PW! Update 1-14-19

Prevention Works!

A Community Coalition of Clallam County

Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County

Join us for our Annual Meeting: The State of Our Children, Youth, and Families in Clallam County, Tuesday, January 15, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Linkletter Hall, Olympic Medical Center.  Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, Clallam County Health Officer will present information from the Clallam County Health Assessment Data, highlighting areas of concern and positive responses already underway in Clallam County.  The presentation will be followed by questions, discussion, and a community call to action.  A resource table and refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Parents Night Out – Winter Calendar
Friday nights, beginning at 5:00 pm
January 18 (PA), February 22 (Sequim), and March 22 (PA)
Parent to Parent offers emotional support, laughter, needed resources, and a safe space to talk for parents of children with special needs.  “Come join the conversation with other parents who get it.”  Visit the webpage and brochure for more information and locations.

2019 NW Children’s Foundation Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: Trauma-Informed Care and the Future of Healing
Thursday, January 31, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tickets to this event are sold out, but you can still participate by webstream.  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. You may stream the Forum live or view the recording up to four days after.  The deadline to register is January 28.  Both web and in-person attendees may be eligible for CEUs or STARS credits.

Parenting the Love & Logic Way
Tuesdays, starting February 5, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Library, Port Angeles
Encourage parents to sign up for this six-session parenting program, sponsored by Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher.  Parents will learn practical skills they can begin using immediately with their children, 2-8 years old.  Topics include how to: avoid unwinnable power struggles and arguments, stay calm, set enforceable limits, help your kids learn from mistakes, and more!  Family dinner and child care are provided.  The program is FREE, but parents are asked to register.  Call 360-452-5437 or email  

Special Education Workshop and Clinic
Saturday, February 16, Lincoln Center, Port Angeles
Workshop: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:1 Clinic: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This workshop will provide information and resources for students, parents, and professionals on IEP, 504, and High School Transition Plans.  Plan to stay after for the one to one clinic, where you can sign up with a trained professional to review documents and answer questions specific to your student’s needs.  Please RSVP for the Clinic as spaces are limited.  Contact Shawnda Hicks, 360-406-1215 or


Child Care Options Task Force – Survey
One of our new strategic priorities is the creation of a community task force focused on the expansion of quality child care throughout Clallam County.  Our new Child Care Options Task Force needs your input.  They have developed a short survey to help identify the biggest concerns/barriers: hours and cost of existing child care options, new licensing requirements for providers, working conditions for providers, and more.  Please take a couple of minutes and click on the link above to take the survey.  If you are interested in joining this new task force, please email us.  The next meeting is later this month.

Clallam County Opioid Surveillance Dashboard
The latest Dashboard is now available online.  It is used “to share current, relevant data to inform practice decisions and interventions.”

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2019
The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.  Click on the link above for more detailed information.
Beginning Jan. 1, standard mileage rates are:
  • 58 cents per mile driven for business use,
  • 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, and
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. 

Great Beginings Early Learning Initiative
The writable, Word version of the Great Beginings RFP is available from our website or emailing us directly.  Applications are due Thursday, January 31.

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