PW! Update 2-23-19

Prevention Works!
Prevention Works!

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

PW! Update 2-23-2019

Northwest PTTC Needs Assessment Survey
The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center needs your input.  They are interested in learning about your training and resource needs related to your substance use and misuse prevention work.  Survey responses will help determine what prevention related trainings to provide, and how best to provide them.  The assessment is designed for anyone interested in training in substance use prevention to help build both knowledge about prevention science, and skills to identify and implement evidence-based programs and strategies.  The survey was designed to take 15 minutes to complete.  


Civil Conversation in an Angry Age
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Port Angeles Public Library
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 pm
Sequim Public Library
Sponsored by: Humanities Washington, PA and Sequim Friends of the Library
At what point does conversation become a battle?  Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends?  Humanities Washington speaker David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when civility breaks down.  Participants will gain tools needed to embark upon more thoughtful, fruitful discussions on difficult topics like politics, religion, and morality.

Hidden in Plain Sight
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mountain View Middle School, Bremerton
Sponsored by: OESD 114, Bremerton School District, and Graduate Strong
Participants will walk through a mock teen bedroom and try to identify 70+ items which can indicate problems or risky behaviors, including drug use, mental health concerns, unhealthy relationships, and human trafficking.  Discussion will follow on popular local youth trends and tools will be provided to help parents navigate the teen years and talk to youth about important issues.  Must be 18+ to attend.

From Surviving to Thriving: The Intersection of Health, Nutrition, and NEAR Sciences
Thursday, March 28, 10:00    am – 2:00 pm
Port Angeles Public Library
Sponsored by: Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition, First Step Family Support Center, and Clallam Resilience Project
Everyone is invited to learn more about NEAR sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resiliency) and discuss how trauma-supportive practices impact and can inform our collective work on food security, healthy food access, physical activity, and more.  Lunch generously provided by Molina Healthcare.  Please RSVP for lunch by March 25 to

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 Says Stop law enforcement officer, will present on current marijuana, vaping, drug concealment trends and identifiers.  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


Child Care Crisis in the News
The child care crisis is beginning to get more attention nationally. Identifying Infants at Risk of Adverse Outcomes Using Administrative Data
This new report by the WA Department of Social and Health Services summarizes a set of predictive models which used administrative data available at birth to predict adverse outcomes for children on Medicaid. The three outcomes of interest were: 1) infant mortality, 2) Child Protective Services involvement before age four, and 3) developmental disorder diagnosis before age four. The findings demonstrate the utility of combining birth certificate information and other state administrative data about maternal and child factors such as low birth weight, maternal child welfare involvement, and number of previous births to identify infants that are most at risk of adverse outcomes.


SEL Innovation Awards
Novo Foundation
NoVo Foundation, in partnership with Education First and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is providing Social and Emotional Learning Innovation Awards to seed projects that foster social and emotional competencies in students in grades pre-K-12 nationwide. Applications are being invited from two pools: 1) individual teachers or teams of teachers seeking to implement Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives in the classroom or school in the 2019-2020 school year, and 2) district-level applicants seeking to implement SEL initiatives district-wide or across multiple schools within one district. Deadline: March 22.

Silver Family Foundation
The Silver Family Foundation focuses on transitional youth development programs that offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth.  They prioritize programs that have a proven track record of improving outcomes around key youth development and academic benchmarks including 3rd grade reading, high school graduation, college attainment and completion.  LOI are required and reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Seize the Moment Grants
Institute for Rural America
The Institute for Rural America offers small grants to assist nonprofit organizations needing to take quick action on issues that arise.  These issues may call for immediate organizing or action that cannot be predicted and are not budgeted.  In some cases it is crucial to act immediately to address the issue and take advantage of an organizing or teaching opportunity.  These grants may also be use to assist nonprofit organizations the opportunity to send staff to local, regional or national training programs in their field.  Grants are available to assist with conference registration fees, and are limited to one per organization.  Maximum grant is $250.  Funds are limited and when they are expended for a year, the grants will cease until the following fiscal year. 

GiveBIG Registration Open
King County’s GiveBIG 2019 will be held May 8.  Any nonprofit organization in Washington state may register to participate.  Click on the link above for more information.
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