations Tracker App on our Washington State ACEs Action community page. Scroll down and look for the box on the right hand side. Click Presentations Tracker to see the data. There’s some in it already.
If you’ve given or attended ACEs trainings, please add them by clicking the link to presentations surveys. If you don’t know the full address of the training, a city and state are fine.https://www.acesconnection.com/g/washington-state-ace-s-group
Institute for Rural America – Seize the Moment Grants http://instituteruralamerica.org/html/seize_the_moment_grants.html Guidelines:
Seize the moment grants are for organizing in response to an unanticipated challenge or threat to an organization’s work and/or undertaking urgent action in response to extraordinary conditions. This response may include:
*Public events/rallies and or
*Time-specific special projects
These grants are not for:
*Operational or budget emergencies
*Travel, unless compelling circumstances needs travel
Grant amount: The maximum Seize the Moment Grant is $250 and it is used within six months of receipt. A report on how grant funds were used and spent is required within a year of receipt of the award.
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