Mission: Prevention Works! is a community coalition that promotes
positive childhoods in Clallam County.
PW! Update March 29, 2019
Learn More About New WACs for Family Home and Center Providers Saturday, April 6, 2019 10 a.m. to - 2 p.m. Vern Burton Community Center
308 East 4th Street Port Angeles, WA 98362 If you would like to learn about the new Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) The Department of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF) will being doing a Training. This Training is open to all Family Home and Center Providers, and anyone else who would like to learn about the New WACs. Bring any questions you may have about the New Licensing Regulations. Hope to see you all there, please share with your colleagues. Please RSVP Jade Lee email@example.com
April 8-12 Week of the Young Child You still have time to plan your open-ended celebrations so prepare to Step It Up (SIU)! Visit our website to help spark ideas and download the mini-toolkit to Learn, Act, and Share important policy opportunities that can make sure #ECEwins across the country and in your community.
4-H Family Fun Night at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim April 11th 6-7:30 pm Food! Fun! Prizes! Plant a seed to take home!
Contact: Melanie Greer for more information
Community Café for Families April 17th 12:30-2:00pm at First Step Family Support Center 323 E. 6th Port Angeles
Enjoy a free lunch with child care and discuss your perspectives and experiences about caregiving for children. For questions or to RSVP by April 15 to Minnie at 360.457.8355 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dry Creek Elementary School will present a special viewing of “Resilience” April 18, 2019
Documentary illuminating the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and this movement to prevent an treat toxic stress. Professionally supported breakout groups will convene following the showing to address topics and discussion questions.
Family Dinner 5:30pm- 6pm
Screening of the movie 6pm
Child care 0-4 years old during the movie
Activities for 5-12 years old during the movie.
Breakout Discussions following 7:10-7:40
Open to the Public Free Child Care + Dinner: Please RSVP to molsen@portangelesschools,org or text 360.775.5796 they will need to know Name of person calling, # of people attending from your household, ages of children attending, which school they attend, and an email address for friendly reminder.
High in Plain Sight Tuesday, April 30, 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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
Truth Among the Vapors June 6, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm,
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.
NEWS / RESEARCH
Question Persuade Respond (QPR) instructors training for community members and professionals.
This training has not been scheduled yet – Please contact Jenny at Clallam County Health & Human Services (HHS) if you are interested, she is trying to confirm interest.
“The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know”. QPR Gatekeeper Trainer Certification Course:
To understand the nature, range and importance of suicidal communications and their importance in preventing suicide.
To review and understand the groups at greatest risk of suicide and why QPR can work for them.
To train participants to teach QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention.
To gain a historical perspective about suicide prevention and how QPR fits into national efforts.
To acquire specific knowledge about how audiences may respond to the QPR message and how to react in a helpful manner.
To learn how to effectively promote suicide prevention in their own communities.
To gain the competence and confidence to teach others how to save lives and help prevent suicidal behaviors
You will receive:
8 hour Training/1 CEU
25 QPR classroom booklets and everything you’ll need to host training workshops
This training costs $395 per person but HHS will only be charging a $50 fee per person. HHS needs to know if there are enough people interested to bring the trainer to our area. Dates TBD depending on amount of interest (possibly mid to late April). Contact Jenny Oppelt at email@example.com or 360.417.2431
Learn more about QPR at: https://qprinstitute.com/
Service Use, Risk Factors, and Assessments among ECLIPSE, ECEAP, and ESIT Clients This report examines the children enrolled in three Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Family Support and Early Learning Program Division programs: Early Childhood Intervention and Prevention Services (ECLIPSE), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), and Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). The aims of the report were to examine overlaps between ECLIPSE and the other two programs, consider the feasibility of using assessments from ESIT and/or ECEAP to evaluate outcomes for the ECLIPSE population, and assess service use and risk factors of the population(s).
Identifying Infants at Risk of Adverse Outcomes Using Administrative Data: Findings from Washington State This report summarizes a set of predictive models which used administrative data available at birth to predict adverse outcomes for children on Medicaid. The three outcomes of interest were: 1) infant mortality, 2) Child Protective Services involvement before age four, and 3) developmental disorder diagnosis before age four. The findings demonstrate the utility of combining birth certificate information and other state administrative data about maternal and child factors such as low birth weight, maternal child welfare involvement, and number of previous births to identify infants that are most at risk of adverse outcomes.
Program Strengthens Humanities Institutions National Endowment for the Humanities
The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program seeks to help humanities institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Optional drafts are due April 3, 2019. Applications are due May 15, 2019.
Support for Landscape Conservation Partnerships Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund
The Landscape Conservation Catalyst Fund, an initiative of the Network for Landscape Conservation, is intended to help accelerate the pace and effective practice of place-based, collaborative landscape conservation across the United States. The Fund specifically seeks to build critical capacity and forward momentum in landscape conservation partnerships by supporting the key building block activities and collaborative processes that move partnerships forward. For the 2019 grant cycle, the Catalyst Fund will consider proposals in two categories: The General Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships in the United States. The Indigenous Community Catalyst Fund application process is open to all eligible landscape conservation partnerships that are Indigenous-led and primarily serving Indigenous communities. One- or two-year grants of $10,000 to $25,000 will be provided. The pre-proposal deadline is April 26, 2019; full proposals will be due July 1, 2019. Visit the Network for Landscape Conservation website to download the Requests for Proposals for both categories.
First Step Family Support Center Current Job Listings https://firststepfamilysupportcenter.org/join-us/employment/
To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maternity Support Services – RN
Public Health Nurse 1
Parent Child Assistance Program Advocate/Case Manager
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