PW! Update 1-30-19

Prevention Works!
Prevention Works!

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

PW! Prevention Update: 1-30-2019

Resilience Screening
Friday, February 1, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Roosevelt Elementary, Port Angeles
All are invited to join staff from Roosevelt Elementary for a special viewing the documentary “Resilience.”  The film provides information on the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the movement to prevent and treat toxic stress.  Professionally supported breakout groups will convene following the showing to address topics and discuss questions.  If you haven’t seen this film yet, we strongly encourage you to attend.  A free family dinner will be provided from 5:30 – 6:00, and childcare will be available during the movie.  For RSVP for Childcare and/or Dinner to .  You can also click on the link above for the flyer/RSVP form.  (Ed. Note: We apologize for the typo in the RSVP email last week.)

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Brinnon and Port Hadlock
Thursdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Brinnon
Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Port Hadlock
The new session of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn in Brinnon will begin Thursday, February 7; the Port Hadlock session will be held on Fridays.  See the event flyers for more information.

Where We Are With the Opioid Use Epidemic In Clallam County
Monday, February 4, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,
Carver Room, Port Angeles Library
The Clallam County Department Of Health And Human Services invites all community members to this informational meeting to learn about and discuss: how the opioid use epidemic has affected Clallam County residents, what our County has done to respond to the epidemic, available treatments for individuals with opioid use disorders, and how to get and use Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose.  Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, MD, MPH, Clallam County Health Officer will present.  A Narcan kit will be provided to all interested attendees who watch a short training video.   Opioid overdoses can be reversed by administering the opioid reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). The increased availability and use of Narcan in Clallam County has resulted in a decrease in the number of opioid overdose deaths in the past year.

Webinar: Promoting Connectedness for Youth Through Social Networks
Friday, February 22, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by: Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention
In this webinar, Dr. Peter Wyman, PhD, from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester, will review research on the influence of school-based social networks to adolescent risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors, discuss adolescent exposure to risk factors for suicide, and discuss how school-based social networks can be used to promote social connectedness and address adolescent relational needs. Scott LoMurray, Deputy Director, from Sources of Strength, will provide an overview of Sources of Strength as an evidence-based universal upstream intervention, review how diverse peer leaders and trusted adults use social connectedness as a protective factor to transform behavior and social norms at a school-wide level, and examine how the shared risk and protective factor framework and interventions like that of Sources of Strength can impact a variety of negative behaviors and outcomes. 

Clallam County Homeless Connect
Friday, March 1, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles
Everyone is invited! This is a one stop shop services event for anyone who is very low income, at risk of becoming homeless, or already homeless.  Free information and assistance from approximately 50 different agencies/service providers will be available in areas such as housing, ID vouchers, health insurance, haircuts, clothing, food, and much more.  Free bus rides from anywhere in Clallam County to help people attend; just say “Vern Burton Center” on the day of the event. 

Introduction to Developmental Trauma:  Implications for Clinical Work, Education, and Caregiving
Monday, April 1, Denver CO
Attendees of this training, sponsored by the ChildTrauma Academy, will learn the key principles of neurodevelopment, key functions of the brain, and the hierarchy of brain development.  After discussing how trauma can affect brain development and functioning, Dr. Bruce Perry will describe how the Neurosequential Model (NM) approach can help professionals and caregivers determine the strengths and vulnerabilities of a child and create an individualized intervention, enrichment, educational, and care plan matching his/her unique needs. Following lunch, multiple workshops will explore applications of the neurosequential approach for mental health professionals, educators, and caregivers.  

ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice Event
Wednesday, May 15, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Everett Public Schools Community Resource Center
Save the Date: The third Washington statewide ACEs and Resilience Community of Practice event will be held this spring in Everett. This event will provide opportunities to connect with people across the state who are working to grow trauma-informed, resilient, and compassionate approaches in their communities and work places, so that all children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.  Please note: this is not an introduction to ACEs or an ACEs training.  We will share registration information when it becomes available.  Limited travel assistance is also available and can be requested when you register.


Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards
Nominations are being accepted for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.  This program, administered by Serve Washington, recognizes Washington state volunteers whose service contributes to the health and wellness of our communities.  There are different categories for individual, group, and National Service awards.  Nominations are due February 8.

California Governor Names Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First-Ever Surgeon General
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness and a leader in the study of ACEs and Resilience, was appointed California’s first surgeon general last week.  California’s proposed state budget includes $60 million for early developmental screening for children and $45 mission to identify ACEs among children and adults in the Medicaid program.

How the TCJAs New UBIT will Provisions will Affect Nonprofits
This research report, commissioned by Independent Sector, looked at the impact on nonprofits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA).  The TCJA requires nonprofit organizations, including churches, to pay 21% in unrelated business income taxes (UBIT) on transportation benefits, such as transit and parking, provided to employees and to calculate separately the taxes on each unrelated business income activity.  Researchers surveyed hundreds of diverse nonprofits to better understand the estimated taxes, administrative costs, and other implications of the changes.  They found that the tax is a bigger burden to smaller nonprofits, about 10% of nonprofits are considering dropping these benefits, and new reporting requirements will divert funds from each nonprofits’ mission.


Executive Director, Summer Camp Counselors, + More
Camp Beausite Northwest
Camp Beasuite Northwest is looking for seasonal Summer Camp Counselors, a Food Service Manager, and other positions to staff their summer camp.  Staff will reside onsite at the camp in Chimacum, Sundays - Fridays, June 16-August 2.  They are also searching for a new Executive Director.  The mission of this camp is to provide inclusive learning, social, recreational, and therapeutic opportunities for adults and children with special needs, and their families.  Visit the website for more information.


Great Beginings Early Learning Initiative
Applications are due tomorrow, Thursday, January 31.

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting applications for STOP Act funds.  The goal of this programs is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The activities that are implemented in the project will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults).  Due date: March 22.
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