Mission: Prevention Works! is a community coalition that promotes
positive childhoods in Clallam County.
PW! Update April 5, 2019
Week of the Young Child™! April 8-12 It's time to ramp up the excitement–#woyc19 is quickly approaching! Visit our website for activity ideas and inspiration for your event. And don't forget to shop our online store for WOYC themed merchandise to help you celebrate.
We can't wait to see how you Step It Up (SIU) for Music Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Work Together Wednesday, Artsy Thursday and Family Friday! Share your photos and videos using #woyc19 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance for Young Children in our Care Wednesday, April 10, 3–4 p.m. EDT Join us for a FREE webinar with author Zeynep Ercan, where she will discuss ways early childhood professionals can transform their thinking around children’s actions by using culturally appropriate positive guidance.
Other Webinar is also at this link: Early Literacy May 29th
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
Washington State University Extension
4-H Program Coordinator Clallam County
223 E 4th St, Ste 15, Port Angeles, WA 98362
360-417-2398 l firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring for the Homeless in our Community: Companionship Workshop Saturday, April 13 9 am-12 pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 301 E. Lopez Ave. Port Angeles Presented by Mental Health Chaplaincy
Rooted in our natural capacities as human beings to act on out concern for another person, Companionship is a relational response to isolation and distress, supportive of healing and recovery. Companionship is not about "fixing" but instead welcomes the stranger, building a circle of care with individuals who are facing emotional and mental health challenges.
Contact Ingrid Carmean at email@example.com or 555.240.9205 for registration or questions.
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
April 18, 2019 Dry Creek Elementary School will present a special viewing of “Resilience”a documentary illuminating the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and this movement to prevent an treat toxic stress. Professionallysupported 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 We are getting closer to the presentation from Tall Cop Says Stop. There are still some spaces available. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
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
Thanks to a grant from the Albert Haller Foundation, Prevention Works! and First Teacher are updating the Early Learning Directory for Clallam County. You can see what is currently listed (some out of date) at www.preventionworkscc.org click on Resources Tab, then Early Learning Directory. If you know of a new program or recent changes please send changes to email@example.com we will be making updates as the information becomes available! Thank you!
Evaluation of Integrated Managed Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries in Southwest Washington: First Year Outcomes On April 1, 2016, two counties in Southwest Washington (Clark and Skamania) became the first region in Washington to adopt an integrated managed care (IMC) model. This evaluation examines the impact of the transition to IMC on the health and social outcomes of Medicaid beneficiaries in the IMC region. Difference-in-difference approaches were used to examine changes in a broad set of health care performance metrics in the first year after implementation of the IMC model (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017), relative to beneficiary experience in the prior year. We report findings derived from both simple t-tests and generalized estimating equation (GEE) models that control for the potential confounding effect of regional differences in beneficiary characteristics. Of the health and social outcome metrics examined, two-thirds showed no significant relative change in Southwest Washington, compared to the balance of state. The outcome measures that had significant differences were mostly positive for the Southwest region, with few statistically significant negative results. Click on title to go to web site.
NAEYC's First ever Newsletter April 1945 We thought you might enjoy seeing our very first newsletter from April, 1945 when we were the National Association for Nursery Education. Time flies when you're advancing the early childhood profession. Click title to view- it is very interesting!
Real Life Resilience Champions 2.0 The recent appointment of Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first Surgeon General represents exciting opportunities for increased leadership and momentum around issues related to ACEs and toxic stress. But you don’t have to be a surgeon general to be a Resilience Champion. Anyone who is using (or who wants to use) a trauma-informed and resilience-building approach to lead change can make a difference!
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Open Call for Proposals Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.