PW! Update 12-10-18



Prevention Works!

A Community Coalition of Clallam County


PW! Prevention Update 12-10-2018

Prevention Works! – Program Coordinator Position Available

We are seeking a new Program Coordinator.  The position is for a part-time, one year contract with option to renew annually.  Responsibilities include grant writing, fund raising, and administrative support to Prevention Works! Board of Directors.  For more information, click on the link above. Applications must be postmarked by January 11, 2019.

OSPI Public Social Emotional Learning Survey

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is a process through which people build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions.  Here at Prevention Works!, we sometimes use the term “life skills.”  OSPI is soliciting input from the public on SEL implementation in Washington State.  Click on the link above to take the survey.


2019 NW Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing
Thursday, January 31, Seattle
NWCF Forums bring together an extensive network of community members to address the evolution of trauma-informed care to include healing-centered engagement. Using the latest research blended with personal stories, this year’s Forum will focus on how children can experience trauma and healing, not only at the individual level, but also at the community level.  It will explore how toxic environments and systems such as inequality, poverty, and racism are collectively experienced and therefore need a different approach to healing. Attendees will learn conceptual tools and practical strategies that support traumatized children, youth and the adults working with them, in a holistic and strength-based way.  Registration is required. 


More Than Half of Americans Live in “Child Care Deserts,” and We’re Not Doing Much to Fix It
This news article summarizes a recent report that finds more than half of Americans live in “child care deserts,” defined by the report’s authors as areas where there are either no licensed child care providers for children under the age of five or there is less than one slot in a licensed child care center for every three children under the age of five.  Click here for the full report.  For a detailed breakdown of childcare in Washington State census areas, click here.

“Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” Early Literacy Intervention at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
This report is an evaluation of the “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” program to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to support parents with tools to talk, read and sing with their young children from birth.  Doctors and nurse practitioners discussed the importance of talking, reading, and singing with parents of children ages 0-3.  Parents also received a tool kit, including a book, CD, and resource guide.  Researchers interviewed parents 8-12 weeks later and found that 79% reported talking, reading and singing more often, and 96% reported still using the toolkit.


Nurse Home Visitor / Public Health Nurse
Jefferson County Public Health is hiring for a Nurse Home Visitor in the expanded regional Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Program, serving Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties.  NFP offers intensive home visiting services to first-time mothers with the goal of improving health and development outcomes and supporting self-sufficiency. This position will provide home visiting services to approximately 13 first-time mothers in Clallam County.  Applications are due Monday, December 17.


ECEAP Expansion Revision
On October 29, the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) released the ECEAP Expansion Request for Application (RFA) with funding for new slots starting in the 2019-20 school year. Recently, ECEAP staff became aware of three issues in the RFA materials that needed to be addressed. As a result, ECEAP has revised the following documents:
  • Exhibit A (updated formatting in the table in question 4)
  • Exhibit D (clarified wording in the column related to current slots)
  • Exhibit E (updated wording to reflect current years)
If your organization is planning to respond to the RFA, please ensure that you review Addendum #4 RFA Revisions.   Click on the link above for access to revised Exhibits A, D and E, an example of a partially completed Exhibit D document focusing on the revision, and additional Question and Answer documents.  Due date: December 19. 

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Events
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families - Strengthening Families Washington initiative is requesting applications from Washington State communities planning child abuse and neglect prevention events taking place between March - May 2019.  This is a quarterly funding opportunity.  The next application will be released in early May.  Click on the link above and scroll down to the “Community Work” section to find the application form.  Due date: December 31.

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