Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County.
PW! Update: April 16, 2019
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! This April, Committee for Children--- the creator of Second Step--- is proud to announce that we've partnered with country music star, actress, and proud parent Jana Kramer on a PSA to support our 2019 Hot Chocolate Talk campaign. Click here to view a video to learn about the Hot Chocolate Talk, then visit HotChocolateTalk.org to find research-based resources and information for educators and parents that you can share in your next family communications.
YMPEP Networking Meeting Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program Olympic Region Networking Meeting Tuesday April 23 9-11:30 a.m. Silverdale Strategy Workgroup 11:45-12:15p.m. Click on title for registration.
at First Step 325 E. 6th St. Port Angeles. Class starts April 25th and will be held every Thursday from 5-6:30pm for 11 weeks. This is a free class with snacks and childcare provided. Click this title for more information on the flyer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org We are getting closer to the presentation from Tall Cop Says Stop. There are still some spaces available. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
PREVENTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND TREATMENT OF PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS MAY 20, 2019 8:30 am-5 pm
Olympic Medical Center – Linkletter Hall -939 Caroline St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
TRAINERS: MIA EDIDIN, LICSW & LESLIE BUTTERFIELD, PHD
FREE FOR CLALLAM COUNTY PROVIDERS
TRAINING FUNDED BY: WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, STRENGTHENING FAMILIES WASHINGTON
1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder. Do you know how to best support a family experiencing a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder?
Understanding the "Real" Transition to Parenthood
Risk Factors and Prevention
Understanding components of treatment and recovery.
Screening tools and practices
Pharmacology during pregnancy/breastfeeding.
Impact on children, family and community.
Strategies to prevent/reduce PMADs
Community Networking and Discussion
6.5 CEUs for LICSW, LMHC, LMFT 6.5 contact hours (CNEs) for nurses Open to anyone working with childbearing families.
REGISTRATION: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4212001 Questions: email@example.com The Role of Medication Treatment and the Impact of Stigma in Responding to the Opioid EpidemicThursday, May 30, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center
Clallam County Health & Human Services is excited to be bringing Paul Barry, LICSW, Clinician Trainer, Community and Clinical Resources for Opioid Use Treatment, UW AIMS Center. Paul has been a social worker for over 25 years and has over 12 years of experience providing behavioral health services in primary care and academic settings. Please join us for this free and informative event. Please R.S.V.P. to: Christine Dunn Prevention & Linkage to Care Coordinator 360-417-2582 firstname.lastname@example.org as seating is limited.
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, email@example.com. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/257893047944709121
It is now April 2019, We are one year away from the 2020 Census. Unfortunately, 1.6 million Washington residents are at risk of being left out of the count. If that many people are left out, communities across our state will receive less money for nonprofit services, schools, roads, community projects, and other programs that benefit all of us. To make sure that our 1.6 million neighbors get counted, we need you to ask the state legislature to fund census outreach to ensure an accurate count. The proposed funds would help nonprofits reach people who could be left out of the count. The 2020 census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to get increased federal funding and representation for our state—but over 1.6 million Washingtonians are at risk of being left out of the count. An incomplete count would mean less money for nonprofit services, schools, roads, and community projects that make our state a special place to live.
How Many Children Experience Eviction During Childhood? Evictions are destabilizing events that increase families’ financial stress and strip away the psychological and physical security of having a home. These effects are particularly traumatizing for children, who often suffer emotionally and academically. While these negative consequences are well researched, little evidence exists to estimate the number of children who are evicted during childhood. To help fill this knowledge gap, this study calculates the proportion of children born in large US cities between 1998 and 2000 who were evicted from their home by age 15.
Meet Derek Clark: An Inspiring Story of Resilience Derek Clark was recently a keynote speaker at the 34th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment. His story features a traumatic past of child abuse and neglect, to a story about resilience, renewed relationships, and hope. Clark now travels the world to inspire educators and professionals to continue to foster positive and consistent relationships with children and teens who may seem "difficult" or "troubled". He emphasizes the importance of one single relationship to change a life-- and how we all have the potential to be a part of that special and necessary dynamic.
Foster Parents Speak This report describes the results of the 2018 DCYF Foster Parent Survey, which was previously conducted annually by the DSHS Children’s Administration. From September 2017 through August 2018, DSHS surveyed 1,349 foster parents about their satisfaction with the support and training provided by DCYF (Children’s Administration through June 2018) and private agencies. Relative to 2017, more foster parents said they get adequate support, can get help when they ask for it, find that social workers listen to their input, are treated as part of the team, and get adequate information about the needs of children placed with them. Responses about the quality of training continue to be very positive – 87% agreed that their training was somewhat adequate or more than adequate. Written comments show that there are still some areas where many desire improvement, including information sharing, inclusiveness, reimbursements, and efficient processes. Foster parents continue to emphasize that participation of experienced foster parents and the ability to interact with one another add value to training.
Early Childhood Brain Science: Nurturing Strong Mental Health Dr. Dayna Long, the Medical Director for the Department of Community Health and Engagement at USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, was the Keynote Speaker for Early Childhood Brain Science: Nurturing Strong Mental Health on Monday, April 8th. Dr. Long guided a packed room of attendees through the current science and best practices for addressing adverse childhood experiences and reducing toxic stress to improve the health of all children.
Creating School Level Resiliency Teams The purpose of this training is to create create school level “turnkey” teams focusing on the skills and organizational components necessary to create trauma sensitive and trauma responsive environments in our schools. These environments are characterized by the three inter-related Pillars that promote healing and growth: 1) Safety, 2) Connections, and 3) Emotional Regulation.
After School Program On-Call Substitute
Childcare Teacher’s Assistant
Community Cultural Outreach Specialist
EARLY HEAD START PRENATAL EDUCATOR
EARLY HEAD START TEACHER AIDE
Elementary Klallam Language Teacher
HEAD START FLOATING TEACHER AIDE
HEAD START SUBSTITUTE JANITOR
Substitute Teacher Aide
Assistant / Visitation Specialist
Mental Health Professional
SOC Family Advocate
First Step Family Support Center has MORE openings!
-Parent Educator/Parents as Teachers
-Maternity Support Services
-Public Health Nurse
-Parent Child Assistance Program Advocate/Case Manager
To apply, please email resume and letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Way of Clallam County has partnered with Prevention Works! to fund events in Clallam County to raise awareness, knowledge, and practices related to ACEs and N.E.A.R. sciences. Between May 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, six to twelve mini-grants, in the amount of $500.00 to $1,000.00, will be available for non-profit organizations throughout Clallam County that are organizing community-wide educational programs focused on ACEs, Trauma Informed Care and/or the N.E.A.R. Sciences. Grants will be made on an on-going basis between May 1, 2019 and January 15th, 2020, or until funds are depleted. Application will be due the 15th of each month with award announcements made by the last day of the month until funds are depleted. Reimbursement for awards will be made once the attached evaluation(s) is completed and returned, no later than 2 weeks after the program. Priority funding will be given to projects with three or more partners and to those programs outside of the Port Angeles School District. Eligible funding activities include, but are not limited to:
Honorarium for a guest speaker or expert to speak in Clallam County
Cost of advertising or promotion
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
Administrative costs not totaling more than 10% of total award